Drama with Creative Writing

University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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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 drama to enable you to indulge both interests and develop your writing skills and techniques along the way. You’ll be encouraged to develop your writing across a whole range of creative media, including theatre, film, television and radio as well as fiction and poetry. In your creative writing modules, you’ll be working with tutors who are all published and performed writers. They’ll encourage you to get writing and give you useful feedback to help you progress. You’ll have the chance to understand what makes great writing, which could be invaluable in your own work, and help you find a career in a number of professions too. Why Drama with Creative Writing?

  • 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
  • Drama is ranked 2nd and English is ranked 3rd in the country for student satisfaction (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.
  • Our team of English academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Theatre Practices The ABC of Creative Writing Writing and Thinking Creatively Option modules: Creative Devising Models and Theories of Performance Practice 1A Where appropriate, it may be possible for the option modules above to be substituted by one of the options below: Models and Theories of Performance Practice 1B Text into Performance Year 2 Core modules: Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2a Writing Beyond the Page Option modules: Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2b Plus one from a list which may include: Theatre and Performance Making Specialist Practice And one from a list which may include: Writing Short Stories The Art of Poetry Year 3 (optional placement year) Placement Year Final year Core modules: Critical Context: Perspectives on Contemporary Drama, Theatre and Performance Creative Writing Project Option modules: Practice and Research 3 Plus choose one from a list which may include: Process and Performance Project Final Year Project Dissertation And choose one from a list which may include: Experiments in Narrative Liberating Poetic Chaos

Assessment method

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in two relevant subjects, preferably Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and English.
A level BBB including a minimum grade B in two relevant subjects, preferably Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and English.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in Performing Arts or related subject BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma and the demonstration of good critical analytical ability.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits including modules in a relevant subject, preferably Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and 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 and submit a small creative writing portfolio. Read our guidance for more information. Some applicants may also be invited to interview. You must provide evidence of practical and theoretical interest in drama. 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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here -https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/whats-included-tuition-fees/ 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/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an 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 - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

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