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Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Theatre and Creative Writing

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Course summary

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The Theatre and Creative Writing BA is ideal if you want learn more about the richness of theatre past and present while incorporating your passion for creative writing. Within the theatre side of your degree, you’ll develop creative skills in a number of practical ways: acting, directing, applied drama, physical theatre, digital performance, musical theatre and playwriting. On the creative writing side of the course, you’ll get to explore a number of writing styles including journalism, screenwriting, comedy writing, short stories and the contemporary novel. You’ll also grow your knowledge through an understanding of the concepts and models used in the practice and study of theatre, together with the themes and techniques used by historic and contemporary authors. Study at Brunel and you’ll become part a rich community of creative students, artists and academics with a variety of opportunities to collaborate through acting, directing, playwriting and production. You’ll learn 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. 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 see West End productions and other events. For your professional development, 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, The Vaults, Unicorn Theatre, Icarus Theatre Company, and the Grieg City Academy.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules Ensemble Production Perspectives Optional Modules Acting: Essential Skills Applied Drama Practice: an Introduction Digital Performance 1 Directing 1: Contexts Playwriting 1 Musical Theatre 1 Physical Theatre 1: Between Dance & Theatre Year 2: Core Modules Perspectives 2 Optional Modules Writing 2: Experiments in Language for Performance Applied Drama: Project Acting: Beyond Naturalism Directing 2: Contexts, Theories and Practices Physical Theatre 2: Performance and Embodiment Digital Performance 2 Musical Theatre: Histories, Practices and Theories Performance as Research: Second Year Production Module Writing Contemporary Poetry Writing the Short Story Writing Journalism Screenwriting Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Life Writing Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes Year 3 Core Modules Final Production Written Dissertation Creative Writing Special Project Optional Modules Perspective 3: Battling with Ideas Professional Experience and Development Advanced Physical Theatre 3 The Canon Re-loaded New Writing: Page to Stage Advanced Musical Theatre Writing Modern Fiction Writing Comedy Writing Poetry for Performance The Creative Industries Psychogeography Advanced Acting Digital Performance and Technology Writing Film and Television Reading for Writers / Writing for Readers Visit our website for full course details.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

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)/Creative Writing. 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)/Creative Writing. 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 with grade B in A level English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. 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)/Creative Writing. 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)/Creative Writing. 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)/Creative Writing. 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)/Creative Writing. 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)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2 including grade M2 in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. 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 GCSE's at grade C/4 or above including 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)/Creative Writing. 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 and A level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. 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)/Creative Writing. 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

EU £6935* Year 1
England £6935* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6935* Year 1
Scotland £6935* Year 1
Wales £6935* Year 1
Channel Islands £6935* Year 1
International £11895* 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 Creative Writing at Brunel University London - UCAS