Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Theatre Arts (performance/design/technical production) - BA (Hons) Degree

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Course Type: Degree and university-level Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year

This course is the final BA top-up year following a two-year FdA (Foundation Degree) course.

Pathways in:
Acting (see our Foundation Degree)
Dance (see our Foundation Degree)
Musical Theatre (see our Foundation Degree)
Stage Management (see our Foundation Degree)
Lighting & Sound (see our Foundation Degree)
Production Design (see our Foundation Degree)
Prop Making (see our Foundation Degree)
Costume (see our Foundation Degree)
Make-up & Hair (see Foundation Degree)

Key features

  • Brings together performers, designers and technicians
  • Professional-standard theatre with flyer tower and the latest lighting and sound
  • Taught by industry practitioners
  • Excellent progression to employment, including high-profile theatres, TV and films


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Interview and portfolio or audition (depending on pathway).

A relevant Foundation Degree (FdA) or HND.

The course is a unique combination of practical (75%) and written study (25%). The focus of this challenging programme is the development of the student as an individual through the practice, study and exploration of theatre skills.

Collaborative theatre practice, pushing the creative potential of all theatre disciplines, is central to the philosophy of the course.

Regular workshop and showcase productions enable students to develop their own skills to professional standards, preparing them for employment or postgraduate study.



Potential careers

  • Performer
  • Arts/theatre administrator
  • Arts/theatre manager
  • Theatre/event technician
  • Set/props designer/maker
  • Costume designer/maker
  • Make-up artist
  • Teacher
Potential careers
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