University of Huddersfield

Drama and English Literature University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate

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If you love the texts behind the drama as much as the actual performances themselves, studying Drama and English Literature together gives you the opportunity to gain a richer understanding of the two subjects. The aim is to get you to investigate drama through practical performance, and to develop your appreciation of the startling variety and complexity of English literature.

In your English Literature studies, you'll study some of the most renowned writing, along with some lesser-known but equally inspiring works. You’ll have the chance to develop an understanding of the major movements of prose and poetry, and we’ll focus on building your analytical skills to help you assess, question, debate and persuade. They’re all skills that employers are looking for.

Why Drama and English Literature?

  • 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

  • Drama is ranked 2nd and English is ranked 3rd in the country for student satisfaction (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.

  • Our team of English academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Drama
Option modules:
Models and Theories of Performance Practice 1B
Text into Performance

English Literature
Core module:
Literary Genres

Option module:
Thinking Critically

Year 2
Drama
Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Theatre and Performance Making
Specialist Practice

Plus one from a list which may include:
Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2a
Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2b

English Literature
Core modules:
Literary Histories
Critical Concepts 1

Year 3 (optional placement year)
Placement Year

Final year
Drama
Core module:
Critical Context: Perspectives on Contemporary Drama, Theatre and Performance

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Process and Performance Project
Final Year Project
Dissertation

English Literature
Core modules:
Advanced Critical Practice
Critical Concepts 2

Assessment method

Assessment of your work includes essays, research based practical presentations, creative practical working processes, performance, scripts and plays, and a dissertation. You submit work for assessment at intervals throughout the year.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points including a minimum grade B at A Level in two relevant subjects, preferably in Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and in English
A level BBB including a minimum grade B in two relevant subjects, preferably in Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and in English
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in Performing Arts or related subject and minimum grade B at A Level in English
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits to include modules in a relevant subject, preferably Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and in English
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications preferably including either Higher Level Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies at grade 6 and in Higher Level English at grade 6.

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.

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.

You must provide evidence of practical and theoretical interest in drama.

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

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 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 (sfo@hud.ac.uk) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

Provider information

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School of Music, Humanities and Media - Drama 2

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