BA in Theatre

Brunel University London, United Kingdom
BA in Theatre
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 3,385,827
Course Accredited By NA
3 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

If you have a passion for theatre and would like to learn how to bring your ideas to life on stage, Brunel’s Theatre course will equip you with specialist skills in a range of performance genres. It will also ground you academically in history and theory, enabling you to become a well-rounded, adaptable artist and critical thinker. 

  • Providing the perfect balance between theory and practice, you’ll be taught by industry and academic experts in our purpose-built Antonin Artaud Performance Centre.  
  • The course has compulsory modules and numerous optional modules that you can choose from within the Theatre degree. You can opt for a wide selection of modules on the main Theatre degree or focus your studies through a specialised degree pathway in Acting, Musical Theatre or Physical Theatre.

Please click below for more information on modules offered throughout the course for each pathway.

  • Theatre BA pathway module table
  • You will be supported by a personal tutor who is also your academic seminar tutor and you will be taught by staff who are cutting edge academics and industry specialists. You’ll learn in our Antonin Artaud Performance Centre which includes a main theatre and two studio theatres, in addition to a suite of rehearsal and recording studios.
  • As we’re close to central London, we regularly organise trips to see productions at places such as the Barbican, the National Theatre, the Royal Court, and Sadler’s Wells and participate in workshops with ground-breaking theatre companies all as part of your course.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBC.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM in any subject.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject, with an A-level at grade C.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma M in any subject, with A-levels grade BB.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points.
  • Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • In the first year you will study a range of modules that help establish a groundwork from which to identify your interests. Then, in your second and third years you can select modules within the Theatre degree or specialised pathways of Acting, Musical Theatre or Physical Theatre.
  • By the end, you will have developed a body of work in both academic writing and creative practice that prepares you for career routes in the creative industries, the education sector or postgraduate destinations.

Please see the link below for more information on the compulsory and optional modules offered throughout the course for each pathway. The dropdown menus further below offer information on the content of the modules.

  • Theatre BA pathway module table
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time, 4 years full-time with placement or 4-7 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1

  • DR1601 Acting: Essential Skills
  • DR1604: Ensemble Production
  • DR1607 Applied Drama Practice 1: An Introduction
  • DR1612 Physical Theatre 1: Between Dance and Theatre
  • DR1613 Musical Theatre 1
  • DR1615 Perspectives 1
  • DR1616 Theatre Making 1
  • DR1617 Digital & Technical Theatre

Year 2

  • DR2608 Perspectives


  • DR2601 Acting: Beyond Naturalism
  • DR2616 Acting as a Critical Practice
  • DR2612 Musical Theatre 2: Histories, Practices and Theories
  • DR2617 Musical Theatre: Critical Developments
  • DR2614 Physical Theatre 2: Performance and Embodiment
  • DR2618 Physical Performer Training
  • DR2613 Writing 2: Experiments in Language for Performance
  • DR2602 Applied Drama 2: Project
  • DR2607 Digital Performance 2
  • DR2619 Theatre Making 2

Year 3


  • DR3614 Final Production
  • DR3608 Written Dissertation


  • DR3618 Advanced Acting 3
  • DR3612 Advanced Musical Theatre 3
  • DR3617 Advanced Physical Theatre 3
  • AH3600 - Psychogeography
  • DR3601 Perspectives 3: Battling with Ideas
  • DR3619 Digital Performance and Technology 3
  • EN3619 - Chaucer to Shakespeare
  • EN3617 - Violence
  • EN3022 - Victorian Literature and Culture
  • EN3605 - Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature
  • EN3612 - Writing Poetry for Performance
  • FM3010 - The Horror Film
  • FM3007 - Gender and Sexuality
  • DR3616 Professional Experience and Development
  • DR36XX Creative Industries and Labour Practices
  • DR3620 Anti-Racism and Performance

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