Theatre and performing arts degrees

Why the MET?

Our specialist arts campus at West Durrington near Brighton is a leading centre for theatre education in southern England.

Facilities include:

  • A professionally equipped theatre on campus
  • Two additional studio theatres
  • Dance and rehearsal studios
  • Props and scenery workshops
  • Costume and make-up studios

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Courses range from performing arts to technical theatre and theatre design, allowing students from different disciplines to work in partnership, reflecting industry practice.

Courses are career-focused and staff are industry-experienced with ongoing links that lead to work experience opportunities.

Many of our alumni go on to work in high-profile theatres and shows, including the West End.

 

Available courses

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    Acting - BA (Hons) Degree
    Acting - BA (Hons) Degree

    A dynamic and exciting course combining strong technical training, creative opportunities and industry experience. The course programme involves the study and practice of both traditional and innovative areas of actor training and theatre making.

    • Course type: Degree and university-level
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    Dance & Professional Practice - BA (Hons) Degree
    Dance & Professional Practice - BA (Hons) Degree

    An exciting course for dancers who wish to develop their vocational and performance skills and specialist subject knowledge with a view to progressing to appropriate work within the industry or further study.

    • Course type: Degree and university-level
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    Make up and Hair for Theatre and Media - BA (Hons) Degree
    Make up and Hair for Theatre and Media - BA (Hons) Degree

    The course has been devised in response to industry and student-led demand for practical training in make-up and hairdressing techniques for theatre, film, TV, fashion, festival, carnival and entertainment arenas.

    • Course type: Degree and university-level
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    Musical Theatre - BA (Hons) Degree
    Musical Theatre - BA (Hons) Degree

    An exciting course combining strong technical training, creative opportunities and industry experience. The course programme involves the study and practice of both traditional and innovative areas of musical performance.

    • Course type: Degree and university-level
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    Stage Management and Technical Theatre - BA (Hons) Degree
    Stage Management and Technical Theatre - BA (Hons) Degree

    With pathways in Stage Management, Production Management, Lighting Design and Sound Design, this course offers practical and vocational training in our professionally equipped theatre and studio space.

    • Course type: Degree and university-level
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    Costume for Performance & Film - BA (Hons) Degree
    Costume for Performance & Film - BA (Hons) Degree

    This course focuses on costume design and construction for the entertainment industry, leading to opportunities to work across theatre, TV and film. It develops skills in design through character exploration and illustration techniques and includes o...

    • Course type: Degree and university-level
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    Production Design for Stage & Screen - BA (Hons) Degree
    Production Design for Stage & Screen - BA (Hons) Degree

    This course focuses on a holistic approach to the design, construction and painting of sets for theatre and related industries.

    • Course type: Degree and university-level
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    Prop Making & Special Effects - BA (Hons) Degree
    Prop Making & Special Effects - BA (Hons) Degree

    This course focuses on the design and manufacture of props for theatre, TV, film, display and entertainment industries.

    • Course type: Degree and university-level
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Case studies

  • Amanda: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre | FdA Acting and Contemporary Theatre Making | BA (Hons) Top Up Acting. After successfully completing her Level 3 Diploma in Musical Theatre at the MET, Amanda progressed onto an FdA in Acting and Contemporary Theatre, before completing the top-up year for a BA (Hons) in Acting. Read more here
  • Pindrop Productions: BA (Hons) Theatre Arts. Pindrop Productions are a group of BA Theatre Arts graduates from the MET. They describe themselves as ‘an ever-changing group of theatre-makers, artists and freelancers’. They create, tell stories and run workshops in the local community. Read more here
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