University of Huddersfield has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
If you want to investigate and understand how performance works, if you enjoy the thrill of live stage performance and love the English language, this course could be for you. We’ll take a very hands-on approach to give you the chance to get involved in staff and student-led performances, and focus on helping you develop your creativity. On the English language side of the course, we’ll cover a broad range of topics in English language and linguistics, all with the aim of furthering your understanding and helping you gain useful and transferable skills. We’ll look at literary and linguistic approaches to texts and interaction to help you build up your analytical and interpretive abilities. Why Drama and English Language?
- QS World University Subject Rankings 2019 ranked the University of Huddersfield 25th in the world for 'Performing Arts' - https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2019/performing-arts
- 97% student satisfaction ranking us 2nd in the country (NSS 2018).
- State-of-the-art facilities including three adaptable studios with sprung floors and state of the art multimedia projection equipment.
- Dedicated rehearsal rooms.
- Teaching by industry professionals and guest appearances from the likes of Professor Sir Patrick Stewart, Natalie Gavin, John Britton, Nicolás Núñez, Chloe Beale, Nicci Topping, Anna Helena McLean, and David Crowley.
- Production based programme along with visits from practitioners and residencies from internationally known companies like Slung Low, IOU Productions and Northern Broadsides.
- Opportunity to take a placement for five weeks, looking at ‘Language in the Workplace.’
Year 1 Drama Option modules: Models and Theories of Performance Practice 1B Text into Performance English Language Core module Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Approaches to Language Study History of English Sociolinguistics Introduction to Stylistics Year 2 Drama Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Theatre and Performance Making Specialist Practice Plus one from a list which may include: Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2a Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2b English Language Core modules: Language in the Workplace Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Communication across Cultures Conversation Analysis Stylistics Corpus Linguistics Pragmatics Field Linguistics Phonetics and Phonology Syntax
Assessment of your work includes essays, research based practical presentations, creative practical working processes, performance, scripts and plays, and a dissertation. You submit work for assessment at intervals throughout the year. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||including a minimum grade B at A Level in two relevant subjects, preferably in Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and in English|
|A level||BBB||including a minimum grade B in two relevant subjects, preferably in Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and in English|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||in Performing Arts or related subject and minimum grade B at A Level in English|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits||to include modules in Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and in English|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications preferably including either Higher Level Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies at Grade 6 and Higher Level English at grade 6.|
Applicants will be invited to attend a Selection Day, at which they will participate in a workshop by way of audition. Read our guidance for more information. Some applicants may also be invited to interview. If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/ Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements. You must provide evidence of practical and theoretical interest in drama.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
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