We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies. You can understand more and change your cookies preferences here.

Birmingham City University

Applied Theatre (Community and Education)

UCAS Code: W490

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Must include Drama or related subject. A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.

AS

A,A-E,E

A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.

60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. The remainding 15 credits can be taken at either level 2 or 3. Must include Drama or related subject. GCSE English language at grade C or above or equivalent qualifications must be offered.

Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A range of GCSEs are normally required. Must have GCSE English Language at Grade 4 or above. Normally have to hold GCSEs at point of application. Will consider applications where applicant is re-taking GCSE in some circumstances.

HNC (BTEC)

P

Must include Drama or related subject Will be considered for entry into year 1 only.

HND (BTEC)

P

Must include Drama or related subject Will be considered for entry into year 1 only.

Obtain a minimum of 24 points overall. For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A English Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Group B - Grade 5  from the IB will be accepted. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 12 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 96 UCAS Tariff Points.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 96 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

Must include Drama or related subject

Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

Must include Drama or related subject

96 Tariff Points in total to include other qualifications Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification.

Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification.

Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification.

Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.

Achieve a minimum of 96 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades DDD.  Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers).

Achieve a minimum of 96 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (CCCDD) are required. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers).

UCAS Tariff

96

A range of GCSEs are normally required. Must have GCSE English Language at Grade 4 or above. Normally have to hold GCSEs at point of application. Will consider applications where applicant is re-taking GCSE in some circumstances.

96 Tariff Points in total to include other qualifications Must include Drama or related subject Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades C and C, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.

60%
Applicants receiving offers

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Perform an audition

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Community theatre

Our BA (Hons) Applied Theatre degree, which is part of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, aims to prepare the next generation of passionate and skilled theatre-makers that are hoping to make a difference. Our focus is on creating new performances and projects with purpose. The emphasis is on learning by doing; devising new work, and acquiring the skills, understanding and flexibility needed to work in the wide field covered by the term Applied Theatre – which includes theatre in Education, Community Theatre, Health, and in Prisons, Hospitals, or out on the streets. You will regularly work away from the Conservatoire, with young people, community groups and a wide range of participants.

You will learn through experience and transform from student to practitioner while developing your own style of creative practice. By working in partnership with your tutors, and increasingly independently, you will identify and undertake the roles of performer, deviser, performance maker and facilitator and work with a range of artists and organisations along the way.

We embrace students from a wide variety of performance backgrounds and actively encourage you to develop your own areas of interest and practice. Recent students have included spoken word artists, musicians, singers, dancers and those with interests as diverse as puppetry and arts administration.

You will also benefit from regular contact with partner organisations within the industry, providing you with fantastic connections within the thriving independent theatre scene in the Midlands and beyond, and opportunities to engage with other arts industry professionals. Our established industry partnerships include Birmingham REP Theatre, Playhouse Theatre Company, Women and Theatre, Big Brum, mac Birmingham and The Old Rep.

At Royal Birmingham Conservatoire you will be provided with a supportive environment where you can truly excel – becoming the very best that you can be. If you are passionate about the power of theatre, and you want to make your voice heard, this is the course for you.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Millennium Point Campus

Department:

School of Acting

TEF rating:

Calculate your living costs

See how much you'll need to live on at your chosen university, with our student budget calculator.

See your living costs

Study in Birmingham

Explore the local area, what there is to do for fun, living costs and other university options here.

Explore Birmingham
Read full university profile

What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

90%
high
Community theatre

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Community theatre

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Share this page

Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here