BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Theatre

BA (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

The Theatre programme at Brunel will offer you subject specialist skill-sets that you will gain from a holistic approach to studying and training in performance while also acquiring fundamental transferable life skills of collaboration, negotiation, teamwork, leadership skills, presentation skills, problem-solving and project-management, that are applicable in almost all professional environments.

At Brunel we offer you the opportunity to study and specialise in a wide variety of skills-based strands ranging from Acting, Applied Drama, Digital Performance, Directing, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre and Playwriting. You then get the chance to apply what you’ve learnt through our work experience module ‘Professional Experience and Development’. You’ll study both theatre theory and practice in historical and contemporary contexts.

You will be taught by staff who are cutting edge academics and industry specialists and who will enable you to nurture your own links with the world of employers once you finish your degree at Brunel. We offer practical routes to careers in the creative industries, in education or in further postgraduate research.

Our strategic location in London enables us easy access to the city’s rich and diverse culture and theatre events. We seek every opportunity to take you on theatre visits and look for ways to offer you workshops with cutting edge theatre companies as part of your course. Past theatre trips have included productions at The Barbican, The National Theatre, Royal Court, Sadler’s Wells and others.

Programme description

The Theatre programme at Brunel will offer you subject specialist skill-sets that you will gain from a holistic approach to studying and training in performance while also acquiring fundamental transferable life skills of collaboration, negotiation, teamwork, leadership skills, presentation skills, problem-solving and project-management, that are applicable in almost all professional environments.

At Brunel we offer you the opportunity to study and specialise in a wide variety of skills-based strands ranging from Acting, Applied Drama, Digital Performance, Directing, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre and Playwriting. You then get the chance to apply what you’ve learnt through our work experience module ‘Professional Experience and Development’. You’ll study both theatre theory and practice in historical and contemporary contexts.

You will be taught by staff who are cutting edge academics and industry specialists and who will enable you to nurture your own links with the world of employers once you finish your degree at Brunel. We offer practical routes to careers in the creative industries, in education or in further postgraduate research.

Our strategic location in London enables us easy access to the city’s rich and diverse culture and theatre events. We seek every opportunity to take you on theatre visits and look for ways to offer you workshops with cutting edge theatre companies as part of your course. Past theatre trips have included productions at The Barbican, The National Theatre, Royal Court, Sadler’s Wells and others.

Key Modules
Module & Subject

You will encounter both cutting edge practice and critical performance and cultural theories on the course with an emphasis on historical and contemporary contexts and practices.

In your final year you will – through independent and collaborative work – be ready and able to produce a theatre performance, an applied drama project or write a full length play.

The BA consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

 

Level 1

Compulsory

  • Perspectives 1
  • Ensemble Production
  • How to Read a Play: Fundamentals of Dramatic Text

Optional

  • Acting: Essential Skills
  • Applied Drama Practice: an Introduction
  • Digital Performance 1
  • Directing 1: Contexts, Theories and Practices
  • Playwriting 1
  • Musical Theatre 1
  • Physical Theatre 1: Between Dance and Theatre

Level 2

Compulsory

  • Perspectives 2

Optional

  • Acting: Beyond Naturalism
  • Directing 2: Contexts, Theories and Practices
  • Writing 2: Experiments in Language for Performance
  • Applied Drama: Project
  • Physical Theatre 2: Performance and Embodiment
  • Digital Performance 2
  • Musical Theatre: Histories, Practices and Theories
  • Performance as Research: Second Year Production Module

Level 3

Compulsory

  • Professional Experience and Development

and

  • Final Production

or

  • Written Dissertation

Optional

  • Psychogeography
  • Perspectives 3: Battling with Ideas
  • The Canon Re-loaded
  • Advanced Physical Theatre
  • New Writing: Page to Stage
  • Writing Poetry for Performance
  • Advanced Musical Theatre
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 3 years
Course Fee:  14800.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER