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Drama and Performance BA (Hons)

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Overview

This BA (Hons) Drama and Performance course offers a unique opportunity to study, learn and train with professional theatre artists to become a confident practitioner, critic and commentator.

5 reasons to study here

Happy students: No. 2 London University for satisfaction with teaching and graduate prospects in Drama (Guardian League Table 2018) and for Academic support (National Student Survey 2017)
LSBU Student Theatre CompanyYou'll take part in a full season of theatre working exclusively with theatre professionals including directors, performers and theatre companies.
Creative partnership with Frantic Assembly: Known for their high-octane, physical theatre productions Frantic Assembly will deliver workshops and residencies, and share their expertise with you.
On-site theatre: The Edric Theatre is a dedicated performance and rehearsal space with a 90-seat capacity, plus a 30-seat studio and backstage facilities.
Inspiring location: Take full advantage of the proximity to London's theatres by attending professional workshops, gaining temporary employment and answering casting calls.

This degree course covers...

During your three-year course you'll build core performance strengths in:

  • acting technique
  • movement
  • expressiveness
  • scene study
  • and characterisation.

Alongside this you'll also engage your skills as a creative actor and performer through the exploration of innovative contemporary performance methods and new theatre practices.

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Case studies

Modules

Modules

The course is 45% assessed by coursework and 55% assessed through practical exam.

Year 1

You'll develop skills and techniques in acting, directing and writing through workshops with theatre professionals and lecturers. You'll write and perform a monologue, participate in an actor's scene study and ensemble devised performances. You'll also collaborate on a workshop production with fellow students.

Practical learning is supplemented with critical thinking, analysis and reading on performance history, context and theory.

  • Theatre workshop
    In this module you will take part in a diverse series of practical and fun workshops exploring key dramaturgical concepts, perspectives, tools and general performance skills. You will develop trust, play and confidence that will guide you through the next three years of your degree. This module is a practical introduction to fundamental theatre-making concepts and performance skills. 
    The study area of each workshop will be developed by looking at existing performances; you will examine the structural and essential features that constitute a theatrical experience. Different members of the Drama teaching team will lead each session allowing you to meet the diverse set of staff leading you through your degree.
  • Performance histories
    This module introduces you to historical contemporary performance and methods of critical analysis.  Students will be introduced to a range literature from the dramatists of Ancient Greeks to the work of the Renaissance playwrights. You will learn how to form connections and draw distinctions between different historical periods and cultures and explore concepts relevant to the study of drama such as performance space, dramatic language and genre, the place of the stage in society and critical performance analysis.
  • Acting a role

    This module will introduce you to the Stanislavski system of training the actor and enable you to develop your vocal and stagecraft skills in rehearsal and performance.  You will investigate the artistic processes involved in creating a role to the standards of the professional rehearsal room.  You will also learn about the historical evolution of naturalism and realism and engage actively and creatively in the process of building a role.

    You will develop the ability to interpret a text from the point of view of an actor, equipping you with the skills needed to work to professional standards, introducing you to the working practices of the professional actor.

  • Performance lab
    The emphasis of this module will be live performance, the performer’s body and the relationship you have with the audience. In the first part of this module you will be introduced to work created upon the form of ritual, play, games and performance in everyday life. You will then be guided into performance art and body art through a brief historical overview of the field.  

    This module will enable you to analyse the relationship between the body in everyday life and the body in performance, and develop an understanding of the relationship between the audience and the space.

  • 20th century practice
    This module will expand on the knowledge gained in Performance Histories, with a focus on twentieth century performance and methods of critical analysis. You will examine a range of historically important theatre specialists, dramatic literature and cultural movements from the beginning of the twentieth century to the 1960s.

    You will again investigate the relationship between dramatic text and performance through video and stage productions. You will explore concepts relevant to the study of drama of this period such as the role of the director, the place and function of the stage in society and critical performance analysis.

Plus one option from:

  • Acting the text
    This module is offered as an option if you are interested in further developing the work encountered in Acting a role by exploring characterisation techniques used by professional actors. In groups, you will develop a workshop performance of a contemporary play and apply the characterization techniques learnt on the module.

    Alongside the practical work, you will work on critical reflections in the form of a rehearsal script and notebook. You will experience the performer’s journey from their first encounter with a script, through the various stages of rehearsal to a work-shopped formal performance

  • Movement for actors
    Through the combined study of technique and its application to practice, students will develop an informed understanding of the many different contemporary approaches to movement in theatre and performance. The module will build awareness of the importance of physical training in order to create the physical score of a text and fully embody a character, as well as build confidence in the students’ understanding of the expressive potential of the body in performance.
    This module will focus on the development the actor’s movement and expressive physicality through technique classes designed to improve strength, coordination and flexibility. The work encountered will enhance your awareness of physical and gestural approaches to characterization in preparation from Collaborative Production and Artistic Residency in Year 2.

