3 year full-time; 4-7 year part-time
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About the course
The Theatre programme at Brunel will offer you subject specialist skill-sets that you will gain from a holistic approach to studying and training in performance while also acquiring fundamental transferable life skills of collaboration, negotiation, teamwork, leadership skills, presentation skills, problem-solving and project-management, that are applicable in almost all professional environments.
At Brunel we offer you the opportunity to study and specialise in a wide variety of skills-based strands ranging from Acting, Applied Drama, Digital Performance, Directing, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre and Playwriting. You then get the chance to apply what you’ve learnt through our work experience module ‘Professional Experience and Development’. You’ll study both theatre theory and practice in historical and contemporary contexts.
You will be taught by staff who are cutting edge academics and industry specialists and who will enable you to nurture your own links with the world of employers once you finish your degree at Brunel. We offer practical routes to careers in the creative industries, in education or in further postgraduate research.
Our strategic location in London enables us easy access to the city’s rich and diverse culture and theatre events. We seek every opportunity to take you on theatre visits and look for ways to offer you workshops with cutting edge theatre companies as part of your course. Past theatre trips have included productions at The Barbican, The National Theatre, Royal Court, Sadler’s Wells and others.
The BA in Theatre at Brunel prepares you for a future in the theatre and creative industries, education, further study and research, as well as many other career paths by developing you in the following ways:
- Enhancement of subject specific creative skills through the strands of Acting, Directing, Applied Drama, Physical Theatre, Digital Performance, Musical Theatre and Playwriting. Nurturing of critical thinking skills alongside historical and contextual knowledge that supports the practice and analysis of theatre and theoretical debates arising from theatre as a live event.
- Provision of opportunities for career-focused work experience.
- Honing in on essential life and career skills including leadership, independent thinking, working within a team, research and presentation skills.