BA (Hons) — 2025 entry Applied and Contemporary Theatre

Our Applied and Contemporary Theatre BA (Hons) at the Guildford School of Acting (GSA) is designed to train tomorrow’s theatre-makers, who aspire to use theatre to build communities and influence social change.  You will learn how to devise, produce and direct theatre, work creatively in a range of settings and become the next generation of performance artists, activists and creative entrepreneurs. 

Key course information

Start date
September 2025
Full time
3 years
Overseas fees
To be confirmed
UCAS code
Stag Hill
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Why choose
this course?

  • Applied theatre utilises drama to discover, learn and share the issues and themes that concern communities and spotlight social inequalities. This course engages with contemporary politics and not only asks how we can make theatre but why do we make theatre and what is it that you want to say through performance. 
  • This unique programme trains future directors, devisors, performance artists, theatre makers, writers, applied theatre practitioners and much more. 
  • You’ll have the option to take one of our award-winning Professional Training placements that will prepare you for work in industry. 
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3rd in the UK

For drama, dance and cinematics in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 


5th in the UK

For drama and dance in the Guardian University Guide 2024 

10th in the UK

For drama, dance and cinematic in the Complete University Guide 2025 


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