Year 2

You'll develop your professional CV by taking part in a Student Theatre Company production. You'll work with a professional theatre team including director, production manager and designer. You'll take on all aspects of the performance and production including: performing, lighting, design, marketing, publicity, event management and box office.

You'll also focus on innovative modes of contemporary performance during modules on multi-media technologies in performance, contemporary theatre adaptation and experimental theatre practice. Taking part in an intensive artistic residency, with physical theatre company, Frantic Assembly, will further develop your movement and technical skills.

  • Critical frameworks
    This module will encourage you to theorise the practice you encounter in the ‘professional season’ semester.  You will engage in a series of lectures and seminars designed to develop critical thinking and reflection on the work you engaged in for the intensive practical modules.  
  • Company in residence - delivered by Frantic Assembly
    In this module, you will gain practical experience working intensively with a professional physical theatre company. Working from contemporary issues, you will explore risk-based physical work, expressive staging and ensemble movement to create a new piece of physical theatre.  The current partner delivering this module is Frantic Assembly Theatre, although this is subject to change.

    You will gain confidence as a performer and develop a more expressive and dynamic stage presence. You will develop physical skills and techniques that can be applied to devising your own work.

  • Collaborative Production
    The module runs as part of the ‘professional season’ where you will be a member of the company and, working exclusively with industry professionals, undertake a series of live briefs.  You will be expected to demonstrate your ability to work to the highest standards of personal and professional discipline and to work collaboratively to stage a full-length production of a selected text or texts. This module is designed to reflect the way in which a production might be mounted in the theatre industry.  

    There are three pathways through the module: performance, design and technical theatre. The module will give you detailed understanding of how the industry works in practice and give you the confidence of independent theatre makers, with an understanding of industry practice.

  • Theatre and audience
    In this module you will investigate different forms of interactive theatre to gain an understanding of the practical and ethical aspects of engaging an audience directly in performance. You will learn approaches to making and performing participatory work and develop an understanding of the ethical implications of participation. You will be introduced to a range of different interactive forms including socially engaged work and community projects and skills including improvisation, reading an audience and dealing with challenging participants.
  • Practices of adaptation
    This module provides an in-depth theoretical overview of the contemporary practice of adapting 'classic' texts for new stages and audiences. The module also looks forward to Level 6 by providing you with an opportunity to develop a mini-dissertation and to write at some length about a specific area of theatre practice.

Plus one option from

  • Multimedia performance
    You'll explore multimedia approaches to performance in group and solo contexts.  You'll explore how a video camera may be used not only to document work, but also as an integral part of a performance.  We'll explore technologies, such as: projection and software.  We'll ask what the implications are for the role of the actor in the light of an increasing reliance on digitisation/CGI? And, how this affects our notion of 'live' performance. Our points of reference will also encompass discussion regarding the increasing use of surveillance in contemporary culture.
  • Site specific performance
    Site has become the determining feature in the creation of artistic and theatrical works in the mid-20th Century. This module focuses on the emergence of site specific performance through the 20thCentury and into the 21st, with a focus on the development of site and land art, installation art, and celebratory community theatre. Overall, this module will develop your modes of seeing, viewing, theorizing and performing in a site-specific location.

And one option from:

  • Body and performance
    This is a workshop-based module that offers you the opportunity to improve on physical performance skills learn in Movement for actors and Physical theatres and to deepen knowledge and understanding of body-centered practice. Practical work will be supported by short discussions, readings and lectures that explore theoretical material. You will gain experience in training exercises that can be used when leading or developing your own workshops and training programs.
  • Text and performance
    Text and Performance is design as the culmination of two year’s work on performance technique and skills. It will offer you the opportunity to perform and produce a text which can form part of a show-reel and be recognised on a professional CV for those preparing for work in the industry.  You will apply all the skills you have learnt up to this point to an independent realization of a text in performance. In groups, you will identify a text and adapt it for performance – engaging with the directorial and dramaturgical processes as well as developing you acting and performance skills.

Year 3

You'll begin to articulate your own practice as a theatre artist, developing a large scale independent performance project focused on your strengths and interests. You'll also take part in professional workshops on composition for performance preparing you to enter the working world as a creative practitioner.

