Acting and Performance with Creative Writing at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

You have a love of the stage and performing arts, and you also want to explore your own writing. Whether you’re working on a drama or film script, or you’d like to write fiction, non-fiction or poetry, this course combines creative writing with acting and performance to enable you to indulge both interests. You’ll develop your writing skills and techniques, and you’ll be encouraged to do so across a range of creative media, including theatre, film, television, radio, and fiction and poetry. You can get involved with the award-winning Huddersfield Literature Festival as well; past students have gained experience in festival planning, programming, curating, and stewarding.  Why Study Acting and Performance with Creative Writing BA(Hons)at University of Huddersfield? We’re ranked 27th in the world for ‘Performing Arts’ (QS World University Rankings 2023). You’ll enjoy guest appearances from those in the industry; past students have met Professor Sir Patrick Stewart, Natalie Gavin, John Britton, Nicolás Núñez, Chloe Beale, Nicci Topping, Anna Helena McLean, and David Crowley. This production-based programme features visits from practitioners and residencies from internationally known companies, including Slung Low and Northern Broadsides. Via the Yorkshire Film and Television School, here at Huddersfield, you’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow actors, screenwriters, film makers and costume designers to create a major performance. If you’re keen to pursue a career in drama, this Acting and Performance degree provides the foundations for you to make your mark in film, or TV industries. You may go on to write for contemporary theatre, perhaps, or further your studies in English, literature, or English and drama studies. You might also go into theatre technology or stage production. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you can gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Introduction to Screenwriting • Introduction to Creative Writing Option modules: Choose up to three from a list which may include: • Studying Performance 1 • Text into Performance • Making Performance 1 • Studying Performance 2. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You'll experience practical workshops and performance projects in the studio spaces, lectures and seminars, and one-to-one tutorials with specialist staff. Assessment includes essays, research based practical presentations, creative practical working processes, performance, scripts and plays, and a dissertation. Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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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.

Student Outcomes

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Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Acting and Performance with Creative Writing at University of Huddersfield - UCAS