Theatre Production BA (Hons) - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BA (Hons) Theatre Production

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Theatre Production
DipHE Theatre Production
CertHE Theatre Production

Professional recognition

Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT)
Accredited by the Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET).

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time URC13018 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Dance, Drama and Performance

Other internal and / or external reference points


Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Guildford School of Acting

Programme Leader


Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

  • Train Theatre Production professionals, providing a dynamic and challenging programme of study supporting the development of reflective, collaborative practitioners.
  • Develop intellectual and practical skills to promote self-reflection and a critical awareness of key theatrical, cultural and social contexts.
  • Nurture independent practitioners with a sense of lifelong learning and a commitment to professional and personal development.
  • Provide a training environment with close working links to industry professionals and institutions and a connection with new and emerging technologies, legislation and working practice.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Engage in a range of production disciplines demonstrating confidence in the procedures and methods at every stage of the process. KP CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Apply skills and practices relevant to a chosen specialist pathway to a professional level P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Implement knowledge and skills in a secondary pathway(s) to an intermediate level P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Plan and execute personal workloads to a professional standard P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Understand the entertainment industry¿s genres and social context K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the entertainment industry¿s institutions, structures and systems K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Evaluate technical and managerial developments in the theatre industry K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Critically analyse their performance applying reflective practice in their personal development K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Independently research to support their subject knowledge and practical skills C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Analyse and evaluate problems to create solutions in a complex creative environ CT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to an industry standard CT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Implement team leadership and management skills T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Evaluate and apply self-promotion methods towards career development T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
Present as a self-motivated and professional practitioner T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure


This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits and are either semester based or year-long. GSA delivers its provision across three teaching blocks, within the University of Surrey’s existing semester structure.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)



Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Short term placement are available within some modules.
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.