This unique conversion programme, delivered via online learning, provides experienced professionals and/or graduates from Federation of Drama Schools, CDMT, Conservatoires UK and Trinity College London validated courses the opportunity to gain a degree from a leading conservatoire within a top University. As part of Guildford School of Acting, you’ll be inspired by passionate tutors and benefit from the School’s long-standing reputation as a world-class conservatoire. We are ranked 3rd in the UK for drama and dance by the Guardian University Guide 2020.
Our BA Theatre programme offers a range of modules that will integrate your professional experience with theory in a broad set of topics that include contemporary performer training, political theatre, musical theatre and theories of performance, as well as pathways in play writing, theatre design, choreography or musical theatre creation. Students will engage with critical concepts and explore the rich heritage of theatre and performance from an experiential and practical perspective.
What you will study
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 via the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, supported by three weekend seminars, held during September, February and April. These include module presentations and workshops from members of GSA staff, as well as sessions on library research, academic writing and referencing. There’s no need to buy any textbooks for the course – all your reading materials are provided through our online library. Study and assessment comprise 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.
Having graduated from GSA. over 20 years ago, returning to education was a little daunting. However, I had nothing to fear as the course is clear, structured and manageable around work and family
Jason Nolan, BA Theatre Graduate 2020