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University of Huddersfield

Drama and English Language

UCAS Code: W401

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including a minimum grade B in two relevant subjects, preferably in Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and in English

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

to include modules in Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and in English

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications preferably including either Higher Level Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies at Grade 6 and Higher Level English at grade 6.

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

UCAS Tariff

120

including a minimum grade B at A Level in two relevant subjects, preferably in Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and in English

100%
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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Drama

English language

**If you want to investigate and understand how performance works, if you enjoy the thrill of live stage performance and love the English language, this course could be for you. Well take a very hands-on approach to give you the chance to get involved in staff and student-led performances, and focus on helping you develop your creativity.**On the course well give you the chance to gain a deep understanding of contemporary approaces to drama, alongside English Language. Recent partners have included Slung Low, IOU Productions and Northern Broadsides. Professor Sir Patrick Stewart, John Britton, Andrew Morrish and Nicols Nez have all visited the department and worked with our students.We want to help you draw on your own creativity to produce intelligent, thoughtful and innovative work. Well encourage you to develop principles and approaches that could carry you through your chosen career and help you reach your full potential.On the English language side of the course, well cover a broad range of topics in English language and linguistics, all with the aim of furthering your understanding and helping you gain useful and transferable skills. Well look at literary and linguistic approaches to texts and interaction to help you build up your analytical and interpretive abilities.In your second year, youll also have the opportunity to take a placement for five weeks, looking at Language in the Workplace. Youll have the chance to see how the language skills youve learnt on the course can be applied to communication in the working environment.

Modules

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

English Language
Core module
Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include:
Approaches to Language Study
History of English
Introduction to Stylistics

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 Language
Core modules:
Language in the Workplace

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Communication across Cultures
Conversation Analysis
Stylistics
Corpus Linguistics
Pragmatics
Field Linguistics
Phonetics and Phonology
Syntax

Year 3 (optional 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 Language
Option modules:
Choose up to three from a list which may include:
Dissertation In English Language and Linguistics
Relations Across Cultures
Translation in Practice
Audiovisual Translation
Language of Humour
Multilingualism
Language and Power
Child Language Acquisition
Face and Politeness
Forensic Phonetics and Forensic Linguistics

At any year of study, one module outside the named degree programme, but offered within the School of Music, Humanities and Media, may be taken as an alternative to any of the option modules listed above where feasible and subject to timetabling restrictions and the approval of your Course Leader.

Assessment methods

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Music and Drama

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

91%
high
Drama
87%
high
English language

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

97%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

English language

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
20%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Drama is a very popular degree subject — in 2015, over 5,000 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, or through your careers service so be prepared to practise your people skills and to make full use of your university facilities. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, audio-visual, set and clothing design and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere — a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once — one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months. And starting salaries are not the best - but nevertheless the large majority of drama graduates going into acting still felt that it was just the job for them regardless of pay.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Drama

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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