As a student on the BA Theatre (Honours) at Brunel University London, you will become part of an energetic, dynamic and creative community of students, artists and academics. Our programme has been designed for students who aspire to work in todays diverse theatre industry. The BA Theatre is highly practice focused and you will learn core skills in theatre making and performance while at the same time studying historical, theoretical and critical perspectives. Our teaching team of practitioners and artists are specialists in the fields of theatre, performance and live art, and you will taught in our purpose built Antonin Artaud Performance Centre, which houses a fully equipped main house and studio theatre, as well as a large suite of rehearsal and recording studios. You will be part of Brunels vibrant and creative Department of Arts and Humanities, as well as our friendly and welcoming campus community, which is an exciting and stimulating place to live and work. BA Theatre takes full advantage of our proximity to Londons international creative culture and theatre events.
To prepare you for a future in the theatre and creative industries, education, further study and research or many other career paths, BA Theatre at Brunel will provide you with opportunities to develop:
Specific creative skills including: Acting, Directing, Applied Drama, Physical Theatre, Digital Performance, Musical Theatre and Playwriting;
Skills in critical thinking, as well as knowledge and understanding of the concepts and models used in the practice and study of theatre; theoretical debates arising from theatre as a live event; and current issues around the creative importance of theatre production;
Opportunities for career-focused work experience;
Skills for life and work including leadership, independent thinking, working within a team, research and presentation skills;
Creative thinking and solutions focused on the realities of the fast growing UK Creative Economy.
Perspectives: Performance Analysis
How to Read a Play: Fundamentals of Dramatic Text
Plus six from:
Acting: Essential Skills
Applied Drama Practice: an Introduction
Digital Performance 1
Directing 1: Contexts, Theories and Practices
Musical Theatre 1
Physical Theatre 1: Between Dance and Theatre
Plus five of the following:
Acting: Beyond Naturalism
Directing 2: Contexts, Theories and Practices
Writing 2: Experiments in Language for Performance
Applied Drama Practice: Project
Physical Theatre 2: Performance and Embodiment
Digital Performance 2
Performance as Research
Level 3 Core
You may undertake either a written or practical dissertation:
Final Production (practical)
Professional Experience and Development
Level 3 Options
Plus four of the following:
Perspectives 3: Battling with Ideas
The Canon Reloaded
Advanced Physical Theatre
New Writing: Page to Stage
Advanced Musical Theatre
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6.5
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
GCE A-level BBB, including Grade B in Theatre Studies, Drama or Performing Arts.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in a related subject.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in a related subject with an A-Level in Theatre Studies, Drama or Performing Arts at grade B.
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in a related subject with A-Levels grade BB including in Theatre Studies, Drama or Performing Arts.
International Baccalaureate Diploma 32 points, including Higher Level 5 in Theatre related subject.
Access to Higher EducationDiploma Complete and pass a related subject Access course with 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 with Merits in all units.
Applicants with relevant theatre experience may also be considered.
GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.
English Language Requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Brunel University.