What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
104-112 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.
104-112 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent. Applicants will be invited to a workshop.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers67%
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
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WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will enjoy purpose-built facilities connected to Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal. Practise your performance in front of your peers in the studio theatre and reap the benefits of access to rehearsal facilities kitted out with lighting and mirrored dance space, as well as a sound recording booth and music practice rooms. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE Gain a deep understanding of contemporary theatre performance from leading experts in the field, studying a range of approaches from Grotowski, Berkoff and Robert Wilson to Punchdrunk Frantic Assembly and Forced Entertainment. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR Do you like performing and have an interest in directing, production management or devised theatre making? Do you wish to develop as a theatre practitioner whilst also gaining a deep understanding of contemporary theatre? You will study the nature and functions of theatre in society, while honing many transferable skills valued by employers in a range of industries, including professional theatre. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED On this course you will develop the skills to create your own working opportunities or gain employment in a range of industries. Our graduates have gone on to become actors, producers, playwrights, theatre managers and arts administrators. Some of our graduates have formed their own events companies, found work in media and arts organisations or gone into teaching. AFTER THE COURSE Graduates can pursue careers in film and television, print and online media or public relations and teaching.
Your first year will set you up with a broad platform of understanding of performance. You’ll also establish the basic practical skills which you’ll be able to practise through projects such as devising your own show. In the second year you can opt to take contemporary theatre, interdisciplinary performance or a musical theatre pathway. You’ll experience a specialist introduction to your chosen area and develop the relevant skills for the route you choose through project group work and independent study. In your final year, your practice becomes industry based. Gain valuable practical experience by working on local theatre projects, forming your own theatre company or doing a work placement. Also, round up your studies with a final practical project and your dissertation.
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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Drama and Theatre Studies
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