University of Huddersfield has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Perhaps you love going to the theatre and you have a natural ability to perform and entertain. You also have a desire to investigate and understand how performance works in all its various settings. You want to get behind the scenes to know more about what goes into making a performance successful. You might even have ideas for a script that you want to develop. We’ll look at drama, theatre and performance from every angle, investigating and analysing the subject to help you go on to be successful in your chosen field. Why Drama?
- 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
- 97% student satisfaction ranking us 2nd in the country (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.
- You'll investigate everything from contemporary theatre to historical performance practice.
- The Drama building is a hive of activity, where rehearsals, performance, discussion and research takes place and helps you create new ideas and collaborations.
Year 1 Core modules: Creative Devising Text into Performance Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Models and Theories of Performance Practice 1A Models and Theories of Performance Practice 1B Year 2 Core modules: Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2a Theatre and Performance Making Specialist Practice Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2b Year 3 (optional placement year) Placement Year Final year Core modules: Process and Performance Project Critical Context: Perspectives on Contemporary Drama, Theatre and Performance Option modules: Practice and Research 3 Plus choose one from a list which may include: Final Year Project Dissertation
Given the diverse nature of the experiences offered by a Drama degree, assessment takes a range of forms. There are no written examinations, but rather an emphasis on coursework. You submit work for assessment at intervals throughout the year. Most modules have elements of both written and practical assessment with the balance between these varying according to the learning outcomes and content. Practical work takes several different forms; for example, you'll experience practical workshops and performance projects lectures and seminars, and one-to-one tutorials. You'll demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the subject through a range of assessments: performances and other creative practical working processes, research-based practical presentations, essays, scripts, portfolios and working notebooks or dissertations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in a relevant subject, preferably Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies.|
|A level||BBB||including a minimum grade B in a relevant subject, preferably Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies.|
|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.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications including modules in a relevant subject, preferably Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies.|
Applicants will be invited to attend a Selection Day, at which they will participate in a workshop by way of audition. 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
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
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