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University of Huddersfield

Drama with Creative Writing

UCAS Code: W4Q3

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

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

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

including modules in a relevant subject, preferably Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and 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 BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma and the demonstration of good critical analytical ability.

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in two relevant subjects, preferably Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and English.

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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

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Drama

English literature

**You have a love of the stage and performing arts, and you also want to explore your own writing. Whether you’re working on a drama or film script, or you’d like to write fiction, non-fiction or poetry, this course combines creative writing with drama to enable you to indulge both interests and develop your writing skills and techniques along the way. You’ll be encouraged to develop your writing across a whole range of creative media, including theatre, film, television and radio as well as fiction and poetry.**

In your creative writing modules, you’ll be working with tutors who are all published and performed writers. They’ll encourage you to get writing and give you useful feedback to help you progress. You’ll have the chance to understand what makes great writing, which could be invaluable in your own work, and help you find a career in a number of professions too.

Why Drama with Creative Writing?
- 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).

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Introduction to Theatre Practices
The ABC of Creative Writing
Writing and Thinking Creatively

Option modules:
Creative Devising
Models and Theories of Performance Practice 1A

Where appropriate, it may be possible for the option modules above to be substituted by one of the options below:
Models and Theories of Performance Practice 1B
Text into Performance

Year 2
Core modules:
Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2a
Writing Beyond the Page

Option modules:
Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2b

Plus one from a list which may include:
Theatre and Performance Making
Specialist Practice

And one from a list which may include:
Writing Short Stories
The Art of Poetry

Year 3 (optional placement year)
Placement Year
Final year

Core modules:
Critical Context: Perspectives on Contemporary Drama, Theatre and Performance
Creative Writing Project

Option modules:
Practice and Research 3

Plus choose one from a list which may include:
Process and Performance Project
Final Year Project
Dissertation

And choose one from a list which may include:
Experiments in Narrative
Liberating Poetic Chaos

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.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
£14,500
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 (ADMUS)

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.

82%
med
Drama
81%
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English literature

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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

91%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

96%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

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Average annual salary
98%
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Employed or in further education
94%
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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
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Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
85%
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.

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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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