  • Research project
    This module will allow you to undertake detailed research into a specific area of theatre history, theory or practice. You will select you’re an area for in depth study and be assigned a tutor who will help you plan, research and structure your work. The aim is for you to produce a coherent argument extended that integrates independent thinking and research, providing a foundation for further academic study and research in this area.
  • Creative strategies
    In this module, you will draw on their previous learning, as well as module specific knowledge, to plan and create a collaborative piece of work in which your own practice can be identified and developed. With a focus on the current arts environment this module will begin to prepare you for your professional career. As future theatre makers, you will have the confidence, knowledge and practical experience necessary to begin developing work and looking for funding.

And either

One option from:

  • Professional toolkit
    Interested in forming your own Theatre Company? This module will equip you with advanced creative research and planning skills, providing you with the confidence, knowledge and practical experience necessary to begin developing work and look for funding. Engaging in a hypothetical performance piece – you will cover planning, research and development leading to a arts council funding application. You will be empowered with a sense of your own creative practice and ambitions for post university life.
  • Classical acting
    This module is a culmination of the acting-focused strand of modules spread throughout the course. You will have the opportunity to explore and develop your technique while working with classical verse drama. You will explore a variety of techniques, exercises and approaches to this challenging material and consolidate previous learning relation to scene work and monologues.

    The module will take the form of a series of workshops and rehearsals leading to a performance using the professional rehearsal room as a model.  You will gain insight into, and experience of, rehearsal practice in the industry as well as essential performance skills.

And one option from

  • Digital performance technologies
    Learn the know-how of digital performance and an understanding of the new experience of performance space that accompanies the shift to digital media technologies.  This module allows you to explore the relationship between digital aesthetics and culture in contemporary performance. Practical skills in video editing and programming are valuable assets, especially in the field of theatre and performance where digital elements are taking on an increasing importance.
  • Acting for screen
    If you are interested in acting on the screen, this module will allow you to learn specific skills and investigate the processes involved in creating a role from a screenplay. Industry TV and film scripts will be used and you will learn the differing techniques required for soap, sitcom and dramatic screen acting; as well as specific skills such as “hitting your mark”, master shots and POVs. The sessions will include script preparation, filming and feedback on recorded scenes.

Or

  • Applied Theater
    If you are interested in a range of different applied theatre application, this module will introduce you to the specific concerns of community theatre, theatre in prisons, and theatre-in-education. You will be introduced to the working practices of the professional theatre education practitioner and the pathways that can be taken to gain this type of work. You will have the opportunity to work on creating your own piece of applied theatre, sharing it with a relevant audience at the end of the semester. You will gain knowledge and experience in a variety of workshop leading techniques and interactive theatrical and educational methods that can be used in your own work.

Plus one option from

  • Independent performance project
    You will produce a coherent and critically informed final piece of work that demonstrates in-depth knowledge and understanding of relevant issues and debates within the subject you have chosen. The performance will demonstrate a high level of confidence and technique and will fully engage artistic and creative processes.  

    This module will give you an opportunity to articulate your own independent artistic practice as a performer, writer, director, artists and theatre makers. It will provide you with the resources and guidance needed to realise your own creative work in production and prepare you for entry into the professional theatre industry and beyond by demonstrating your creative and technical confidence in making and performing work.

  • Independent practice as research 
    In this module you'll develop and present an advanced research project. You'll be working on creating a 6000-8000 word practice as research dissertation, on a topic of your choice. The project will involve a small practical element – which could be a practical workshop/exploration/presentation/panel discussion, which is then critically framed in the context of a written theoretical paper. You'll work independently under the supervision of a tutor.
  • Dissertation
    The final year dissertation module will give you the opportunity to conduct original research in a specific theory, topic or method encountered on the course or a relevant field of interest. You will manage your own learning under the guidance of an academic supervisor, with introductory lectures offering general advice and guidance on research methods and approaches to the dissertation. Organisation and structure will be decided in consultation with a supervisor, and by the end of the module you will have designed an academic Dissertation that is appropriate to your field of study.

Employability

Working with professional theatre makers during your course means that you leave us with a strong network of professional contacts and an understanding of what it takes to begin to make your own way in a competitive industry.

Our enviable location in the heart of London's Theatreland means that the world's great theatres are within a short walking distance, leading to many exciting opportunities for our students.

Potential future careers

Potential careers include:

  • acting
  • live art performance
  • directing
  • stage management
  • lighting and sound design
  • production.

The course also provides a platform for working within the contemporary arts in: education, arts management, research and production. Many students begin successful teaching careers on graduating from the degree and others progress to further study at Masters and PhD level.

