What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
From at least 2 GCE/VCE A Levels.
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-129 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers70%
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
BA (Hons) Drama allows you to fully experience different aspects of theatre arts. The course includes a range of optional specialist pathways which lead to the following awards: BA (Hons) Drama (Acting and Performance) BA (Hons) Drama (Applied Theatre) BA (Hons) Drama (Scriptwriting) BA (Hons) Drama All pathways are led by award winning industry experts who will support you to acquire the necessary skills for professional work whether as an actor, performer, writer, facilitator or community-engaged theatre maker. The strength and depth of our partnerships with world leading professional arts organisations is what makes studying Performing Arts at Northumbria University so special. The opportunities presented are unique; whether it’s professionally touring work to schools; acting with top regional theatre company Northern Stage; performing at an International theatre festival; or having your script read by professional actors at one of the most outstanding new writing theatres in the world, you’ll get access to the best that industry can offer. While working across our excellent campus facilities you will be part of a thriving community developing specialist knowledge about theatre and performance and a rich set of creative, critical and reflective skills suited to your future profession. We encourage students to be makers in whatever form they are working. The course provides an opportunity for you to shine as an individual in a community and to learn from others while creating artistic work of the highest quality.
For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk
At Northumbria you will be in Newcastle, one of the best student cities in the UK. Think culture, shopping, music, sport, nightlife and cost, with a students' union that is one of the best in the country, voted Union of the Year in 2011. One in seven people living in the city is a student. Plus this is a university where over 90% of graduates go into employment or further study.
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What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
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UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
Drama and Theatre Studies
What are graduates doing after six months?
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?