What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Grades BCC including Grade B in Drama, Theatre studies, English or related subjects accepted.
Extended Diploma in Drama, Theatre Studies or Performing Arts grades Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM) accepted.
A minimum of 27 points required in addition to evidence of additional qualifications or experience in Acting, Drama or Theatre Studies.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers74%
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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
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Drama at Bath Spa University is an innovative course that provides you with an exciting introduction to the world of drama. The programme allows you to strategically develop practical skills knowledge and understanding through performance, research, reflection and analysis. You will gain knowledge of the subject by making theatre, performing, reflecting upon, and writing about performance in its many forms, whilst gaining a strong grounding in the ideas, traditions, and debates that inform contemporary drama practices. The programme will give you an opportunity to: explore the place of drama in the contemporary world; make your own work; collaborate with local theatres, theatre companies, arts venues, and and cultural institutions in Bath, Bristol and beyond; work with industry professionals, writers, actors, directors and theatre practitioners from the fields of experimental, educational, professional and community-based theatre and performance; collaborate with other academic disciplines.
You can choose between modules such as performance and media, writing for performance, Shakespeare, acting and directing, and theatre for social change. We also offer you strands of study in ensemble performance-making, and performance analysis, and for those of you who wish to specialise in-depth in a particular area of study, we offer the option of two bespoke pathways which may include: Writing and Performance, and Musical Theatre. As you progress through your degree, BA Honours Drama thus gives you the choice between pursuing a specialist interest in depth or gaining a more broadly based grounding in the different forms of drama, theatre and performance. You will be taught through a mixture of practical workshops, rehearsals, seminars and lectures. In Years 1 and 2, your core modules will focus on a range of contemporary performance practices, while your optional modules will allow you to explore topics such as physical theatre, acting and directing, applied theatre, musical theatre and theatre production. In Year 3, you’ll apply your skills to making a variety of performance work and carry out self-directed research into areas of drama and performance that particularly interest you, while also selecting areas of study from a range of specialist modules that cover topics such as Modern American Drama; Devising for Performance; Experimental Drama; Writing for Performance; Media and Performance, and Staging Shakespeare.
Students here enjoy the best of many worlds a unique cultural heritage, inspiring and beautiful campuses and the buzz of Bath, a UK top 10 creative city. There's a real community feel and countless opportunities to unleash your potential. Bath Spa Students' Union was awarded a Gold Green Impact award from the NUS. We might be small but the Union's RAG group raised over 10,000 for charity.
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