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Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Theatre and English

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Course summary

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Storytelling is part of every culture and reveals much about a person’s lived experience, values and aspirations within a given time, whether presented as drama or prose on a page. Theatre and English BA will help you to become a critical and creative communicator equipped for a variety of creative roles as you discover the richness of theatre making and literature side by side, developing as a creative along the way. The theatrical side of your course will teach you specialist skills in a range of performance genres like physical, musical and digital theatre. A blended approach to learning means you’ll have a mix of practical classes in acting, writing and ensemble production, together with more theoretically focussed content, with plenty of opportunities for collaboration. You’ll learn theatre in Brunel’s purpose-built Antonin Artaud Performance Centre (AA), which is rather like being in drama school with its main theatre, two studio spaces, rehearsal rooms and recording studios. AA facilities regularly host [email protected] nights showcasing new music, film, creative writing and drama presented by Brunel students. The English half of your course commences with a module on ‘Reading Resilience’ to help prepare you with the necessary skills for literary studies. In years two and three a wealth of optional modules await you covering a variety of periods and genres from Shakespeare to Jane Austen, to contemporary and genre fiction. Established links with the creative industries offer plenty of opportunities to hear from guest speakers and alumni on campus. Off campus, Brunel’s easy access to central London helps to facilitate regular class trips to explore theatre and culture. Uniquely for a theatre degree, the option of a work placement year is an unmissable opportunity to find out where your interests lie and to increase your attractiveness to future employers. Students from the course have completed placements in a variety of organisations including the London’s Park Theatre, Rose Wisksteed Casting, Unicorn Theatre and Icarus Theatre Company.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core Reading Resilience Perspectives 1: Introduction to Theatre Studies World Literature, World Literacies Optional Acting 1: Essential Skills Applied Drama Practice 1: An Introduction Physical Theatre 1: Between Dance and Theatre Ensemble Production Theatre Making 1 Digital & Technical Theatre 1 Musical Theatre 1 Year 2 Core Perspectives Optional Directing 2 Contexts, Theories and Practices Acting 2: Beyond Naturalism Writing 2: Experiments in Language for Performance Physical Theatre 2: Performance and Embodiment Digital Performance 2 Musical Theatre 2: Histories, Practices and Theories The Nineteenth-Century Novel Shakespeare: Text and Performance Modernism Romanticism and Revolution The Women’s Movement: 20th Century and Contemporary Writing Contemporary British and Irish Fiction Genre Fiction Theatre Making 2 Applied Drama 2: Project Year 3 Core Final Production (Practical) Written Dissertation Project English Project Written Dissertation Single Optional Perspectives 3: Battling with Ideas Professional Experience and Development Advanced Physical Theatre 3 Psychogeography Advanced Musical Theatre 3 Writing Ireland Post War and Late 20th Century Literature 1945-2001 Victorian Literature and Culture Jane Austen and Her Novels The Creative Industries Violence Psychogeography Advanced Acting 3 Digital Performance and Technology 3 Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature Writing Poetry for Performance


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 Not accepted
A level BBB including grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in any subject, with an A-level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at level 3 and grade B in A level English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and A-level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade BB including English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB including grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including Higher Level 5 in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 including H3 in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 are required to include English Language.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM in any subject, with an A-level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject with A level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A levels grade BB including English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)92with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic58with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £15860* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Theatre and English at Brunel University London - UCAS