BA (Hons) — 2025 entry Theatre

Build on your previous study or work experience with this one-year top-up degree taught entirely online, allowing you to pursue your passion for theatre around your own schedule.

Key course information

Start date
September 2025
Full time
1 year
Overseas fees
To be confirmed
Distance learning
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Why choose
this course?

  • As this course is taught entirely online, you can pursue your passion for theatre while working, performing or managing a household, fitting your studies around your daily routine. 
  • As part of Guildford School of Acting (GSA), you’ll be inspired by passionate tutors and benefit from the School’s long-standing reputation as a world-class conservatoire. 

Is this course right for me?

Our BA Theatre is aimed at students completing or holding a Level 5 qualification in acting, musical theatre, or English and drama. It also attracts industry professionals with a significant track record of work experience. This programme may be suitable for you if:

  • You have completed the first two years of your undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and set to progress onto your final year.
  • You hold a Higher National Diploma (HND) or equivalent qualification and wish to get a full honours degree.
  • You have significant professional experience and wish to get a full honours degree.
  • You are looking to get a well-rounded theatre degree via online distance learning.
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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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