Performing Arts - Drama

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Why study with us? We believe that drama is best studied in practice. You spend much of your time exploring drama through practical, performance-based assessments. We encourage you to pursue your own practical and academic interests, working in the studio with guidance from an enthusiastic and supportive team of tutors. Our level three performance exams are currently staged at the Dukes Theatre, Lancaster, a professional theatre, where you may also explore a variety of technical, administrative and production roles.

"The Dukes is delighted to host the final year productions... The students' dedication and professionalism is impressive and a tribute to the high standard of courses."

Amanda …

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Why study with us? We believe that drama is best studied in practice. You spend much of your time exploring drama through practical, performance-based assessments. We encourage you to pursue your own practical and academic interests, working in the studio with guidance from an enthusiastic and supportive team of tutors. Our level three performance exams are currently staged at the Dukes Theatre, Lancaster, a professional theatre, where you may also explore a variety of technical, administrative and production roles.

"The Dukes is delighted to host the final year productions... The students' dedication and professionalism is impressive and a tribute to the high standard of courses."

Amanda Belcham, Chief Executive of the Dukes theatre What can this course lead to?

With a broad range of transferable skills, former students have gone on to careers in television, theatre, theatre in education, arts administration, stage management, cabaret and writing, as well as teaching, journalism and retail management. Graduates have also gone on to drama schools and postgraduate programmes.

Resources and facilities

In years one and two performances are staged in the Black Box Studio Theatre, our flexible in-house performance venue.

In year three, performances are currently staged at the Dukes theatre in Lancaster. Here, our students have the opportunity to work and perform in a professional theatre where they may also explore a variety of technical and production roles.

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Entry requirements

240 UCAS points.

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Credit and UCAS requirements UCAS code: W400L UCAS points: 240 Selection criteria

Selection is via interview and practical group workshop.

Costs

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Full-time students

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The tuition fee for the 2013/14 academic year has been set at £8,250 (including an automatic £750 fee discount).

As a full-time UK student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning £21,000 per annum (if you're from England) or £15,795 (if you're from Scotland). You may also be eligible for a maintenance loan (up to £5,500) and a maintenance grant (up to £3,354). For more information about student loans and grants, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. Full-time students may be eligible for one of 110 NSP awards for full-time students worth up to £6,000.

Cumbria Bursary

The Cumbria Bursary is an annual cash award of £1,000 for up to three years of study. There are 300 Cumbria Bursaries available in 2013.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

  • Achievement scholarships
  • Outstanding performance awards
  • Access to Learning Fund
  • Utilities trust

EU

The tuition fee for the 2013/14 academic year has been set at £8,250 (including an automatic £750 fee discount).

As a full-time EU student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning £21,000 per annum (or the equivalent in your country). For more information about student loans, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. Full-time students may be eligible for one of 110 NSP awards for full-time students worth up to £6,000.

Cumbria Bursary

The Cumbria Bursary is an annual cash award of £1,000 for up to three years of study. There are 300 Cumbria Bursaries available in 2013.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

  • Achievement scholarships
  • Outstanding performance awards
  • Utilities trust

International

The tuition fee for the 2013/14 academic year is £9,960.

Fees are billed annually and may be paid by the student or a sponsor. 75 percent of the annual tuition fees must be paid before or at registration. For students requiring a Tier 4 Student Visa, a deposit of £3,500 is expected as a minimum before a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) will be issued. For more information, visit our international student finance page.

Early payment discount

If you are paying your own fees, you may be eligible for an early payment discount of £1,000. This discount is awarded to students who pay in full before registration.

International scholarship

If you are studying a full-time bachelor's degree (excluding teacher training and NHS-funded courses) or a top-up degree, you may be eligible for an international scholarship. The university has nine scholarships available. Find out more on our scholarships page.

Additional financial support

Our money doctors will be on hand throughout the year to help you manage your money while you’re in the UK. However, if you do happen to run into financial difficulty during your time here, you may be able to access a small emergency support fund.

Part-time students

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The tuition fee for students starting study in the 2013/14 academic year is £8,250 (including an automatic £750 fee discount). This fee is billed annually. For part-time students, the annual fee is calculated based on the number of years you take to complete your course. For example, a student studying part-time for six years may expect to pay £4,125 per year.

As a part-time UK student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning over £21,000 a year (if you're from England) or £15,795 (if you're from Scotland). For more information about student loans and grants, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. Part-time students may be eligible for one of 40 NSP awards worth up to £3,000.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

  • Achievement scholarships
  • Outstanding performance awards
  • Access to Learning Fund
  • Utilities trust

EU

The tuition fee for students starting study in the 2013/14 academic year is £8,250 (including an automatic £750 fee discount). This fee is billed annually. For part-time students, the annual fee is calculated based on the number of years you take to complete your course. For example, a student studying part-time for six years may expect to pay £4,125 per year.

As a part-time EU student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning over £21,000 a year. For more information about student loans, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. Part-time students may be eligible for one of 40 NSP awards worth up to £3,000.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

  • Achievement scholarships
  • Outstanding performance awards
  • Utilities trust
Additional contact information

Colin Knapp, Senior Lecturer in Drama.
Email: colin.knapp@cumbria.ac.uk

For more information visit the Drama website here UCAS Link

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Modules

For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course (PDF).

Course summary

Your study of performance is both critical and creative. In addition to academic theories, you gain real-world experience of performance to become an independent, reflective thinker and practitioner.

At level one, you are introduced to a range of skills in devising, performance and production. In practical workshops and rehearsals, you become aware of problems and challenges inherent in creating performance work and find the appropriate solutions. You learn to reflect on the processes of performance and apply the basic principles of performance analysis.

Level two modules expand your understanding of the key issues and debates in performance. You also take a number of practical modules which introduce the skills and practices of genre-specific performance. In these modules you explore the relationship between your skills and your employability.

In the final year you deepen your knowledge and experience. You take a module exploring the cultural contexts and debates within twentieth-century performance practice. Practical modules give you the opportunity to develop independence and originality in researching and staging performances. You also have the chance to experience and reflect upon what you have learnt and where you might go next.

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Case studies

“The people I've met, and the social experiences I've had throughout the years have been some of the greatest memories that I’ll keep with me throughout life. Combining that with the first class teaching that’s presented here has just opened my eyes to the possibilities of my future.”
Harry Powell, BA (Hons) Drama, 2013

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