The degree aims to ensure that your study and performance is reflective of the specific challenges and opportunities for creative practitioners in rural Scotland, while also looking outwards towards the international context.
The course has a strong practise-based approach informed by academic theory. You will be encouraged throughout the course to be an independent scholar, artist and performer, while also having the opportunity to form a creative company with your fellow students, a collaboration you will be encouraged to continue after graduation.
You will be trained in a variety of skills in performance-making including acting, devising, technical theatre, writing and cultural planning, equipping you well for a broad range of vocational roles within the cultural sector, as well as further study at postgraduate level.
This degree builds on the HNC Acting and Performance in the first year providing students with a good grounding for degree level study. To gain entry to the degree you must first complete the HNC Acting and Performance and successfully undertake a further audition and interview.
HNC Acting and Performance, subject to audition and interview.
You will learn through a combination of face-to-face and video conference lectures, practical sessions, field trips and online via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors.
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||HNC||£1,285||£1,285||£86 (per HN credit)||£86 (per HN credit)|
|Year 2||DipHE||£1,820||£1,820||£215 (per 20 credit module)||£215 (per 20 credit module)|
|Year 3||Degree||£1,820||£1,820||£215 (per 20 credit module)||£215 (per 20 credit module)|
|Year 4||Honours||£1,820||£1,820||£215 (per 20 credit module)||£215 (per 20 credit module)|
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term-time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||HNC||£6,510||£6,720||£434 (per HN credit)||£448 (per HN credit)|
|Year 2||DipHE||£8,000||£9,000||£1,340 (per 20 credit module)||£1,500 (per 20 credit module)|
|Year 3||Degree||£8,000||£9,000||£1,340 (per 20 credit module)||£1,500 (per 20 credit module)|
|Year 4||Honours||free*||free*||£1,340 (per 20 credit module)||£1,500 (per 20 credit module)|
*4th (Honours) year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||HNC||£6,510||£6,700||£434 (per HN credit)||£434 (per HN credit)|
|Year 2||DipHE||£10,000||£11,100||£1,680 (per 20 credit module)||£1,750 (per 20 credit module)|
|Year 3||Degree||£10,000||£11,100||£1,680 (per 20 credit module)||£1,750 (per 20 credit module)|
|Year 4||Honours||£10,000||£11,100||£1,680 (per 20 credit module)||£1,750 (per 20 credit module)|
***There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.
Further information on international course fees.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.
To ensure our graduates are well placed to find employment within the cultural sector, this programme has been designed with specific attention to the needs and practice of the areas in which it is to be delivered. Our graduates are not only trained in performance making and analysis skills but in a broad range of transferable skills such as arts administration skills, cultural planning skills, grant application and archive management skills, technical and IT skills, and group working skills. The programme's approach towards technical and administrative independence ensures that our graduates can progress to a range of possible career options:
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If you have a dream this university will give you the tools and ability to go on and achieve it. The theatre and library are great spaces and have excellent resources for creative learning, required for my research. With the help and support of everyone involved at the university I have become a more confident and skilful person.
Ryan Thow is in his second year of the BA (Hons) Drama and Performance at our Inverness College UHI campus.
The course modules are really diverse and offer a wide range of areas of acting. I also really enjoy that it is such a practical course and the facilities provided give us the freedom that such a practically-driven course needs.
Sophie MacLean, HNC Acting and Performance student who plans to progress on to the second year of the BA (Hons) Drama and Performance at our Inverness College UHI campus.
International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.