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BA (Hons)

Theatre & Performance

3 years
September 2024

Turn performance from a passion into a profession, with a practice-based course that will unleash your creativity and help you join the next generation of actors and theatre makers.

Why study with us

  • 2nd
    in the North West for overall score
    Guardian University Guide (Drama and Dance)
  • 3rd
    in the North West for NSS teaching
    Guardian University Guide (Drama and Dance)
  • 6th
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Drama) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 3rd
    in the North West for teaching quality
    Times Good University Guide (Drama, Dance and Cinematics)
  • Develop skills in performing, directing, writing, producing and teaching within all areas of theatre-making: Immersive Theatre, Cabaret, Physical Theatre, Prison Theatre, Festival and Touring Shows.
  • Create original performances in small groups, perform in tutor-directed shows and, ultimately, stage a major public performance of your own final production.
  • This course has links to international festivals, offering the opportunity to visit and perform as part of your studies.
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What you'll do

  • Your practical classes will be delivered in our multi-million-pound facility – the Media Factory – which offers state-of-the-art ‘black box’ theatres.
  • As well as the practical work, the honours route also includes a piece of extended research, either in the form of a written dissertation or a documented practice-based project.
  • With your tutor’s support, you’ll devise, perform and direct small group productions in public, as well as performing in the final productions of level-three students.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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The lecturers all have an incredible level of knowledge and passion for theatre and really encourage their students to be themselves and find their own passions.
Philippa Margaret Garlington
BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance
United Kingdom

Future careers

Whether you see your future performing on the stage or creating behind the scenes, our BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance course offers a vital step – with key connections, skills and experience.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Arts and Media

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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