Whether you see yourself as a director, performer, designer or administrator, our Performing Arts degree will prepare you thoroughly for a career in theatre.
Over a period of three years you’ll explore movement and physicality, as well as the opportunities created by fusing and connecting movement/dance, new media techniques, physical theatre and contemporary theatre practice.
There’ll be every opportunity to ‘learn by doing’. We’ve exclusive access to the studio performance theatre, rehearsal studio, lecture room and other facilities of the Key Theatre in Peterborough - so you can put what you’re learning into practice, whether on stage or front and back of house.
Industry professionals and physical theatre experts teach the course and typically you’ll study six modules a year, covering theory and practice. Here are some of the learning and teaching methods we use:
We’ll help you develop the skills you’ll need to work independently with texts and other resources, such as digital media, production elements, and site-specific execution – just as you’ll be doing in your career.
By the time you graduate you’ll have a sound understanding of Performance Arts theory, practice, technologies and specialisms, as well as the ability to critically evaluate your own, and others’, work.
You’ll also be able be ready to join the working theatre and contribute to the production, design, rehearsal and other aspects of developing performances, using professional terminologies, techniques, structures and working methods.
Additionally you’ll have a range of transferable skills such as communication and presentation, team working, IT literacy and project management.
Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in theatre practice, teaching, performing, arts administration, directing, theatre project management, design and more.
We’ll assess your progress using your written blogs and journals, essays, portfolios, practical work, presentations and live performances.
In the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, we use our expertise and connections in Cambridge and beyond to nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking, and encourage critical thinking, in order to educate, entertain, inspire and understand, as well as to improve people’s lives.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
UK students (and EU students starting a course before 1 August 2021) can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes EU students starting a course before 1 August 2021.
Government funding includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a range of ARU scholarships, which can provide extra financial support while you’re at university.
Applicants with A level qualifications would normally have achieved 88-104 UCAS points on entry, including grade B in Theatre Studies, Performance Studies or cognate subject area, or VCE double award or equivalent in an appropriate subject.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Full-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with foundation year)
Full-time, full-time with placement undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
Apply for 2021
UCAScode: 7W73Apply through UCAS
Read this institution's report