Bachelor in Theatre (Honours)

Bachelor in Theatre (Honours)

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Course title Bachelor in Theatre (Honours)
Course code UBTHRHFT
Postnominal B.Theatre (Hons)(Melit.)
Type of qualification/award First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 3 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 180
Coordinator Marco Galea
Delivered by School of Performing Arts
The Bachelor in Theatre (Hons) programme is aimed to give you a wide perspective of the practices as well as the histories and theories related to theatre and performance. The course is offered by the School of Performing Arts provides a range of essential knowledge and basic skills necessary in staging practices, such as lighting, sound, stage design, scenography, prop-making, costumes, as well as risk assessment and health and safety awareness. During the course, you will be exposed to a balanced mix of classroom-based and studio-based study-units, combining theoretical and practical experiential approaches. Some of the teaching methods include; seminars, workshops, screenings, lectures and work-based placements. Your learning will be assessed by a variety of academic correction methods, such as oral presentations, practical work presentations, written examinations and submissions of written work.

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Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants admitted as “Adult Learners” under paragraph (c) of regulation 6 of the Admissions Regulations must be in possession of those qualifications and/or experience that would satisfy the Board that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the Course with profit. Such applicants shall be required to submit with their application a letter written in English giving their motivation for applying for this Course, together with a copy of their Curriculum Vitae.

The eligibility of applicants referred to above shall be decided by the Board following an interview conducted by a board appointed for the purpose.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three members.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 8,500
By the end of the course, you will be knowledgeable of:

• key practitioners, practices and theorists of performance, which may include writers, critics, directors, actors, artists, designers, ensembles, and producers,
• historical and contemporary contexts of the production and reception of performance,
• the relationship of performance (making and reception) to its material, cultural and historical contexts, forms and traditions of performance (and other disciplines contributing to performance), and theoretical explanations of their impact,
• traditional and contemporary critical perspectives on performance, and of relevant theories, issues and debates informing performance and the academic subject,
• the interplay between theory and practice,
• the processes and components by which performance, or elements of performance, are created, realised and managed: including the reading of written text and other source material; processes of rehearsal; writing and dramaturgy, devising, directing, design, stage and technical management, and producing.

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If you want to pursue an undergraduate degree in Theatre, Performance Studies, or the Performing Arts, then this is the ideal course for you.
The study units are designed and taught to international standards of excellence, as evidenced by the teaching staff’s qualifications and experience, as well as by the input and academic auditing of international professionals. Our alumni have found jobs at universities (in Malta and abroad), various schools and sixth forms, the media, as well as in the cultural industries, including governmental agencies in education and culture, the Malta Arts Council, the Manoel Theatre, St James Cavalier, Drama Centre, Drama Unit, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, V18 Foundation, and the Malta Arts Festival.

You may also use your skills and knowledge learnt to develop careers in diplomacy, management, and private enterprise. A good number of our students have continued with their studies at postgraduate level, including PhDs, in Malta and abroad.
Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first semester of the second year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 15 June 2022

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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.