Actor

Whether you want to work in theatre, TV or film, acting can be a difficult career to break into. As well as talent it can require patience, perseverance and a little bit of luck. But if you have all of that, then it can be an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable career, getting paid to do something you love.

Salaries for actors vary widely – and while it can be possible to earn large sums of money in acting, this is quite rare. Networking can be vital for actors – many jobs are filled through contacts made whilst working rather than by adverts.

Theatre Stage Manager

Theatre stage managers are responsible for making sure performances go off exactly as planned. From organising and coordinating rehearsals, to managing the cast and crew, to handing problems when they arise – stage managers have a lot of responsibility. They need to be exceptionally well organised and have an ability to multi-task.

Assistant Stage Manager

Assistant stage managers starting salaries are usually around £15,000-£18,000. Stage managers can earn up to £30,000 – with the potential for even more as your career progresses, depending on experience and reputation. (All About Careers)

Careers

At LSBU we take the future employability of our students very seriously. We think it's essential that you are prepared for the world of work, whether you're pursuing your first job, undertaking continuing professional development or taking your career down a totally different route. We also prepare you for the complexities of today's portfolio careers, combining employment with self-employment and freelance creative practice.

Support

You're supported through work placements, projects with employers, talks and seminars with arts and media organisations, workshops on CVs, applications and interviews, personal tutoring and Personal Development Planning.

Track record in employment

Employment in the creative industries continues to flourish. Our graduates have an excellent track record securing jobs in the creative and cultural industries as well as collaborating in setting up flourishing companies of their own. They go on to be involved in all aspects of the sector, including content creation, production, management, education, policy and distribution. Some of our graduates are working on feature dramas and in post production for leading UK production companies.

Our impressive graduate employment track record includes the following companies within the sector: 

Dance, music and the performing arts

AEG Live, ArtsAdmin, Battersea Arts Centre, British Youth Opera, Donmar Warehouse, English National Opera, Geneva Dance Company, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra Vienna, Kali Theatre company, Live Art Development Agency, Mariinsky Theatre St Petersburg, Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, Musicians Benevolent Fund, RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), Ninja Tune, Riffi Theatre, Rose Theatre Kingston,  Roundhouse, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sadler's Wells and Universal Music.

Museums and galleries

Bankside Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Foundling Museum, Gasworks Gallery, Modern Art Oxford, Museum of London, Museum of Garden History, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery.

Art Museum and Tate Not-for-profit organisations, charities and local government

Childline, The Children's Society,  Energy Saving Trust, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, London Borough of Hackney, London Borough of Lewisham, Wood Family Trust.

LSBU Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.

Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
  • Job Shop – daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
  • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
  • Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
    It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
  • Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
  • Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university

Find out about any of these services by visiting our student employability page

Placements

In your second year you'll become a member of the LSBU Student Theatre Company and spend a semester working with industry professionals to produce a full season of work for public performance. You'll also have the opportunity to engage with the international world of theatre on our established trips to France and China.

Staff

Dan Barnard

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Arts and Performance
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dan Barnard specialises in teaching acting technique, especially the Stanislavski System, and devising contemporary performance. He researches interactive performance, and performance and ecology.


Dr Maria Chatzichristodoulou

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Arts and Performance
Job title: Director of External Development and Enterprise, Head of Creative Industries

Dr Chatzichristodoulou studies the intersections between performance and new technologies, investigating innovative performance paradigms. She is also interested in issues of curation, social engagement, public policy, and funding in relation to live art and media art practices.


Gill Foster

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Arts and Performance
Job title: Head of Arts and Performance; Course Director, BA Drama and Performance

Gill's research interests are in the exploration of inter-cultural performing arts practice in education and, in particular, developing new methodologies for delivering language and cultural education through drama and movement practices.


Dawn Ingleson

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Arts and Performance
Job title: Lecturer, Drama and Performance

Dawn has directed, produced and project-managed extensively in Britain and internationally. Her interests lie in participatory theatre, the relationship between the audience and the performer, performative story telling for young audiences, and Theatre-In-Education.


Jon Lee

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Arts and Performance
Job title: Senior Lecturer - Drama and Performance

Jon's interests are in acting and directing techniques, and devising practices. He is an expert in theatre history with a passion for Ancient Greek drama, Shakespeare and the Avant-Garde.


Dr Elena Marchevska

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Arts and Performance
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Drama and Performance

Elena's interests are in screen and feminist performance practice, focusing on contemporary multimedia performance practices. She is particularly interested in the relationships between performance, the female body and digital writing.


