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Drama BA(Hons)
Drama BA(Hons)

Drama BA(Hons)

  • ID:UH440082
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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Fees (GBP)

* placement year fee

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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  • IELTS 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in any element or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Other Requirement

  • 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.

Course Information

  • Perhaps you love going to the theatre and you have a natural ability to perform and entertain. You also have a desire to investigate and understand how performance works in all its various settings. You want to get behind the scenes to know more about what goes into making a performance successful. You might even have ideas for a script that you want to develop. We’ll look at drama, theatre and performance from every angle, investigating and analysing the subject to help you go on to be successful in your chosen field.

Why Drama

  • QS World University Subject Rankings 2019 ranked the University of Huddersfield 25th in the world for 'Performing Arts'.
  • 97% student satisfaction ranking us 2nd in the country (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.
  • You'll investigate everything from contemporary theatre to historical performance practice.
  • The Drama building is a hive of activity, where rehearsals, performance, discussion and research takes place and helps you create new ideas and collaborations.

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Year 1
Core modules:

  •  Creative Devising
  •  Text into Performance

Option modules:

Choose two from a list which may include:

  •  Models and Theories of Performance Practice 1A
  •  Models and Theories of Performance Practice 1B

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2a
  •  Theatre and Performance Making
  •  Specialist Practice

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include:

  •  Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2b

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:

  •  Process and Performance Project
  •  Critical Context: Perspectives on Contemporary Drama, Theatre and Performance

Option modules:

  •  Practice and Research 3

Plus choose one from a list which may include:

  •  Final Year Project
  •  Dissertation
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Drama graduates have gone on to work in the performing arts, award-winning films, television, touring theatre, teaching and running their own performance companies.

A selection of companies that have employed Huddersfield graduates in recent years include BBC One, ITV, Channel 4, Lawrence Batley Theatre, BBC 6 Music, Royal National Theatre and Point Blanc Theatre Company.** Some students have chosen postgraduate study or additional vocational training in specialist areas, whilst a significant number successfully gain teaching qualifications and enter the teaching profession.

*Percentage of graduates from this course who are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates)

**Source: LinkedIn.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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