The University of Winchester
Theatre Production BA (Hons)
The University of Winchester

Key Course Facts

Course Description

  • Learn practical skills covering stage management, arts management and technical stage management

  • Benefit from successful working partnerships with local venues and award-winning theatre companies

  • Gain real insight and experience from professional companies and specialists in the field who perform on campus

  • Play your part in staff and student productions which take place throughout the year, some touring the country

Whether your passion is musicals, plays, or other types of performance, our unique degree, which covers arts and stage management, equips you with the practical skills required to build a successful career in theatre production.

Our dynamic three-year programme focusses on the four areas of arts management, stage management, venue management and technical stage management which includes sound and lighting operation. A variety of live events take place at the University and locally which will allow you to hone your skills. Additionally, we have close links with many local theatres and our students often work within these venues.

Teaching is delivered by theatre professionals who work in the industry and therefore ensure that content is relevant and up to date. Your learning experience is enhanced by engagement with a variety of theatre professionals and organisations who give talks and involve students in productions on campus.

You have access to great facilities for theatrical work, including two fully equipped, flexible studio theatres and our Performing Arts Studios. We also use professional amenities at the Theatre Royal, in Winchester, and The Point in Eastleigh. There are plenty of opportunities to see performances in Winchester, Southampton, Basingstoke and London’s rich theatrical landscape is just an hour away by train.

Year 1 provides you with a practical introduction to the different roles in the theatre and a chance to try out new skills.

In Year 2, you explore more specific elements of production management and arts management such as, marketing and management and theatre design. Wherever possible, you test your skills on producing work for real companies and venues so the experience is highly relevant to a career in the industry.

The final year gives you an opportunity for focused individual study and to work on advanced production projects.

Helping you to optimise your employability is a core part of the programme. Throughout the course you build key skills which can be applied to multiple careers. You learn to budget your time and resources, develop vital IT know-how, as well as enhanced communication and presentation skills. You also learn about project management, collaborative working and report writing.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 21 graduates of Theatre Production BA (Hons) at The University of Winchester for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Theatre Production.

Overall student satisfaction
64 /100
21 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="">Office for Students</a>


Salary of Graduates of Theatre Production BA (Hons) at The University of Winchester

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Theatre Production BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £18000 £18500 £22000
25-75 percentile range £12000 - £20000 £14000 - £21000 £17000 - £25500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Theatre Production

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £17966 £16476 £20157
25-75 percentile range £14890 - £22414 £11970 - £21294 £14870 - £25688

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Theatre Production BA (Hons) at The University of Winchester

20% Sales occupations
15% Artistic, literary and media occupations
15% Elementary occupations
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Administrative occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Other Educational Professionals
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Animal care and control services
5% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

A 'Pass (C or above on the core)' in a T Level is accepted for entry to this course

We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 6 An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Theatre Production, BA (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

The University of Winchester is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.


Tuition Fees Theatre Production BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

*Please note, the tuition fee for students from the rest of the EU excluding ROI are yet to be confirmed by the University.

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of The University of Winchester in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of The University of Winchester in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #83 
    • #96 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of The University of Winchester

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About The University of Winchester

The University of Winchester is a publicly funded university, formally affiliated with the Anglican Christian faith, but they make it clear that they accept students from all faiths, or even none at all. As an educational institution, they pointedly disassociate themselves from the anti-intellectualism sometimes present in religious sectors, and instead seek to promote critical thought and intellectually robust students. The university’s primary campus, King Alfred, is situated close to Winchester city centre.

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Where is this programme taught

King Alfred Campus
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Main Site - Sparkford Road
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