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Are you passionate about theatre and performance? Interested in issues like the climate crisis, anti-racism, trans rights – and keen to use the arts to bring about positive change? Our new BA (Hons) in Theatre and Performance could be your springboard to a broad range of exciting careers.

This course will help you become an independent thinker and innovative practitioner. You'll not only be able to engage with the world critically, imaginatively and creatively to secure your own career ambitions, but also actively help solve complex social, political and cultural challenges. It's your chance to go beyond traditional understanding of theatre and performance - to test and push boundaries – and learn to be a leader.

The programme may be grounded in the North East, but it takes an international and intercultural approach through partnerships across the vibrant Newcastle Gateshead area. This includes working with theatre and performance practitioners, cultural venues like Northern Stage, Live Theatre and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, as well as organisations such as schools, care homes and local authorities.

You'll explore the world's big challenges by innovating through your own creative practice. So, whether your role is as performer, director, writer, designer, critic or producer, this course will support you to thrive – whether working as a creative individual or collaboratively to stage timely, ambitious and culturally aware performances.

Between your second and final years, you can undertake a year-long sandwich work placement. This placement will provide an opportunity to further develop your professional skills and knowledge through working in practice. There's also the option to apply for a year of study abroad.

Students value the Northumbria approach with 93% saying that they were satisfied overall with their course (National Student Survey 2018)

Are you passionate about theatre and performance? Interested in issues like the climate crisis, anti-racism, trans rights – and keen to use the arts to bring about positive change? Our new BA (Hons) in Theatre and Performance could be your springboard to a broad range of exciting careers.

This course will help you become an independent thinker and innovative practitioner. You'll not only be able to engage with the world critically, imaginatively and creatively to secure your own career ambitions, but also actively help solve complex social, political and cultural challenges. It's your chance to go beyond traditional understanding of theatre and performance - to test and push boundaries – and learn to be a leader.

The programme may be grounded in the North East, but it takes an international and intercultural approach through partnerships across the vibrant Newcastle Gateshead area. This includes working with theatre and performance practitioners, cultural venues like Northern Stage, Live Theatre and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, as well as organisations such as schools, care homes and local authorities.

You'll explore the world's big challenges by innovating through your own creative practice. So, whether your role is as performer, director, writer, designer, critic or producer, this course will support you to thrive – whether working as a creative individual or collaboratively to stage timely, ambitious and culturally aware performances.

Between your second and final years, you can undertake a year-long sandwich work placement. This placement will provide an opportunity to further develop your professional skills and knowledge through working in practice. There's also the option to apply for a year of study abroad.

Students value the Northumbria approach with 93% saying that they were satisfied overall with their course (National Student Survey 2018)

Course Information

UCAS Code
W405

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department
Arts

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021

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Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

You will be required to attend an audition.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and Discounts

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Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: £9,250

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.



EU Fee in Year 1: £16,000

** You may be eligible for an EU Undergraduate Scholarship


International Fee in Year 1: £16,000

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

 

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All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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