|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
If taken, A level Drama and Theatre Arts grade B or above.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Satisfactory performance at an audition or, if not resident in the UK, on a visual recording required.
If you are successful in your application, you will be asked to attend a Drama Admission Workshop. These workshops take place on our Offer-holder Visit Days, when you will also be able to meet academic staff and students in the Department and familiarise yourself with our teaching and practice spaces. Please note that your offer will be conditional on your satisfactory participation in one of our Drama Admission Workshops, as well as achieving the grade requirements set out in your official offer confirmation. If you are domiciled outside of the UK, you will be required to demonstrate a satisfactory standard of practice and understanding of performance by providing a video recording of a monologue and short piece of writing. A choice of monologues and further details about the written piece will be provided to overseas applicants once your application has been received.
Studying the practical, theoretical and technical aspects of theatre in combination, offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore and understand its relevance, considerations and practicalities.
This programme will give you an excellent grounding in all areas of performance theory and theatre making, whilst giving you the opportunity to specialise in those aspects that you are most interested in, from critical research in seminars and dissertations, to the creation of new performance in a professional context. Through this we will help you develop into a confident researcher and performer and to build a diverse and attractive professional profile. Your development will be supported by our close links with theatres and professional practitioners in Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, London and beyond.
94% of our BA Drama and Theatre Arts students enter work or further study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2017). Our graduates start careers with employers including:
The National Theatre
The Royal Court Theatre
Roles include theatre choreographer, drama teacher, performing arts tutor and TV production assistant director.