Qualification: BA (Hons)
Course Length: 1 year

Programme overview

This is primarily a one-year course, available for a two-year registration, and is equivalent to Year 3 (FHEQ Level 6) of full-time study.

Teaching and learning materials are delivered electronically via the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, supported by three weekend seminars, held during September, February and April. These include core module presentations and lectures from members of GSA staff, as well as an induction into the library and seminars on research strategies, academic writing, style and referencing.

Study and assessment comprises core modules and a choice of final project for submission, including essays or a choice of creative assignments working on playwriting, choreography, theatre design or a musical theatre scenario.v

Programme structure

In the first year study and assessment comprises core modules and a choice of final project for submission, including essays or, if preferred, a choice of creative assignments working on playwriting, choreography, theatre design or a musical theatre scenario.

Core modules include the study of theories of performance, political theatre, actor training and musical theatre.

Compulsory modules:

Module title Status Semester
AMERICAN POLITICAL THEATRE Compulsory 1
CONTEMPORARY ACTOR TRAINING Compulsory 1
MUSICAL THEATRE Compulsory 1
THEORIES OF PERFORMANCE Compulsory 1
FINAL PROJECT Compulsory 2
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING Compulsory 2

 

Disclaimer: Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

2018 entry requirements

 

Prospective candidates are required to have successfully completed a three-year National Diploma at an accredited drama school or have significant industry experience and equivalent qualification.

Prospective candidates are required to have successfully completed a three-year National Diploma at an accredited drama school or have significant industry experience and equivalent qualification.

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or international equivalent)

IELTS minimum overall: 6.5

IELTS minimum by component: 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element

If you are an international student and you are concerned that your English is not to the required standard, you may benefit from the International Foundation Year, run by the Surrey International Study Centre.

Please note that the University of Surrey offers English language programmes and is also an IELTS Test Centre.

 

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The University will assess your fee status. If you are unsure whether you are likely to be considered a home, EU or overseas student for fees purposes, the UKCISA website offers more information.

 

We're committed to making sure that we offer support for students who might need it. Find out more about bursaries and scholarships.

 

Experienced staff in our International Student Office are available to help from the moment you consider studying at the University. We offer professional advice on immigration, visa issues, entry qualifications, pre-departure information, employment regulations and international student welfare.

Students undertake this course for a variety ‭of reasons. You may be refocusing your career ‭and require a formal qualification to do so, ‭or you may wish to pursue further study at Masters ‭level and require a BA (Hons) qualification ‭to apply, or you may be seeking to further ‭your own personal interest and development ‭through academic study. 

Many past graduates have progressed to further study, either at PGCE, MA or PhD level, or have gone on to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS Assessment Only) and other subject specialist teaching qualifications.

Graduates of this programme can be found worldwide working in leading drama schools, universities, schools, theatres and production companies, as well as performing in the West End and on screen.