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Theatre [at] Brunel 
BA Theatre Single and Joint Honours 
Admissions Tutor: Dr Broderick Chow 
broderick.chow@brunel.ac.uk...
To study Theatre at Brunel is to be engaged with 
the physical, theoretical, artistic, and digital 
boundaries of interact...
• Both a scholarly 
humanities degree 
and a vocational one 
• A creative course 
focused on the needs 
and realities of t...
What is unique about Theatre? 
Theatre: from Greek ‘Theatron’ 
place of seeing, Thea: to see 
Theatre: a point of view
King Lear at Shakespeare’s Globe 
What do you study? 
Jasmin Vardimon Company (Dance) 
Matilda: The Musical in the West En...
London Riots 
Sprinter Usain Bolt 
Senator Wendy 
Davis’ filibuster 
But what about…? 
British House of Commons 
1834
Brunel’s Theatre Degree has been 
designed from the ground up to 
respond to the needs of the industry. 
At the heart of t...
For us, practice and theory are 
not separate things. 
Theory is taught in lecture-seminar 
based modules, 
including: Per...
Our unique and innovated 
personal tutoring system has 
become a celebrated model 
• Perspectives seminar groups 
(8-10 st...
A typical first year for single honours 
students looks like: 
Compulsory 
Perspectives 
How to Read a Play 
Ensemble Prod...
What do you do with a BA in Theatre? 
Theatre[at]Brunel graduates are 
confident, resourceful individuals who 
have skills...
Employability is central to the 
design of the BA programme: 
• 2nd Year professional 
development ‘boot camp’ 
• Career-f...
Graduate Destinations Include: 
• Acting and performance: on television 
(What Remains), at international festivals, 
and ...
• State of the Art Facilities – one 
main house and three black-box 
studios 
• Internationally renowned staff 
including ...
What are we looking for in a Brunel 
Theatre BA student? 
• a passion for studying theatre and 
performance both practical...
Any Questions? 
Contact Dr Broderick Chow 
BA Theatre Admissions Tutor 
broderick.chow@brunel.ac.uk 
018952 65493 
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  1. 1. Theatre [at] Brunel BA Theatre Single and Joint Honours Admissions Tutor: Dr Broderick Chow broderick.chow@brunel.ac.uk Head of Subject: Meretta Elliott meretta.elliott@brunel.ac.uk
  2. 2. To study Theatre at Brunel is to be engaged with the physical, theoretical, artistic, and digital boundaries of interaction and to explore performance in potentially radical and transformative ways.
  3. 3. • Both a scholarly humanities degree and a vocational one • A creative course focused on the needs and realities of the growing creative industries • The humanities are for life as well as work • Because you love it. Why Study Theatre?
  4. 4. What is unique about Theatre? Theatre: from Greek ‘Theatron’ place of seeing, Thea: to see Theatre: a point of view
  5. 5. King Lear at Shakespeare’s Globe What do you study? Jasmin Vardimon Company (Dance) Matilda: The Musical in the West End Stand-up comedian Stewart Lee
  6. 6. London Riots Sprinter Usain Bolt Senator Wendy Davis’ filibuster But what about…? British House of Commons 1834
  7. 7. Brunel’s Theatre Degree has been designed from the ground up to respond to the needs of the industry. At the heart of the course are our seven ‘skills’ strands. • Acting • Applied Drama • Digital Performance • Directing • Musical Theatre • Physical Theatre • Playwriting Modules are taught and led by specialists in the disciplines with industry experience. How is the course designed…?
  8. 8. For us, practice and theory are not separate things. Theory is taught in lecture-seminar based modules, including: Perspectives 1, 2, and 3, and How to Read a Play: Introduction to Dramatic Text. Theories and perspectives of theatre are integrated in a holistic way within the practical modules. What about theory?
  9. 9. Our unique and innovated personal tutoring system has become a celebrated model • Perspectives seminar groups (8-10 students who you will work with throughout degree) • Personal Tutors • 15+ hours minimum contact time per week in the first year (usually much more) • Funded theatre visits with the entire year group How are students supported?
  10. 10. A typical first year for single honours students looks like: Compulsory Perspectives How to Read a Play Ensemble Production 6 choices from Acting, Applied Drama, Digital Performance, Directing, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre, Playwriting What does a first-year set of modules look like?
  11. 11. What do you do with a BA in Theatre? Theatre[at]Brunel graduates are confident, resourceful individuals who have skills for life and work that come directly from studying theatre: • Managing and delivering a project • Collaboration • Presentation • Written and verbal expression • Critical thinking • Creative thinking and creative solutions for the creative economy
  12. 12. Employability is central to the design of the BA programme: • 2nd Year professional development ‘boot camp’ • Career-focused professional experience short placement • Career advice & alumni guest speakers • ArtsWork • My Brunel HEAR – your own Higher Education Achievement Report (enhanced transcript). •Ready for Work programme
  13. 13. Graduate Destinations Include: • Acting and performance: on television (What Remains), at international festivals, and in the West End (The Book of Mormon) • Creative, management, development and administrative positions within the theatre and creative industries: e.g. Youth Development Officer at the Roundhouse, Camden • Education: as teachers, and educational officers within theatre companies and venues • Community based careers in Applied Drama • Directing theatre companies or working as solo artists (e.g. Brunel Drama graduate Bryony Kimmings) • Numerous other career paths including marketing, design, journalism, radio production, presenting, No really, what EXACTLY can I dpoolit?ical lobbying…
  14. 14. • State of the Art Facilities – one main house and three black-box studios • Internationally renowned staff including practicing theatre artists • West London location – great combination of campus university with a ‘village’ feel, and access to London’s cultural centres. • Extracurricular activities: sport, Drama Soc and Musical Theatre Soc, numerous other societies, our popular arts@artaud nights.
  15. 15. What are we looking for in a Brunel Theatre BA student? • a passion for studying theatre and performance both practically and theoretically • a commitment to collaboration and teamwork • a desire to work in the theatre or creative industries, or to use their creative skills in their career after graduation • a keen watcher of theatre and performance, who is curious about all forms of art. Our Typical Offer: ABB – BBB at A-Level or DDM at BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or 32 Points at International Baccalaureate including Higher Level 5 in Theatre related subject or other equivalent Demonstration of experience and passion for theatre in personal statement Participation in a workshop based audition/selection day
  16. 16. Any Questions? Contact Dr Broderick Chow BA Theatre Admissions Tutor broderick.chow@brunel.ac.uk 018952 65493 Follow us on Twitter: @bruneltheatre Download this presentation at: http://goo.gl/pN19Gb

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