Take your interest in acting that little bit further. UCLan’s Theatre and Performance degree is a hands-on course with a strong emphasis on individuality and creativity, informed by strong links to the contemporary theatre and performance industry.
The practical classes are delivered in state-of-the-art ‘black box’ theatres housed on-site in our multi-million pound Media Factory, preparing you for the creative and physical demands of this dynamic industry. Workshop-based sessions, combined with original group performance work, will prepare you for a career to continue your acting or progress to a creative artist or director.
Drama at UCLan - ranked 2nd in the North West for Academic Support and 3rd in the North West for teaching on the course.
Full time: Three years
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
Application, audition and interview.
Previous experience or qualification in the performing arts is a requirement.
Candidates do not need to prepare a speech but must bring loose comfortable clothing (preferably jogging bottoms, training shoes and a t-shirt), changing rooms are available. Guests of candidates are not permitted to attend the workshop or interview. If you have any questions about the interview/audition please contact the Admissions Tutor Chris Gilligan on (01772) 895341 or by email.
BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance, 2018
BA (Hons) Theatre graduate, Kelly Graves, couldn’t have signed off her time at UCLan any better than by winning an award at the Lancashire Arts festival. Her project titled ‘A Body of Knowledge’ picked up the prize in the Performance category, mixing martial arts with a theatrical display.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.