BA (Hons) Acting for Contemporary Theatre Perform, grow and explore the theatre with theoretical studies, practical modules and industry placements Course in Pakistan || Registration Open

BA (Hons) Acting for Contemporary Theatre Perform, grow and explore the theatre with theoretical studies, practical modules and industry placements Course in Pakistan || Registration Open

Registration Open= +92-3315999937, +92- 3215056755 (WhatsApp Only)


Discover theatre production, acting and performance

This course has been renamed from BA (Hons) Theatre for 2023 onwards.

This BA (Hons) Acting for Contemporary Theatre degree is a highly practical programme which will develop your skills, ideas and experiences to prepare you for your career in the theatre industries.

Explore narrative, physical and visual theatre, and text and cultural identity throughout your degree. You will develop your performance skills and explore topics including performance, production, critical and cultural studies, business management and applied arts practice.

On this course you will:

  • Explore a variety of theatre settings.
  • Discover theatrical contexts.
  • Develop your performance skills.
  • Learn to apply your business knowledge to the theatre industry.
  • Have the option to undertakes placement with a range of theatres.
  • Benefit from our professional industry partnerships throughout your studies.
  • Access placement opportunities including roles at The Chichester Festival Theatre, Forest Fringe, Edinburgh Festival and more.

Teaching and Assessment

How you will learn

You will have a range of study options and contact hours throughout your degree. Your classes and contact hours will change each year.

In your first year, you can expect to attend six hours per week of taught skills classes, at least four hours of rehearsals for third-year directing exercises, six hours of project classes, at least six hours of group rehearsal, two hours of lectures and seminars, and at least six hours of timetabled personal study and preparation. This makes up 30 hours per week.

You will be assessed through a range of assignments, including a wide range of practical and performance contexts. These assessments may include:

  • Group and individual performances
  • Directing exercises
  • Presentations
  • Creative installations

You will have no formal exams. Some classes are assessed through continuous assessment and through written evaluations, with several formal essays that lead to a final-year dissertation.

The Course

What you will study

You will study a selection of core and optional modules in each year. Each module is worth a number of credits is delivered differently, depending on its content and focus of study.

This list is indicative and subject to change.

Level Four (First Year)

You are introduced to a wide range of working practices, developing core skills in voice, movement and devising alongside critical and theoretical study designed to widen cultural reflection. You create performances in four project projects: Narrative, Physical and Visual Theatre, Text and Deconstruction and Cultural Identity.

You will study:

  • Narrative
  • Physical & Visual Theatre
  • Text & Deconstruction
  • Cultural Identity
  • Movement Skills
  • Voice, Body & Text
  • Devising
  • Theory-lite
  • Modernism

Level Five (Second Year)

You continue on a rigorous skills programme, which, in the second year, is focused on two major performance projects – one in each semester. The first involves writing and developing text for performance; the second involves exploring post-structural notions of performance. You can select options in complimentary practices: clowning, script writing, body-based performance, site-based performance and theatre-in-education. Critical and cultural studies continue in romanticism and post-modernism.

You will study:

  • Production (narrative & character)
  • Performance Skills (devised text & character)
  • Production (postmodern)
  • Performance Skills (post-dramatic theatre)
  • Site-Specific Theatre
  • Clown, Comedy & Mask
  • Drama in Education
  • Children’s & Young People’s Theatre
  • The Body and Performance
  • Gender, Sexuality & Theatre
  • Theatre, Politics and Activism
  • Visual & Technical Arts
  • Romanticism
  • Postmodernism

At Level Six (Final Year)

You develop your own portfolio of theatre practice through a range of exciting performance options: Adaptation and Direction, Solo Performance, Experimental Workshop Performance, Performance Writing, New Technology and Performance and Documentation. All students create a major production in small performance companies and produce a written dissertation. Key careers development is provided through a range of modules: Company Management, Applied Arts and Work Placement.

You will study:

  • Solo Performance
  • Adaptation & Direction
    Workshop Project
  • Production
  • Personal Study
  • Performance Writing
  • Documenting Performance
  • Performance & Material
  • Work Placement
  • Company Management
  • Applied Arts


Use industry standard spaces and equipment

The Showroom

The ShowRoom is recognised nationally for presenting some of the most exciting companies touring on the UK circuit, and the programme is shaped to support the learning of students.

We often run workshops and post-show discussion for Theatre students with visiting artists. We believe that one of the best ways to learn about professional theatre is by watching a training with arts industry professionals. This is at the heart of the ShowRoom’s ambition.

The ShowRoom is highly adaptable, with retractable seating, making it an excellent teaching and workshop space in addition to its role as a venue. It is run by our Theatre Manager and Department Technician, who work closely with our students, helping them to realise creative and adventurous ideas in a professional working space.

Other facilities include:

  • Studio spaces exclusive to the department
  • Rehearsal Rooms
  • Recording studio
  • Editing facilities
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • In-house lighting and sound technicians to assist student projects

Find out more on the ShowRoom website.

Work Placements

Gain experience in industry

Working in professional contexts is a hugely important part of the vocational ethos of the Theatre Department. You will benefit from the Theatre Department’s excellent links with the professional theatre industry and have opportunities to work closely with a range of artists, theatre companies, producers and festival programmers.

Past students had opportunities for placements with:

  • The Chichester Festival Theatre
  • Total Theatre Awards, Edinburgh Festival
  • Forest Fringe, Edinburgh
  • The Marlborough, Brighton
  • The Paper Birds Theatre Company, Leeds
  • Arts Admin, London
  • Bootworks Theatre
  • The Basement, Brighton
  • Battersea Arts Centre, London
  • Search Party
  • Brian Lobel
  • A range of schools and outreach environments


Learn from experienced performers, musicians and tutors

During your three years you will work closely with our dedicated staff team. All of our staff work professionally in the theatre industry, as performers, theatre-makers, directors, dramaturgs and researchers.


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