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Business Management and Drama & Performance BA (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • Extensive choice of Business options in Accountancy, Advertising, Business Law, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, HRM, Information Systems, International Business, Leadership, Management, Marketing and PR
  • One Drama & Performance course strand addresses the needs of students interested in teaching, theatre in education, youth theatre and community theatre
  • Drama & Performance element predominantly taught in two state-of-the-art drama studios, fully equipped with lighting, sound, video and projection facilities
  • Taught with real-world focus by tutors with experience of business, management and consultancy to have relevance for your future career
  • Entrepreneurial Projects to impress employers or inspire you to set up your own business. Previous students have created pop-up shops, designed advertising campaigns, launched a business; raised funds for local charities and presented business plans to a major bank – all as part of their course
  • Earn-as-You-Learn opportunities, for example paid work as a youth theatre assistant or as a performer in our theatre in education company as well as a range of work placement opportunities with local theatres, companies and schools that lead regularly to offers of employment
  • Lots of opportunity to engage with employers, take up internships, enhance your job prospects and start to build a professional network

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For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Business Management and Drama & Performance.


Entry requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points and Grade C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

Get in touch

Kate Dobson
Admissions Tutor, Business Management
01905 54 2520

Stuart Currie
Admissions Tutor, Drama & Performance
01905 855291

Admissions Office
01905 855111

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Business Viability: Financial & Economic Perspectives
Marketing & Management Perspectives
Staging Plays: Reading, Research & Performance
Introduction to Devising


Module options:

Puppetry and Visual Theatre
Mask Acting
Theatre and Communities
European Theatre Practices

Year 2

Core modules:



Module options:

Business Ethics
Business Research
Business Sustainability
Creative Problem Solving
EU, Human Rights & the Legal Environment
Work Based Learning
Commercial Law
Leadership Principles & Practice
Micro and Macro Economics
Europe's Economies: Catching Up or Falling Behind?
Operations, Project and Risk Management
Customer Behaviour & Decision Making
Contemporary Marketing Communications
Selling & Sales Management
International Marketing
Financial & Management Accounting
Advertising: Influence & Persuasion
Public Relations & Campaigning
Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
Managing HR & Performance
Applied Theatre in a Range of Community Contexts
Plays and Playwrights: British Theatre in Times of Change
Devising & Adaptation
Theatre & Digital Media
Music Theatre
Making Theatrical Space
The Actor & Poetic Text
Choreography & Performance
Adaptation from Stage to Screen
Theatre, Real Lives & History
Directors & Directing
Physical Theatre

Year 3

Core modules:

Business Project, Independent Research Project
Final Performance Project


Module options:

Enhancing Organisations & Employability
International Business Strategy
Intercultural Perspectives
Work-based Learning
Collaborative Leadership
Economics for Business
Managing Emerging Issues
Strategic Marketing
Brand Management
International Marketing
Strategic Accounting & Financial Management
Financial Reporting
International Banking & Finance
Audit, Ethics & Governance
Contemporary Advertising: Apps, Guerrillas, Viral & More
Spin Doctors, Lobbyists & Other Hidden Persuaders
Innovation & Intrapreneurship
Strategic Challenges of HRM
Politics & Performance
Site Specific Performance
Contemporary Performance Practices
Theatre & Disability
Staging Shakespeare Today
New Voices in Contemporary British Theatre
Physical Performance, Choreography & Community Practices
Writing for Performance
Theatre for Young Audiences
Theatre & Education
Sexuality in Performance
Scenography: Specialist Project
Professional Practice



Studying Business Management will prepare you for a wide range of interesting and challenging careers in public, private and voluntary sectors, both in the UK and overseas. You will be able to select from a wide range of sectors in which to work, including accounting, advertising, banking, distribution, human resources, finance, insurance, leisure, marketing, operations management, retail and sales. You are likely to work initially as a trainee manager in a large organisation, or perhaps as a junior manager in a smaller one before moving on to more senior management positions.

There are excellent career opportunities for Drama and Performance graduates. These are both in drama-related areas, such as theatre, education, and the media, and in a wide range of other fields of employment made accessible through skills learned on the course in presentation, performance, critical thinking and writing, creativity, confidence and communication. Former students often set up their own businesses, for example as small scale touring theatre companies or drama education providers. Past students are now working as actors, producers, stage managers and directors for employers across the areas of theatre, TV, radio and film. Teaching and lecturing are very popular career choices for our graduates, as are arts administration and marketing.

A proportion of our students always progress to postgraduate study to gain higher academic or professional qualifications.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Business Management and Drama & Performance BA (Hons) – NW24

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

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