Theatre and Performance - BA (Hons)

Our Theatre and Performance BA (Hons) programme will train you to be an industry professional with the ability to work across different areas of theatre and the performing arts. You’ll be immersed in a range of creative disciplines, including performing, directing, writing, dramaturgy and technical areas of theatre.

Course details

Looking for a course that’ll prepare you for life as a leader in theatre and the performing arts? Our Theatre and Performance BA (Hons) does just that. We emphasise learning by doing, which means you’ll not only gain comprehensive knowledge of theatre production from conception to performance, but also create and showcase your own performances.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

We will work with you to create original performances from your very first year, with a number of opportunities to share your work. By Year 3, once you have gained enough knowledge, skills and confidence, you’ll create and perform an original piece that you have made at one of London’s arts institutions or theatres. This will involve a group project, where you write, direct, perform and even market your own show – equipping you with practical experience of creating theatre from all aspects.

Although the programme includes significant training in acting, the goal is to provide you with knowledge of all major areas of the industry, from writing and directing to design and stage management. The performance-specific classes include subjects such as acting, voice, movement, ideas in theatre and much more. This holistic approach is designed to help you to find yourself as an artist.


Entry requirements

a minimum of grade C in three A levels or a minimum of grades BC in at least two A levels in academic subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)

English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

At the heart of the course were its staff. They were professionals who brought their industry specialisms to the classroom, but were also mentors who nurtured and guided us, allowing individuality and creativity to flourish… It was informing, challenging, inspiring and always brilliantly fun.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Acting and Performance Skills 1 (core, 30 credits)
  • Devising (core, 30 credits)
  • Objects and Theatre (core, 30 credits)
  • Performance, Art and Film Ideas 1 (core, 30 credits)
  • Acting and Performance Skills 2 (core, 30 credits)
  • Performance, Art and Film Ideas 2 (core, 30 credits)
  • Theatre Production (core, 30 credits)
  • Choreographing Performance (option, 15 credits)
  • Directing 1 (option, 15 credits)
  • Dramaturgy (option, 15 credits)
  • Workshop Leadership (option, 15 credits)
  • Festival Showcase (core, 30 credits)
  • Performance Research and Development (core, 30 credits)
  • Collaborative Film Project (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Independent Project (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Directing 2 (option, 15 credits)
  • Installation and Site (option, 15 credits)
  • Producing (option, 15 credits)
  • Writing for Theatre and Performance (option, 15 credits)