Course Leader BA Acting and Performance; BA Contemporary Theatre and Performance


Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges
CCW - Merton Hall Road, London UK
Full time

14 February 2019 12:00

£45,603 to £54,943 per annum

Wimbledon College of Arts is developing a new School of Performance Arts that will be a leading centre of excellence for contemporary theatre and performance. We now have an exciting opportunity for a highly ambitious performance practitioner to play a pivotal role in the development of acting and contemporary theatre and performance at the School.


As the Course Leader: BA Acting and Performance; BA Contemporary Theatre and Performance, you’ll be responsible for the academic leadership and management of these courses, including responsibility for the organisation and delivery of the curriculum, creation of an exciting pedagogical practice, and the enhancement of academic quality and standards. You’ll also work with the School in developing innovative developments for the curriculum.


You’ll also be expected to work with the leadership of the School in developing performance research and/or instigating knowledge exchange projects with our partners. You’ll therefore be required to demonstrate a rising research profile and evidence a strong track-record of practice-based or scholarly research outputs of international significance.


If you can embrace the innovation of placing acting and performance within an arts school ethos of experimentation and enquiry and open these practices to new possibilities and audiences, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Wimbledon College of Arts is part of the University of the Arts London; a vibrant world centre for innovation. Wimbledon College of Arts is one of the country’s largest centres for theatre and performance and has an international reputation and a number of high profile international partners.


UAL offers generous leave, an excellent defined benefit pension scheme and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

For any matters about this role that are not covered in the available documentation, please contact Adrienne Marsh, Staffing Administrator, email

You’ll have a postgraduate degree in Theatre and Performance or a related academic discipline; with relevant professional experience. You’ll also be regarded as an authority in your field, with a significant record of performance research and/or innovative professional practice.


Prior experience of course leadership and management at HE level is essential as is experience of shaping and influencing developments within a university/college/organisation through course leadership.


At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.