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University of Birmingham

Birmingham , England ,United Kingdom

BA Drama and Theatre Arts

Studying on our BA Drama and Theatre Arts undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham allows you to combine theory and practice, provides you with your own theatre space and links to professional practitioners in Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, London and beyond.

Our course offers you a varied core programme, including hands-on experience of key production skills and engaging optional modules, such as:

  • Immersive and participatory performance
  • Approaches to Acting
  • Directing
  • Site specific performance
  • Medicine and performance??
  • Performance and nation ??
  • Politics and performance

as well as the opportunity to perform and work on full-scale productions in our campus-based theatre.

We’ll help you develop into a confident researcher and performer, allowing you to build a diverse and attractive professional profile for future job roles as varied as actor, director, fundraiser, journalist, marketing manager, publisher, producer, stage manager and writer.


  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 15

Application Process

Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

These are timeless skills which are useful for a wide variety of careers, not solely restricted to theatrical vocations. 

As well as working as theatre practitioners, our graduates can be found in roles as diverse as:

  • Journalist
  • Corporate fundraiser
  • Copywriter
  • Healthcare professional
  • Marketing manager
  • Teacher
  • Publisher
  • Account manager
  • Technician
  • Drama therapist
  • Videographer
  • Lawyer

Our graduates have gone on to work for well-known employers such as the NHS, RSC, The Ministry of Justice, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham Royal Ballet, McCann PR, Bloomsbury Publishing Group and Birmingham REP Theatre.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry requirements will be a minimum 2.1 BEng (Hons) or equivalent from a recognised institution.

Applicants with professional qualifications and work experience would also be considered on a case-by-case basis, as well as applicants with BSc (Hons) degrees in Physical Sciences and Technology based subjects.

Either: A four year Bachelors degree (first class or very good upper second class)

Or: A three year Bachelors degree (first class) from recognised institutions in India.

For MSc programmes, the Business School will consider holders of three-year degree programmes (first class or very good upper second class) from recognised institutions in India.

For entry to LLM programmes, Birmingham is happy to accept applications from 3 or 5 year LLB holders from India from prestigious institutions.


  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 68580 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: 50 GBP
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