Performing Arts - Musical Theatre Performance and Drama Performance

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Performing Arts - Musical Theatre Performance and Drama Performance

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Joint honours performance also has options in Dance Performance and Drama Performance and Dance Performance and Musical Theatre Performance. Why study with us?

The Drama Performance pathway is ideal to help you explore the world of contemporary theatre and learn practical performance skills as an actor. The course centres on developing skills and knowledge and making theatre pieces. Graduates can seek roles in a wide variety of sectors, including performance, the media and teaching.

The Musical Theatre Performance pathway is designed for students wishing to explore musical theatre and to practice performance skills with a special emphasis on singing. You will also have many opportunities t…

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Joint honours performance also has options in Dance Performance and Drama Performance and Dance Performance and Musical Theatre Performance. Why study with us?

The Drama Performance pathway is ideal to help you explore the world of contemporary theatre and learn practical performance skills as an actor. The course centres on developing skills and knowledge and making theatre pieces. Graduates can seek roles in a wide variety of sectors, including performance, the media and teaching.

The Musical Theatre Performance pathway is designed for students wishing to explore musical theatre and to practice performance skills with a special emphasis on singing. You will also have many opportunities to be involved in shows and develop your singing and performance techniques.

What can this course lead to?

With a broad range of transferable skills, graduates may seek roles as performers. Others may use the skills gained during the course to work in communication, in fields such as media, public relations and teaching.

Resources and facilities

We are proud of our facilities; we have a main theatre seating up to 180 people and also a studio theatre in-house which seats 80. Our support facilities for productions include set-construction workshops, sound recording studios and multimedia production edit suites. Rehearsal rooms include three drama studios, two singing rooms and conventional teaching spaces.

Have a look at our learning resources for Performing Arts.

Entry requirements

280 UCAS tariff points

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Credit and UCAS requirements UCAS code: WW43 UCAS points: 280 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 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. 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 Visit the Performing Arts subject site 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

You explore the world of contemporary and classical theatre from the practical and theoretical viewpoint of an actor.

In the first year, you are introduced to the basic principles of voice and movement for actors, improvisation and classic and contemporary texts. Then you consider the theoretical issues informing the work.

During the second year, you work as an actor in two productions led by a director—first in a play designed for performance in an orthodox theatre space and then in a production made for a specific audience.

Throughout year three, you work as an actor in a major piece directed by a visiting practitioner and also work in a student-led company devising and presenting an original performance. You conclude your theoretical work by researching and writing an extended essay on a special subject of interest within the area of drama. Finally you prepare a personal portfolio.

Case studies

"I have been given the great opportunity to work with industry professions. This is not common in many universities. I have gained so much from working with them, I am a much more confident and knowledgeable performer. I enjoy the freedom to create. We are encouraged to use our creativity push boundaries.”

Elaine McAnaney, Joint BA (Hons) Musical Theatre and Drama Peformance

When we asked our students about this course, they said...

“I have enjoyed every second I have been here so far! There’s so much to take in and I’ve learnt a huge amount from all of my tutors. The course is really helping me fulfil my potential as a performer and I can’t wait for the rest of it.”

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