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Creative Theatre Practice

Course Code: UF5797

Level: 5
Subject area: Performing Arts, Music & Live Events
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Foundation Degree
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

This Foundation Degree will enable you to develop the creative, technical and employability skills essential for working in today’s highly diverse performing arts industry. Our industry standard theatre and rehearsal studios will support your development, leading to exceptional theatre making and performance. You’ll become a member of our ensemble performance company, “Brazen Angels”, developing performance work for a broad range of clients and situations. This course has been designed to operate as closely as possible to real world projects and processes, so you’ll be engaged in public performance work throughout the year. There are also opportunities to work with other performance groups and organisations across the City, and our students are encouraged to develop contacts with professional companies in the region whilst studying with us.

What you'll learn

The course includes the following subjects:

  • creative process in production
  • object theatre
  • core techniques (voice)
  • core techniques (body)
  • broadcast performance
  • creative actor
  • creative research project
  • applied production technology
  • the creative professional
  • creative ensemble performance.
Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following:

  • 48 UCAS points
  • five GCSEs as grade 9-4 (C or above), to include English and maths
  • an Independent Safeguarding Agency (ISA)/Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required.

Acceptance on this course is by audition only. Applicants are asked to prepare a two minute monologue of their choice.


There are no formal exams.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to:

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.