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BA Theatre and Performance Studies (2Q3W)
A-level standard offer: AAB
A-level contextual offer: BBB
See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.
The Theatre and Performance Studies course builds your understanding and practical skills by exploring critical and historical frameworks alongside practical workshops, performance opportunities, and production-based tasks. There are opportunities to engage with professional theatre-makers and our museum-accredited archive, the Theatre Collection too, developing a range of critical and practical skills, whilst diversifying your awareness of potential future careers.
In your first year, you will learn how to analyse performance while developing practical skills in a range of performance practices, including staging play texts, developing workshops, and engaging in production work for the theatre. In subsequent years you will choose from a range of options that will deepen your analytical, critical, practical and historical expertise around your interests and aspirations.
Your degree culminates in an independent study project. This could be a group or individual performance, or a dissertation. You will also have an opportunity to undertake an industrial placement. We have strong links with the creative industries and placement partners have included the Bristol Old Vic, MAYK, In Between Time and Traveling Light Theatre. Students can also undertake placements elsewhere, including overseas.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.
A-level standard offer
A-level contextual offer
BBBFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended DiplomaFind out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
31 points overall with 15 at Higher levelFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AB, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Access to HE Diploma
Access to HE Diploma in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include 24 credits at Distinction and 21 at Merit or above
Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
- 7.0 overall with 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other skills
- GCSE English Language grade B or 6
- An alternative English Language Profile B qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
More about UK qualifications.
- We only use your information in UCAS to assess your application. There are no other selection criteria or processes.
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