What will I learn?

**Why Drama and Performance Practice (Level 6)?**From classical acting to improvisation, physical theatre to contemporary digital performance, you’ll experience the full range of theatre of theatre practice on this performance focused and creative degree. Based in the purpose-built Performing Arts Centre, this course combines theory with practice in preparation for performance and incorporating sessions on stage combat, voice, Laban movement for actors, improvisation skills and acting for camera.You will be regularly performing at professional venues such as Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre, and you will also have an opportunity to take a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A special feature of the course is site-specific performance work where you will create theatre for historic buildings like Blackfriars Abbey in Gloucester, or at the National Trust’s Croome Court.Your skills will be nurtured through working within a friendly and vibrant performance community with lecturers who have professional experience in all aspects of the theatre. Practical classes run alongside accessible and interactive lectures where you will develop skills in presentation, debate and academic writing as well as gaining an understanding of theatre’s rich history.Lecturers are experienced actors and directors, bringing their extensive knowledge to exciting modules and you will have opportunities to gain professional experience through work placement experiences within theatres, schools, or companies, which will boost your employability and allow you to make valuable industry contacts.**Why University of Gloucestershire?**We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual.Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre.Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.**Come and experience the University of Gloucestershire for yourself by booking an open day online at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay.****After the course**Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan.*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.**Experience an open day**Take the next step and book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. This is your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. **To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on enquiries@glos.ac

Which department am I in?

School of Liberal and Performing Arts

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (US$ 17,632) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

Main Site

Park Campus,

The Park,

Cheltenham,

Gloucestershire,

GL50 2RH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need a minimum GPA of 2.7/4.0. They also need one of the following or a combination of the following qualifications: 2 Advanced Placement Tests with Grade 3 or above; 2 International Baccalaureate Certificates; 2 SAT II subject tests with 550 or above in each; 3 College Level Classes with a GPA of 2.7 or above; and 3 High School Honours Classes with a GPA of 2.7 or above. The University minimum levels for english language entry: IELTS 5.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

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About this uni

Set across three campuses, the University of Gloucestershire offers the chance to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK.

  • Top 10 in the UK for student support (Whatuni Awards 2017)
  • 50 clubs and societies for students to join
  • 94% graduates in work within six months (DLHE 2015/16)
  • Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017)