The BA Theatre and Performance programme offers students the best of both worlds: practical theatre making opportunities in a prestigious conservatoire, and academic enquiry provided by leading researchers in the field. Our ambition is not just for students to enter an industry; we want you to change it by questioning received wisdom, making your own work, and developing your own voice as a creative and critical thinker and doer.
The programme is built around three closely-connected areas: theatre making and performing, working behind the scenes in design, management and technical practice, and researching the theories and philosophies that will help you foster your own understanding of what makes theatre and performance important and valuable right now, in the present moment. As you progress through the programme, you’ll get to specialise in areas that appeal to you most by selecting from our suite of optional modules, which include opportunities to study on other programmes including Dance, Film and Creative Writing. This makes our students well-rounded and highly employable, particularly if they take up the opportunity to spend a year in industry, where you won’t just be having the occasional masterclass with leading artists and companies; you will be working with them as a trusted member of their team.