Drama and Theatre Practice

University of Hull

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Be part of a close-knit, friendly drama community – based around a working theatre in a Grade II-listed building - on a course with excellent career prospects. This is a remarkably theatrical city with dozens of theatre companies – small wonder Hull was named the UK City of Culture. We’re one of the oldest university drama departments in the country with a commitment to the performing arts going back more than 50 years.

  • Our students love the Grade II-listed Gulbenkian Centre where they enjoy exclusive access to a purpose-built working theatre complete with studios and workshops
  • 99% of our drama students are in work or further study six months after graduating (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018)
  • Benefit from the facilities of Middleton Hall where we've invested £9.5 million to create a concert venue, music theatre and cinema, with industry-standard recording studios
  • Engage with local arts organisations, including Hull Truck Theatre, and graduate theatre companies such as Middle Child, Grim Visions, Silent Uproar and the Roaring Girls
  • You’ll take part in at least two major student theatre productions each year as part of this programme, as well as having access to a range of extra-curricular opportunities.
  • In your final year, you’ll form a small theatre company offering a potential launch pad into your future career
Drama at Hull allows you to develop your talents as a theatre maker, performer, critic, writer, technician or designer. This course blends practical work with theory, and our wide range of options give you the chance to follow your interests through your studies. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory modules Introductory Performance Techniques Production Project Safe Working Practices Introductory Production Technique Approaches to Theatre 1 Approaches to Theatre 2 Year 2 Compulsory modules Theatre Practice 1: Research and Development Theatre Practice 2: Production Performance Perspectives 1: Making Meaning Performance Perspectives 2: Contexts and Criticisms Intermediate Technique Exploratory Practices 1 Year 3 Compulsory modules Making Performance 1: Research and Development Making Performance 2: Production Dissertation (Drama) Advanced Technique Exploratory Practices 2 Performance Perspectives 3: Approaching Audiences All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.


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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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Course codeW400
Institution code H72
Campus nameThe University of Hull
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from A levels BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma Irish Leaving Certificate Scottish Highers Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications we accept.

https://www.hull.ac.uk/Choose-Hull/Study-at-Hull/Admissions/English-language-requirements.aspx


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

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination). There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. We work hard to help ease money concerns during your time at university with a range of scholarships and bursaries that can make a huge difference to your budget. See www.hull.ac.uk/scholarships for more details.
Drama and Theatre Practice at University of Hull - UCAS