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Theatre and Performance Practice - BA (Hons)

London Metropolitan University

Bachelor Degree , Theatre Studies

Course Description

Learn by doing on this exciting practical theatre course. You’ll build skills in performing, directing, writing, dramaturgy and technical areas of theatre. You will have sessions with industry professionals, making valuable contacts and learning from their expertise. You will also have numerous opportunities to create original performances.

This practice-based program is taught by active theatre practitioners and companies.  Our tutors have exceptional teaching experience and are committed to helping students reach their fullest potential. We proudly welcome students from across the UK and around the world.

Students are trained to be versatile artists with classes in acting, directing, movement, writing, dramaturgy, design, producing, and theory. Our graduates include award-winning practitioners who work in a range of capacities across theatre, film, and television.

We believe in learning by doing, so our students continuously make and present performances. We have a rich calendar of professional workshops, talks by practitioners, performance visits, industry collaborations, and placements to help you get the most out of your time.

Every element of the program has been carefully designed to prepare you for working life. We teach professional conduct to help you meet the high standards expected by employers and you will also learn the skills required to set up your own projects and companies.

Our students enjoy use of the University’s excellent facilities and studios, and make professional connections throughout their education. So far this year, they have learned from practitioners with the National Theatre, Royal Court, Cirque du Soleil, and other international companies. They've also had numerous classes and talks with artists from Complicite, one of the country’s most celebrated theatre ensembles.

Our program has links with companies and festivals in cities across the world, including New York and Rome, and students often have the option to travel to help enhance their learning.

Learn by doing on this exciting practical theatre course. You’ll build skills in performing, directing, writing, dramaturgy and technical areas of theatre. You will have sessions with industry professionals, making valuable contacts and learning from their expertise. You will also have numerous opportunities to create original performances. This practice-based program is taught...

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Course Content

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Acting and Performance Skills 1 (core, 30 credits)

Devising (core, 30 credits)

Objects and Theatre (core, 30 credits)

Performance, Art and Film Ideas 1 (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Acting and Performance Skills 2 (core, 30 credits)

Performance, Art and Film Ideas 2 (core, 30 credits)

Theatre Arts Studio: Second Year (core, 30 credits)

Theatre Production (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Festival Showcase (core, 30 credits)

Performance Research and Development (core, 30 credits)

Theatre Arts Studio: Third Year (core, 30 credits)

Collaborative Film Project (alternative core, 30 credits)

Independent Project (alternative core, 30 credits)

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time. Year 1 modules include: Acting and Performance Skills 1 (core, 30 credits) Devising (core, 30 credits) Objects...

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Entry Requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum grade C in three A levels or minimum grades BC in at least two A levels in academic subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)

If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Film, Photography and Media Extended Degree.

Students are required to attend an interview workshop day as part of the application process.

Mature students with previous relevant experience are encouraged to apply.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have: a minimum grade C in three A levels or minimum grades BC in at least two A levels in academic subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma) English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or...

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Assessment Methods

There are no exams during this course. Assessment is conducted via a combination of workshops, performances, productions, discussions, presentations, journals/portfolios and essays.

Self-assessment and reflection are key factors in the process of learning and are therefore considered throughout assessment.

There are no exams during this course. Assessment is conducted via a combination of workshops, performances, productions, discussions, presentations, journals/portfolios and essays.

Self-assessment and reflection are key factors in the process of learning and are therefore considered throughout assessment.