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 study Drama and English Language?
- QS World University Subject Rankings 2021 ranked the University of Huddersfield 8th in the UK for 'Performing Arts' (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2021/performing-arts).
- 95% of graduates from this subject are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates).
- State-of-the-art facilities including three adaptable studios with sprung floors and state of the art multimedia projection equipment (https://sway.office.com/28jHECQ9LCkfeYve?ref=Link).
- 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.
Year 1 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 Models and Theories of Performance Practice 1B Text into Performance Year 2 Core modules: Language in the Workplace Option modules: Choose two 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 Then choose two from a list which may include: Communication across Cultures Conversation Analysis Stylistics Corpus Linguistics Pragmatics Field Linguistics Phonetics and Phonology Syntax Year 3 - optional placement year Final year Core module: Critical Context: Perspectives on Contemporary Drama, Theatre and Performance Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Process and Performance Project Final Year Project Dissertation Plus choose up to three from a list which may include: Dissertation in English Language and Linguistics Relations Across Cultures Translation in Practice Audiovisual Translation Language of Humour Multilingualism Language and Power Child Language Acquisition Face and Politeness Forensic Phonetics and Forensic Linguistics
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
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.
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
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 - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/interviews/#!/?modal=drama 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
English language requirements
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 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, 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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
University of Huddersfield
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