University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Drama

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Course summary

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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.

Course details

Modules

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

Assessment method

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

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

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 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

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

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview


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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Drama at University of Huddersfield - UCAS