Theater and Performing Art


Theater and performing art are concerned almost exclusively with live performances in which the action is precisely planned to create a coherent and significant sense of drama.

Performing arts degrees are generally either practice-based (involving a great deal of actual performance) or academic, which combines practical work with analysis of the background of the subject. Teaching is therefore likely to be delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures.

As undergraduate, performing arts degree is a four years programme, you will be awarded as Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. You might be given the option of taking part in a work experience placement during your studies, which would be a good opportunity to develop your skills in a professional context.

You’re likely to be asked to attend an audition. The school will provide information on the audition format and how you should prepare. You may have a solo audition, or you may be assessed as part of a group, or some combination of the two. You’ll usually need to prepare a few performance pieces in advance, which should be varied in style and tone, so the admission officers can get a good idea of your current range of skills.