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BA Art and Theatre
BA Art and Theatre

BA Art and Theatre

  • ID:UoR440059
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£20,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£20,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

IELTS 6.5, with no component below 5.5

Course Information

Explore the overlap between art and theatre. Let one influence the other and develop your professional practice with BA Art and Theatre.

This joint art degree enables you to develop a critical understanding of contemporary art and modern theatre. You will have the opportunity to complement your art practice with practical work in theatre.

In art, you will join a lively and creative community, explore a vast range of media and experiment with emerging art forms. You'll be assigned a dedicated studio space, accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and a studio tutor who will help you develop your individual and professional practice.

Regular trips to museums and art galleries will prompt thoughts on how art is displayed and received. You will gain professional experience throughout your degree by taking part in your own exhibitions, public art commissions and events. Your teaching staff are all artists, curators and researchers of international standing and will encourage regular exhibitions and open debate.

In theatre studies you will investigate a range of contemporary practices from verbatim to immersive, site specific work and examples of digital technologies in live performance. You can explore theatre from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, covering the work of international and British playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, Caryl Churchill and Sarah Kane.

Practical work complements your critical and theoretical study allowing you to apply what you learn through practice, drawing on the market-leading facilities of the £11.4m Minghella building, including three theatre spaces, a film and television studio, cutting rooms and audio post-production facilities, and a digital cinema. You will investigate theatre with academics working at the cutting edge of research, and attend performances ranging from popular forms of theatre to performance art.

Placements and collaborations are actively encouraged and there is also the chance to experience life in another country. Opportunities for work-based learning and personal development complement your core learning.

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Year 1

Core modules include:

  • Art studio

  • Reading objects, writing images

  • Introduction to theatre

Optional modules include:

  • Making meaning

  • Introduction to film

  • Introduction to television

  • Modernisms and mythologies

  • What is the contemporary?

  • Medium, media and materials

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Core modules include:

  • Art studio including career management skills

  • Performance and nation

Optional modules include:

  • Mapping the London art world: dealers, spaces, value, collectors

  • Film forms and cultures

  • Performance and identity

  • Creative practice: theatre

  • Creative industries and professional development

  • Radical forms and cultures in theatre

  • Film authorship

  • Film genre

  • Popular television genres

  • Critical collaborative methods

  • Aesthetic and anti-aesthetic

  • Visual thinking and material writing

  • International study visit

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Core modules include:

  • Art studio

Optional modules include:

  • Contemporary performance A

  • Contemporary performance B

  • Popular film genres A

  • Popular film genres B

  • Representing conflict on stage and screen A

  • Representing conflict on stage and screen B

  • Storytelling in film A

  • Storytelling in film B

  • Television and contemporary culture A

  • Television and contemporary culture B

  • The director and the theatre A

  • The director and the theatre B

  • World cinema A

  • World cinema B

  • Image action text

  • Affect, aesthetics and the event

  • Utopias and other worlds

  • Landscape and memory

  • Independent study

Please note that all modules are subject to change

Year 4

Core modules include:

  • Art studio

  • Dissertation (theatre)

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Many of our graduates develop successful careers as artists, writers and curators. These include a number of famous alumni, such as Turner Prize-nominated artists, and PhD students who are award-winning artists and curators at influential museums.

Others have found employment in galleries, education, art therapy, and film and video production. Recent employers include Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Christies, Microsoft, the BBC, Victoria & Albert Museum, and Manolo Blahnik.

A number of our graduates continue their studies both with us and at other universities or go into teacher training.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance_fee:£300/year

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