Alan Power

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Film and Media; Arts and Performance; Creative Technologies
Job title: Theatre Technician

Alan’s interests are in stagecraft and multimedia performance practice, focusing on interactive and visual technologies as well as stage lighting and sound. He wrote a multi-award winning short film, 'They Call Me The Kid'.


Dr Fahrudin Salihbegovic

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Arts and Performance
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Drama and Performance; Course Director, BA Theatre Technologies

Fahrudin Salihbegovic is the Course Director of the BA Theatre Technologies. His research interests include Integrated Theatrical Design, Digital Performance and Directing.


Facilities

  • Edric Theatre

    Edric Theatre

    A dedicated performance and rehearsal space with a 90-seat capacity that can be set up in numerous configurations. The main auditorium, 30-seat studio and backstage facilities are used by drama, performance and technical theatre students. Facilities are available for commercial hire.

  • Borough Road Gallery

    Borough Road Gallery

    The gallery is a home for visual art and a unique part of the University's heritage. Opened in 2012, the Borough Road Gallery contains valuable and significant works of Post War British Art in a public collection, produced by the celebrated artist and teacher David Bomberg (1890-1957).

  • Arts, music and cultural events in London

    Arts, music and cultural events in London

    The University couldn't be better located being only a 10-15 minute walk from the Southbank Centre, National Theatre, BFI IMAX, Tate Modern, Royal Festival Hall, The Old Vic Theatre, The Young Vic and therefore the best of London's plays, performances, exhibitions and screenings.

Teaching and learning

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Applicant Open Days

To help you and your family feel confident about your university choice we run Applicant Open Days. These are held at subject level so students start getting to know each other and the academic staff who will be teaching them. These events are for applicants only and as an applicant you would receive an email invitation to attend the relevant event for your subject.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

At LSBU, you will be required to provide:

  • Original proof of all of your existing qualifications related to your course offer at LSBU. For example, original A-Level certificates or original Degree certificate.
  • Details of how you will pay your tuition fees if you are funded via Student Finance England or another sponsor, or payment if you are self-funded.
  • Two original forms of ID which show your full name and date of birth and immigration status. For example your passport or birth certificate. Please note some applicants will be required to show additional evidence to verify your immigration status.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction on MyLSBU, our student portal.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff

  • A Level BBC including at least one specialist subject such as Drama, Theatre or Performing Arts or;
  • BTEC National Diploma DMM in a specialist performing arts subject or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 15 Distinctions 30 Merits in a specialist performing arts subject or;
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications in a relevant subject such as Drama, Theatre or Performing Arts worth 112 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above)
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.


    All students must also complete a successful audition to be considered for this course.

How to apply

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start date
September
Application code
W400
Application method

All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.

All part-time students should apply directly to London South Bank University and full details of how to do this are given on our undergraduate How to apply webpage.

As well as applying through UCAS, international students (non-EU) may complete the LSBU Direct Application Form (DOC File 316 KB) and email it, along with scanned copies of supporting documents, to: international.admissions@lsbu.ac.uk.  We need to be emailed scanned copies of the following documents with your application:

  • academic certificates and transcripts
  • English Language qualifications (if applicable)
  • passport (photo and ID page)
  • copies of all UK visas (if applicable)

Candidates will be invited to come for an audition on campus. Please check back later in the year for more information on what to expect from the audition. 

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £12500
AOS/LSBU code: 4194Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £27750
International £37500

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Possible fee changes

Current regulatory proposals suggest that institutions will be permitted to increase fee levels in line with inflation up to a specified fee cap. Specifically, LSBU may be permitted to increase its fees for new and existing Home and EU undergraduate students from 2017/18 onwards. The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4 per cent.

Scholarships

We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct tuition fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our Access Bursary. New home full-time undergraduate students meeting eligibility criteria could receive a £1,000 cash bursary by joining us in the 2017/18 academic year. Find out more about all our scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students.

International students

As well as being potentially eligible for our undergraduate scholarships, International students can also benefit from a range of specialist scholarships. Find out more about International scholarships.

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Applicant Open Days

To help you and your family feel confident about your university choice we run Applicant Open Days. These are held at subject level so students start getting to know each other and the academic staff who will be teaching them. These events are for applicants only and as an applicant you would receive an email invitation to attend the relevant event for your subject.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

Preparatory reading list

Aristotle. The Poetics.

Benedetti, J. (2004) Stanislavski: An Introduction

Stanislavski, K. Translated and edited by Benedetti, J. (2008) An Actor's Work

Brook, P. (1968) The Empty Space

 
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Course Enquiries - UK/EU

Tel: 0800 923 8888

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6100

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Course Enquiries - International

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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