Drama and Performance

University of the Highlands and Islands


Inverness College UHI, Shetland College UHI, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


What is special about this course?
If you dream of pursuing a career relating to drama and theatre, this new BA (Hons) Drama and Production, incorporating touring and festival performance, is ideal. With a focus on devising, production and entrepreneurship skills, you will be trained to be performers, practitioners, producers and researchers. The degree also offers progression into wider study and career pathways relating to health and well-being (drama therapy), education (PGDE with drama) and arts administration.

The course combines theoretical, practical and performance-based approaches, along with a programme of master classes, workshops and performances delivered by professionals working within the industry. You will be encouraged to develop your own professional network and will benefit from the programme’s connections with theatre practitioners and arts centres in the region. This will give you fantastic access to a variety of placements and touring opportunities, as well as supporting you beyond the course and onwards onto your chosen path.

The programme runs its own theatre production company, facilitating in-house, extra-curricular productions as well as organising visiting productions, allowing you to develop considerable performance production skills and giving you valuable experience to ensure you are industry-ready. These experiences greatly enhance learning and teaching across the degree, allowing you to make connections with the local and wider performance communities.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC including English and preferably Drama. You will be required to give a 5 minute presentation on a performance that you have been involved with or researched. This will be followed by an interview.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)



Course Length

8 years


Creative Industries

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