Comedy Writing & Performance University of Salford

Undergraduate

Comedy is part of all of our lives in many different guises. In recent years, the way in which we interact with and consume comedy has changed dramatically, with technologies such as YouTube and Vine enabling users to create and share their comedic content with a global audience.

There is a strong emphasis throughout this course on the relationship between comedy and identity and its meaning in media, social and cultural contexts. It has a large practical component and shares skills in and approaches to stand up technique, clowning, improvisation and comedy scriptwriting. You will have the opportunity to create your own sitcoms, sketches and comedy routines while examining and evaluating the cutting edge ideas emerging from current trends.

This unique course offers extensive opportunities for those dedicated to producing new work in the field of comedy writing and performance. Open mic spots, comedy clubs and festivals are plentiful as are independent broadcast production companies, many of which are dedicated to fostering new writing and performance. The programme has very strong connections with the industry, with household names such as Jason Manford and Peter Kay, both of whom studied at Salford, delivering guest lectures and workshops. We believe in supporting you throughout your journey and as such the opportunities continue to be available to you long after completing the course.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

As a Comedy Writing Performance student, you will learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and practical performance projects. Assessment will be through a range of means including essays, presentations, in-class performance presentations and publicly performed theatre projects.


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.

Course code W890
Institution code S03
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC UCAS Tariff Points 112 to include minimum of 2 A Levels and Grades BBC.

General Studies accepted with 2 other A levels
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM UCAS Tariff Points of 112.
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Access Course in a Media / Performance subject
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS points
AS AS Levels are accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Subject is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs
Extended Project Extended Project Qualification is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C or 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points To include 5 or 6 (Higher Level) in a relevant subject
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Irish Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Audition


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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