What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
120 UCAS Points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including Grade B in Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.
UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted. UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.
this must include a related subject
From a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including Grade B in Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers64%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Explore every aspect of modern musical theatre to become a versatile, confident and exciting practitioner. Create and take part in musical theatre projects Work with music and drama students in multi-disciplinary performances Discover how the latest technology can bring modern performance to life Get movement, theatre and vocal tuition from our specialist staff Our BA (Hons) Performing Arts degree will let you explore every aspect of modern musical theatre, helping you become a versatile, confident and exciting practitioner, able to create innovative and powerful work. With a focus on 20th century and contemporary performance, our modules will develop your skills in music, drama and dance while allowing you to investigate other areas of production. Digital performance, staging and the use of the body to challenge dominant ideologies will all form a part of your core studies, against a background of developing your performance skills and understanding the historical context of performing arts. You’ll have a choice of areas to study, including directing, performing arts in education and live event management, allowing you to tailor the course to your future career. Our commitment to performance culture will see you working alongside students from music and drama courses to create collaborative, multi-disciplinary projects that will give you valuable teamworking experience. You will receive movement, theatre and vocal tuition from our specialist staff, and attend workshops, master classes and lectures by visiting performers, practitioners and academics. For all your practical work, you’ll have access to our dedicated rehearsal studios, complete with a flexible black-box performance space, as well as our additional rehearsal spaces. We stage regular staff and student public performances, both on-campus and around Cambridge, such as our full-scale musicals and operas, orchestra and chorus concerts, and bands evenings. You’ll also have access to free tickets to attend performance work in Cambridge and London. Outside of the course, you will find opportunities for work experience at our own on-campus Mumford Theatre, front of house or backstage, giving you a taste of life in a professional theatre environment. You can also volunteer for our Anglia Ruskin Community Theatre Company, putting on workshops and performances at local schools to get more experience of being part of a professional ensemble.
Year one, core modules Performance Contexts 1A Performance Contexts 1B Staging and Reception Staging and Production Digital Performance Performance Skills 1A Performance Skills 1B Year one, optional modules Directing Skills Year two, core modules Making Performance Performance Skills 2A Performance Skills 2B The Body in Performance Year two, optional modules New Media Performance Performance Laboratory Applied Theatre Music and Performing Arts in Education Performing Shakespeare Live Event Management Year three, core modules Devising Performance Major Project Year three, optional modules Special Subject Principles of Music Therapy and Dramatherapy Contemporary Texts Music Theatre Studies Art, Music and Performance Enterprise in the Creative Arts Professional Practice Optional modules available all years Anglia Language Programme
Anglia Ruskin University is a progressive university, breaking into the top 350 educational institutions in the World in 2017*. ARU's fantastic academics will link theory with practice in a friendly and supportive environment; just one of the reasons that ARU's students have recorded some of the highest satisfaction rates across the University. With a campus in the very heart of the City of London offering you unprecedented access to a host of potential employers and careers, ARU London is the perfect place for you to build the skills and gain the knowledge which will propel you to a successful career.
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Drama and Theatre Studies
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