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Bachelor in Theatre (Honours)
Bachelor in Theatre (Honours)

Bachelor in Theatre (Honours)

  • ID:UM10680
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (EUR)

  • Application Fee:€95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:€200.00
  • Application Fee:€95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:€200.00
Estimated Total/program:
€51,885.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

English requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT: 80 with a writing score of at least 20

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with no less than 6.0 in Writing and no less than 5.5 in every other element

  • Cambridge: Advanced Certificate with a pass at Grade C or better

Course Information

The Bachelor in Theatre (Hons) programme is aimed at giving students a wide perspective of the practices as well as the histories and theories related to theatre and performance.

The Bachelor in Theatre (Hons) offered by the School of Performing Arts differs from the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies (Hons) offered by the Faculty of Arts by having more practice-based study-units in Year 1 with a focus on a range of essential knowledge and basic skills necessary in staging practices, such as lighting, sound, stage design, scenography, prop-making, costumes, as well as risk assessment and health and safety awareness.

The first year of study equips students with foundational knowledge and skills for more in-depth study later in the course, including: practical units in performance and staging skills, acting styles and approaches, as well as historical perspectives of theatre. Years two and three focus on more specialised subjects, including training and composition processes, theories of acting, performance criticism, applied/community performance, focused aspects of theatre history and theory, as well as arts and cultural management. In year three, students are given the opportunity to write a dissertation and research further any area of theatre and performance of their own choice.

Throughout Years 1 to 3, students are taught in a balanced mix of classroom-based and studio-based study-units, combining theoretical and practical experiential approaches and assessment. A diverse range of teaching methods are employed, including:

  •  seminars and workshop sessions focused on prescribed reading or other learning assignments

  •  practical studio teaching, including the development of creative performance projects

  •  independent learning on set projects of creative academic study

  •  lectures

  •  screenings

  •  visits to theatres and performance events

  •  work-based learning and placements.

Learning is assessed by:

  •  Submission of written work in a variety of formats to provide the most appropriate means of testing learning outcomes on individual study-units

  •  Written examinations for some study-units, including two synoptic papers in year 3

  •  Oral presentation, often supported by visual material

  •  Contributions in class, including oral, intellectual, practical and creative contributions and evidence of preparation

  •  Observation of group and individual process on practical projects

  •  The presentation of practical/creative work through public and/or in-class performances.

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 YEAR ONE

Semester 1
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • THS1100, Histories of Theatre 1, 6 ECTS,

  • THS1104, Performance Skills 1: Training, 5 ECTS,

  • THS1106, Studying Performance, 4 ECTS,

  • THS1201, Staging Skills and Practices 1, 10 ECTS,

Semester 2
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • THS1101, Histories of Theatre 2, 6 ECTS,

  • THS1105, Performance Skills 2: Festival, 5 ECTS,

  • THS1202, Staging Skills and Practices 2, 10 ECTS,

  • THS1206, Studies in Theatre and Performance Practices, 6 ECTS,

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • PFA2003, Collective Performance, 5 ECTS,

Semester 1
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • THS2100, Development of Theatre Texts 1, 5 ECTS,

  • THS2102, Theories of Performance 1: Concepts, 5 ECTS,

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • THS2104, Performance 1: Laboratory, 6 ECTS,

  • THS2106, Applied Performance 1: Skills, 4 ECTS,

  • THS2108, Popular Performance, 5 ECTS,

  • THS2110, Modern Theatre and Performance, 5 ECTS,

  • THS2112*, Interdisciplinary Practices, 4 ECTS,

Semester 2
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • THS2101, Development of Theatre Texts 2, 5 ECTS,

  • THS2103, Theories of Performance 2: Critical Perspectives, 5 ECTS,

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • THS2105, Performance 2: Production, 4 ECTS,

  • THS2107, Arts and Cultural Management 1: Theories and Perspectives, 6 ECTS,

  • THS2109, Theatre and Performance in Malta, 5 ECTS,

  • THS2111, Contemporary Theatre and Performance, 5 ECTS,

  • THS2113*, Performance and Scientific Perspectives, 4 ECTS,

YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • THS3094, Dissertation, 12 ECTS, (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • THS3003, Staging Performance, 6 ECTS,

  • THS3107, Arts and Cultural Management 2: Placement, 6 ECTS,

Semester 1
Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • THS3108, Musicality in Theatre and Performance, 6 ECTS,

  • THS3110, Shakespeare in Performance, 6 ECTS,

Semester 2
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • THS3095, Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Theatre Studies, 6 ECTS, (NC)

  • THS3096, Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Theatre Studies, 6 ECTS, (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

  • THS3106, Applied Performance 2: Community Project, 6 ECTS,

  • THS3109, World and Intercultural Performance, 6 ECTS,

  • THS3111, Tradition and Transmission in Performance, 6 ECTS,

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Career Opportunity

We expect great things of our students and we hope that our graduates will shape the creative arts and educational sectors of the future. We work hard to maintain strong links with professionals throughout the industry, in Malta and abroad. Our study-units are designed and taught to international standards of excellence, as evidenced by the teaching staff’s qualifications and experience, as well as by the input and academic auditing of international professionals. We believe that the range and quality of the study-units we offer give our students an advantage in a competitive world.

Past students of Theatre Studies have found jobs at universities (in Malta and abroad), in various schools and sixth forms, in the media, as well as in the cultural industries, including government agencies in education and culture, the Malta Arts Council, the Manoel Theatre, St James Cavalier, Drama Centre, Drama Unit, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, V18 Foundation, and the Malta Arts Festival.

Other graduates have used skills and knowledge learnt during their course to develop careers in diplomacy, management, and private enterprise. A good number of our students have continued with their studies at postgraduate level, including PhDs, in Malta and abroad.

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