Develop and hone your writing skills, and explore the complex interplay between live performance and audience, with our BA Creative Writing and Theatre course. Creative writing and theatre complement each other perfectly. Exploring a breadth of dramatic work and analysing creative choices will support the development of your own creative writing. Optional practical work will enhance your ability to create compelling characters and narratives. We place a strong emphasis on small-group learning within a friendly and supportive environment. Workshops are central to our creative writing community, helping you to form relationships with your peers and feel more confident about your work. You will also have the opportunity to publish your own work – and gain experience in editing and publishing – by participating in our annual Creative Writing Anthology. On your theatre modules, you will analyse and discuss the plays that you love with the opportunity to learn practical skills for your future career. Through our partnerships and connections with the contemporary creative world, you will gain a rich and critically informed knowledge of the techniques that are shaping creative practice today. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in group-based practical work, which will help you develop your creativity, storytelling and practical skills. You may also choose to undertake a placement or year studying abroad. For more information, please visit the programme page: https://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/subject-area/creative-writing-ug/ba-creative-writing-and-theatre.
Sample modules include: *Introduction to Creative Writing *Introduction to Theatre *Genre and Context *Poetry in English *Radical Forms and Practices in Theatre Check our website for more details of the course structure.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BCC including A level English Literature or a related subject at grade B.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||We require a minimum score of 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|TOEFL (iBT)||100||We require a minimum score of 100 overall with no less than 20 in Listening, Writing and Reading and 21 in Speaking.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||A||We require a grade A or a score of 185 overall with no element less than 169.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C||We require a grade C or a score of 185 overall with no element less than 169.|
|PTE Academic||76||We require a minimum score of 76 overall with at least 64 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|Institution's Own Test||Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Only ISE III and ISE IV are acceptable and we require a Pass in each element.|
Full list of acceptable English Language Tests
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|