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University of Salford

Theatre & Performance Practice

UCAS Code: W440

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

UCAS Tariff Points of 1112 to include a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies accepted with 2 other A levels.

112 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Access Course in a Media / Performance subject

AS Levels are accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Subject is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Extended Project Qualification is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

To include 5 or 6 (Higher Level) in a relevant subject

112 UCAS Points

Irish Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

BTEC Level 3 National Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D*

Only in combination with Level 3 Qualifications including A levels and BTECS

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

112 UCAS Points

112 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

112
51%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Theatre studies

This course delivers a spectrum of learning opportunities spanning across new developments from experimental performance to mainstream stage, TV and radio work. It combines vocationally focused skills development with academic study and practical exploration of a range of theatre and performance approaches and forms. You will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding that will help you become a versatile and resilient creative practitioner.

You will be able to choose from a range of options to pursue your individual interests including acting for camera, singing, comedy writing and performance, multimedia performance, physical theatre and clowning. You will also have the opportunity to take part in publically performed projects, led by a professional director or member of staff.In your final year you will propose and develop your own practical performance work and can choose from a wide and challenging array of performance areas. Practical projects could include a devised performance; an original script; a physical theatre piece, an installation or live art works performed in non-traditional theatre spaces, a multi-media performance investigating digital culture and the human computer-interface or a directing project.

We have excellent professional partnerships and contacts in theatre venues and production companies across the region and encourage you to make the most of the numerous project and networking opportunities offered to you during your time at the University of Salford.

Modules

You will study a core curriculum in year 1 that will give you foundational knowledge and skills across the Spectrum of theatre and performance. In year 2 you will study a combination of core and optional modules so that you can pursue your individual interests and talents and explore new areas. In year 3 you will combine taught optional modules with your own project work and practical research or a dissertation. As the course progresses from year 1 to 3, you will be given the support and guidance to enable you to work independently, to manage your time and collaborate creatively with others. You will also attend several careers focused masterclasses and presentations that will give you practical advice in many employment areas that are common to theatre and performance graduates.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts and Media

TEF rating:
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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.

72%
low
Theatre studies

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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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
86%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C
319

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,420
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Childcare and related personal services
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Drama is a very popular degree subject — in 2015, over 5,000 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, or through your careers service so be prepared to practise your people skills and to make full use of your university facilities. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, audio-visual, set and clothing design and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere — a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once — one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months. And starting salaries are not the best - but nevertheless the large majority of drama graduates going into acting still felt that it was just the job for them regardless of pay.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Creative arts and design

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

£13k

£13k

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

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.

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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.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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?

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