Performance (3rd Year Entry)

UCAS codes

  • W400 -

Course contact

Jane Robertson
0800 027 1000 (44 141 849 4101 outwith UK)

Qualifications and durations

  • BA - 1 Year
  • BA Hons - 2 Years


Start date(s)

  • September

Tuition Fees

Additional costs
Please note that for some programmes of study there may be additional costs involved which are not included in the tuition fee advertised. These could be, for example, for study materials, fields trips or equipment. Programme leaders will be able to provide detail of any additional costs.

This Drama UK recognised BA Performance introduces the skills required to secure successful careers in a variety of roles including acting on stage and screen; directing; writing for stage and screen; producing original theatre; musical theatre; and working collaboratively with community groups.

Degree titles include:
BA Hons Performance
BA Hons Performance (Contemporary Theatre) 
BA Hons Performance (Musical Theatre)
BA Hons Performance (Screen Acting)

BA Performance - University of the West of Scotland

Performance - 92 percent for overall student satisfaction


SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Acting and Performance; Performance; Musical Theatre; Screen-related, or relevant discipline

The programme will hone your existing stage acting talents, allowing you to develop transferable skills in a range of performance disciplines. You will develop new skills in scriptwriting, directing, and researching creative practice.

It is delivered at Ayr Campus, which is equipped with state-of the- art television and performance studios. Tutors and guest lecturers are professional practitioners and practice-led research is encouraged to enable you to integrate practice with theory. Guest lectures have included award winning director Michael Hines, Mel Churcher and theatre practitioners fromGeese Theatre Company.

Staff are actively involved in research on theatre production, green screen and stage/screen adaption, which informs their practice and teaching. Students have undertaken placement/work-based learning in Tron Theatre, Gaiety Theatre and Recovery Ayr.

Year 3

You will begin to specialise in your chosen performing arts discipline. The module options available to you encompass scriptwriting; contemporary screen acting; musical theatre; and community theatre – all areas where our staff have extensive expertise.

Year 4

You will continue to develop your practice and research skills, culminating in your creative project. In this creative research module you will develop, actualise and showcase a performance idea in a professional venue.
You could find yourself acting; directing; producing/writing for stage and screen; designing and delivering community theatre projects; forming your own theatre company; or training to become a primary school teacher or secondary school drama teacher.

 Drama UK

UWS degree programmes are among the first in the UK to be recognised by Drama UK – a new level of quality assurance for drama training providers.

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