Theatre Production

BA honours pathway within Performing Arts Creative Theatre Production 2016/17

The Performing Arts degree programmes are three-year courses. Specialising in a Creative Theatre Production pathway allows students to follow a core of modules intended to prepare them for a variety of creative and supporting roles in the modern Performing Arts industry from performance lighting and sound to set and costume design to more esoteric areas such as performance art installation.

They should leave with the confidence that they have the knowledge and ability to start making inroads into this country's lively, varied and challenging creative Performing Arts industry. We want to turn out graduates who are capable and motivated, who can discover ways of creating their own working practices and can operate successfully within an industry environment. We aim to produce people who can think and work independently, meet deadlines, and develop their own work creatively from whatever initial brief they are given.

Students are exposed to a variety of modules that seek not only to enable them to engage fully with a wide range of theatrical production practices, but also to gain a wider understanding of the Performing Arts industry as a whole.

Consequently, modules looking specifically at lighting support and sound design and operation will be complemented by the study of performance texts and arts management practices. Indeed as students move through the three-year programme, they find themselves working closely with actors, singers and dancers, providing performance support and forming small touring performance companies that will receive commissions from the local community. Modules such as Arts Management in Practice and Arts in Professional Context see students take their technical skills and apply them to a range of community-based events. Their final year of study gives students a real opportunity to explore their creative side and venture into the world of performance installation, should they so wish.

Exploiting new technologies such as multi-touch control surfaces and performance software such as Isadora offers a rich new vein of study that perfectly complements the more established areas of set, costume, lighting and sound. Students are given the freedom to work with performers, or create more technology-focused final pieces, allowing for a very flexible, autonomous and exciting third year.

Whereas this programme is not a vocational training course, it does seek to develop those transferable skills that are so in demand by employers. An understanding of the industry as a whole, rather than simply that of a niche specialism will prepare students for professions within the cultural industries, arts council, education and media.

We want to produce practitioners that have keenly developed skills in community relations, devising, planning, budgeting and communication, as well as having that all important grounding in technical production and design. Graduates will find themselves well-placed to progress into the Performing Arts industry as potential stage management or as part of a production team.


The 2015/16 and 2016/17 annual tuition fees for this course are:







Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

UK/EU full-time tuition fees for this course are set in line with the current maximum regulated tuition fee levels permitted by the UK Government.

Overseas full-time tuition fees for this course may be subject to an annual inflationary increase in every year where the course lasts more than one year. 

*Overseas fee scholarships may be available for eligible students. For further information please contact or the International Office:

**Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2015/16 and 2016/17 UK/EU tuition fee of £6,000 in Year 0.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet. 

Read further information about the general additional costs which apply to courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.

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UCAS code

  • W440


  • 3 years full-time

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