Study alongside the professionals at Derby Theatre: the UK’s first Learning Theatre; now recognised internationally as a pioneering venue.
The University of Derby own Derby Theatre and through this partnership we provide our students with a rich, industry-based learning environment. The Learning Theatre provides a unique opportunity for students to learn their craft by working in partnership with both academics and theatre professionals in the heart of a producing theatre. There is no other theatre model like this in the country and we are leading the world in this way of working.
A Learning Theatre is a place where students, academics and artists are working, creating and learning side by side. All decisions about the development of both the art and the learning opportunities are made together. At every stage, there is huge potential in the crucible of the arts, learning and research combining to both underpin and inform our future work.
Specialist academic teams at the University work with the professional theatre team so that students benefit from a truly unique and inspirational blend of theatre experience and academic expertise.
In this year’s National Student Survey, our BA(Hons) Technical Theatre programme received 100% overall Student Satisfaction.