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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).
Models and Theories of Performance Practice 1B
Text into Performance
Choose one from a list which may include:
Theatre and Performance Making
Plus one from a list which may include:
Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2a
Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2b
Critical Concepts 1
Year 3 (optional placement year)
Critical Context: Perspectives on Contemporary Drama, Theatre and Performance
Choose one from a list which may include:
Process and Performance Project
Final Year Project
Advanced Critical Practice
Critical Concepts 2
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
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||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 coursehttps://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||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/
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
School of Music, Humanities and Media - Drama 2
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Student Recruitment Team
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