University of Salford

Drama and Creative Writing University of Salford Degree level: Undergraduate

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This course teaches professional presentation, editing, research, genre specific techniques and contemporary approaches to making performance, such as devising. You will build knowledge and understanding of scriptwriting, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, devising, directing and performance methodologies.

Literature and theatre speak to us about the world we live in; the social and cultural issues that affect our lives. In this course you will have the opportunity to find your own voice and build a strong creative methodology.

Creative writers and performance practitioners need to be skilled in the art of imaginative expression, but they also need to understand how literature and performance works and to learn from what has been done before. You will study writers, performance practitioners and theatre companies who have contributed new perspectives and innovations in form or methodology and apply this learning to your own creative processes.

Working with innovative and enthusiastic lecturers who are also practising writers and theatre-makers, you will be inspired to break new ground as a creative writer or practitioner, whether it be writing for theatre to working with creative graffiti. We encourage you to develop creative independence, to discuss your own work and that of others, and to develop and express a critical understanding of the intentions and achievements of your creative projects.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1:
Year 1 serves as an introduction to the study of drama and creative writing at University level. You will be taught about key critical and theoretical concepts, creative methodologies and techniques across writing and performance and to discuss and reflect critically upon your creative products and processes.

YEAR 2:
In year 2 you will study three core and three option modules. The core modules focus on creative process and on adaptation and for your option modules you select three creative writing modules or one performance and two creative writing modules. You will have the opportunity to work more independently and develop your understanding of the relationship between creative practice and theories of writing culture and performance.

YEAR 3:
In year 3 through three core modules (two Creative Writing and one Drama) and three optional modules (one Creative Writing and two Drama) you will develop your knowledge of texts, practitioners and approaches to practice with a stronger emphasis on the 20th and 21st Centuries. Modules at this level encourage you to develop creative independence, to discuss your own work and that of others, and to develop and express a critical understanding of the intentions and achievements of your creative 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

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Course code WW48
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 104 - 120 points To be obtained from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. Must include a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject.
A level 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent. Must include Grade C or above in a Humanities subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject.
General Studies accepted alongside 2 other A Levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM UCAS Points Tariff 104-120 .
Access to HE Diploma 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points to include specific subjects :-
English and /or Performance/Drama (Performing Arts/Theatre Studies) Creative Writing & Media
Scottish Higher 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points.
Must include English and/or Performance/Drama (Performing Arts/Theatre Studies)
AS AS Levels are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points in a Humanities based subject
Extended Project Extended Project Qualifications are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 - 31 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points.

Must include English and/or Performance/Drama (Performing Arts/Theatre Studies)
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points in combination with other Level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points.

Must include English and/or Performance/Drama (Performing Arts/Theatre Studies),
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points


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University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WT


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0300 555 5030

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Friday 5 July to Wednesday 14 August 9am until 5pm (except Fridays 10 am until 4pm), Thursday 15 August 7am to 7pm, Friday 16 August 8am to 6pm, Saturday 17 August 9am to 5pm, Sunday 18 August Closed, Monday 19 August 9am to 5pm (and from this date on, except for Fridays 10an to 4pm).


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