Theatre & Performance BA(Hons)
Take a proactive approach as you learn to create your own performance work. This new course is for imaginative artists, actors, performers and theatre-makers interested in creating original and enthralling experiences for the theatre and other spaces.
|Course Duration||3 years|
You'll gain a thorough grounding in practical performance skills and production contexts whilst developing your own personal specialisations, collaborations and companies. Learning from some of the world's most celebrated theatre companies and makers, you’ll build your confidence in a broad range of performance areas and opportunities. Our aim is to produce the total theatre-maker: the thinking, skilled, creative practitioner who can frame, manage, produce and professionally facilitate their own work.
What our students do
What you'll learn
With consistent and professional skills training, you’ll learn to create and respond to performances. You’ll explore techniques and methods in different environments, from solo performances to full public productions. And you’ll get a unique mix of conservatoire practice backed up by the experience and knowledge of the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts - a working venue offering year-round theatre, dance and other events.
You’ll develop essential skills by focusing on voice, body, movement, ideas and practices, and other skills and techniques. We’ll also look into global issues and modern practices and ideas. You'll explore scene-studies from a range of texts with a common theme, and develop an ensemble performance of original live work.
Performance, Culture & Contexts
Contemporary Performance Practices & Concepts
You’ll take on advanced body-based training, and learn about technical theatre, directing, writing and creating drama, and designing things like sets, costumes and lighting. And you’ll put on a solo performance using styles like scripted monologue or stand-up comedy.
Working in a team, you’ll put on a production about the relationship between a show and its audience. You’ll also create original material and build a professional portfolio by studying advanced performance techniques. Looking into different theatre companies, production houses and theatre festivals, we’ll explore what they’re doing, how they work, and how they stay strong and active.
Technical Theatre & Scenography
Immersive & Participatory Theatre
The Performer’s Body, Directing & Dramaturgy
Modes of Making
Using your critical and reflective skills, you’ll research and write a paper on a certain area. You’ll also develop performance material - individually or in a group - beginning as a small test showing and finishing as a public production for industry specialists. And by taking on a professional development project, you’ll get ready for the industry by sharing your work on a range of platforms and networks.
The Thinking Practitioner: Student-led Research
The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
How you'll learn
Blending theory and practice, you’ll learn through practical workshops and masterclasses, supported by lectures and seminars. There’ll also be opportunities to work with national and international companies and practitioners.
How you'll spend your time
Timetabled teaching and learning activity
Guided independent study
How you'll be assessed
You’ll take on practical tasks in groups and individually, including demonstrations or process showings, laboratory or studio-based practice, productions, and a final year performance showcase. You’ll also be assessed through essays, research, digital portfolios, critical reviews, professional copy and framing statements.
You’ll be taught and supported by a team of professional theatre-makers, devisers, directors and actors, and theatre-focused academics. On top of experience working all over the world, many of our staff run their own theatre companies and collectives.
Some members of staff only teach on specific modules, and your course might not feature every member shown here.
Danielle Meunier's origins lie in classical singing and voice & speech with a BMus...
Agnieszka Blonska is a theatre director and performer based in the UK since 2003. For the last...
Background; born in Redruth, Cornwall, April 1966, working worldwide in Opera, Bollywood, large...
Dr Misri Dey
Misri is a theatre practitioner and director, working across contemporary theatre performance of...
Klaus Kruse is a director, scenographer, performer, poet and songwriter based in the UK since...
Professor Gregg Whelan
"A wonderful body of work" The Guardian
Gregg Whelan formed the performance...
Since graduating in ‘Broadcast Studies’ from Falmouth College of Arts in 1996, Paul has spent...
- 11 equipped performance studios.
- Recording studio with four control rooms.
- 11 practice rooms.
- Computer labs for CAD and audio software.
- Scenery workshop.
- Technical resource stores that stock a wide range of microphones for recording and live voice and music.
- Digital Audio Workstations, PA Systems, mixing desks, lighting kits, portable dimmers, cameras, projectors, musical instruments.
- TV Studio and Cinema in the School of Film & Television.
- Professional theatre venue hosting visiting companies and artistes.
How to apply
104 - 120 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications like A-Levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma, or a Foundation Diploma.
We’ll also consider you based on your individual merit and potential. So get in touch if:
- You’re predicted points below our requirements
- You’re thinking about transferring from another institution
- You have other qualifications or professional experience
GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent.
We also accept qualifications equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you’ll need to take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).
Apply via UCAS
Enter these codes at UCAS Apply and Track
- University code F33
- Course code 238U
UK/EU applications: 15 January
Late applications will be considered if there are places available.
International fee payers can apply after the deadline. But we recommend applying as early as possible, to make time for visa and travel arrangements.
Once you’ve applied, you’ll receive a Falmouth Applicant Portal login, where you’ll find more details about these requirements.
What we're looking for
We want someone who:
- Can vocalise text, vary tone, and respond to material.
- Physically engage with their environment.
- Is lively and responsive.
- Thinks independently.
Fees, costs & funding
Tuition fees 2019-20
£9,250 - full-time UK/EU
£15,000 - full-time international
Typical course costs
- Public Programme season tickets (student rate) costs found: amata.org.uk/seasontickets
- Students must come prepared with suitable loose warm clothing appropriate for all practical classes (devising, voice, movement, rehearsals). Approx £70/year
If you need to bring equipment or materials with you, these will be outlined in your Welcome Letter.
The figures above don't include accommodation and living costs
For information about funding available, please visit our undergraduate funding page