University of Surrey
Theatre Production BA (Hons)
University of Surrey

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Why choose this course Our practice-based BA (Hons) Theatre Production course provides you with professional training in a wide range of production skills.

Guildford School of Acting (GSA) is one of the most highly regarded theatre schools in the UK. You will be joining a vibrant community of performers, performance makers, creative practitioners, and backstage technicians.

You’ll work in close collaboration with fellow students to deliver a variety of productions within our modern, large and well-equipped Ivy Arts Centre theatre.

What you will study On our BA (Hons) Theatre Production course, you‘ll work on a variety of productions including plays, musicals, concerts, devised projects and events.

The course begins with a comprehensive introduction to all core subjects relating to professional theatre production. You’ll go on to build experience in a range of skills including sound, lighting, video, stage management, and construction and scenic arts.

As you progress through the course, you’ll be able to select one dedicated area for specialist development, eventually taking production-critical responsibility across a range of public performances within the University and at external venues.

Industry placement and professional development modules are also a core part of this course and you’ll have the opportunity to present your work at a final-year showcase event.

Accredited by the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 20 graduates of Theatre Production BA (Hons) at University of Surrey for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Theatre Production.

Overall student satisfaction
63 /100
20 total respondents

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Theatre Production BA (Hons) at University of Surrey

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 £20000 £21000 £24000
25-75 percentile range £15000 - £24000 £14500 - £25500 £17500 - £30500


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

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Theatre Production, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

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 University of Surrey

30% Artistic, literary and media occupations
15% Teaching Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Media Professionals
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
5% Sales occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Overall: CCC Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.

Overall: BBBCC GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Maths: Scottish National 5 - C

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 21 at Distinction, 3 at Merit and 21 at Pass.

Overall: CCC GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Maths: Scottish National 5 - C

Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.

Overall: 29 GCSE or Equivalent: English, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths Studies, SL4.

Overall: MMM

Overall: Pass overall with CCC from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.

Candidates who can demonstrate exceptional talent, and can satisfy the panel of their ability to successfully complete the programme, may also be considered.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK, with more than 140 nationalities playing a role in university life. We are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to a

Applicants who require a Student Visa to study in the UK: To apply for a Student Visa, students must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University they wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable students to apply for their v
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

University of Surrey 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.

Costs

Average student cost of living in 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)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Surrey in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Surrey in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #6 
    • #6 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of University of Surrey

What students say about studying Theatre Production in the UK?

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About University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is a government funded research university located in Guildford, England. The university’s stated goals are to become a leading global university performing important research and innovation, creating great researchers and achieving outcomes which make important contributions to society.

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