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Year of Entry 2018/19
BA (Honours)

Performance for Stage and Screen

Course in clearing
Full-time Film and performance

Approach the concept of performance from a variety of angles and recognise the relationship between it and everyday life.

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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2018. Whether you have your results or not, apply online or by calling 0330 024 6390 today.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year † 
International: £12,750 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? W491
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Explore the close relationship between practical exploration of performance skills and techniques.
  • Take a critical analysis of the contexts and concepts surrounding performance practices.
  • Experience a broad range of performance practices.
  • Specialise in areas such as traditional acting methodologies.
  • Create your own work, or work in educational and community settings.

As well as gaining a practitioner perspective, you consider the role of the audience and critic towards these media. Your investigations blend a practical approach with a clear theoretical understanding.

Student View

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How you learn

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Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Live projects

A number of assessments require you to work in public or professional contexts, and to relate your learning to ongoing personal and professional development.

Networking opportunities

Staff in stage and screen come from a range of academic and performance backgrounds, and include a number of professional practitioners, as well scholars with specialisms in a diverse range of research and practice. The core team is also supported by a number of external practitioners, who contribute to our delivery of specialist modules.

Course leaders and tutors

Neil Sissons
Neil Sissons
Senior Lecturer In Performance

Applied learning

An emphasis is placed on the cyclical relationship between practical enquiry and critical analysis and reflection. You are required and supported to continue your learning through individual study and group project work.

You learn through

  • practical studio-based workshops introduces you to key performance skills and techniques
  • traditional lectures
  • interactive seminars
  • screenings of film and performance material
  • external trips and visits

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • professional performance
  • the arts, media and entertainment industries
  • teaching
  • community development
  • applied theatre work
  • cultural industries
  • public sector management and administration
  • events management
  • programme scheduling

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in

  • the screen industries
  • theatres
  • the media
  • their own theatre companies
  • theatre-in-education
  • arts marketing
  • arts management
  • teaching

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work in

  • rehearsal and recording studios
  • a fully-equipped cinema
  • flexible classrooms and IT facilities

Entry requirements

All students

GCSE English Language at grade C or 4.

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. Must include a relevant subject such as Film, Television, Theatre or Performance Studies

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £12,750 per year.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Financial support for home/EU students

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Film and performance courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


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