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Theatre and Creative Writing BA
Theatre and Creative Writing BA

Theatre and Creative Writing BA

  • ID:LBIC440104
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£16,335.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£16,335.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£84,060.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirement

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)

  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)

  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)

  • TOEFL: 90 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)

Course Information

The Theatre and Creative Writing BA is ideal if you want learn more about the richness of theatre past and present while incorporating your passion for creative writing.

Within the theatre side of your degree, you’ll develop creative skills in a number of practical ways: acting, directing, applied drama, physical theatre, digital performance, musical theatre and playwriting.

On the creative writing side of the course, you’ll get to explore a number of writing styles including journalism,screenwriting, comedy writing, short stories and the contemporary novel.

You’ll also grow your knowledge through an understanding of the concepts and models used in the practice and study of theatre, together with the themes and techniques used by historic and contemporary authors.

Study at Brunel and you’ll become part a rich community of creative students, artists and academics with a variety of opportunities to collaborate through acting, directing, playwriting and production.

You’ll learn in Brunel’s purpose-built Antonin Artaud Performance Centre (AA), which is rather like being in drama school with its main theatre, two studio spaces, rehearsal rooms and recording studios.

AA facilities regularly host Arts@Artaud nights showcasing new music, film, creative writing and drama presented by Brunel students.

Established links with the creative industries offer plenty of opportunities to hear from guest speakers and alumni on campus. Off campus, Brunel’s easy access to central London helps to facilitate regular class trips to see West End productions and other events.

For your professional development, the option of a work placement year is an unmissable opportunity to find out where your interests lie and to increase your attractiveness to future employers.

Students from the course have completed placements in a variety of organisations including the London’s Park Theatre, Rose Wisksteed Casting, The Vaults, Unicorn Theatre, Icarus Theatre Company, and the Grieg City Academy.

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Year 1

Compulsory

  • DR1615 Perspectives 1: Between Dance and Theatre

Optional

  • DR1609 Ensemble Production

  • DR1601 Acting 1: Essential Skills

  • DR1607 Applied Drama Practice 1: An Introduction

  • DR1612 Physical Theatre 1: Between Dance and Theatre

  • DR1613 Musical Theatre 1

  • DR1616 Theatre Making 1

  • DR1617 Digital & Technical Theatre 1

Year 2

Compulsory

  • DR2608 Perspectives 2

Optional

  • DR2601 Acting 2: Beyond Naturalism

  • DR2613 Writing 2: Experiments in Language for Performance

  • DR2602 Applied Drama 2: Project

  • DR2614 Physical Theatre 2: Performance and Embodiment

  • DR2607 Digital Performance 2

  • DR2612 Musical Theatre 2: Histories, Practices and Theories

  • DR2619 Theatre Making 2

  • EN2603 - Writing Contemporary Poetry

  • EN2017 - Writing the Short Story

  • EN2019 Screenwriting

  • EN2606 - Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy

  • CW2600 - Life Writing

  • EN2603 - Writing Contemporary Poetry

  • EN2017 - Writing the Short Story

  • EN2019 Screenwriting

  • EN2606 - Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy

  • CW2600 - Life Writing

  • DR2601 Acting 2: Beyond Naturalism

  • DR2602 Applied Drama 2: Project

  • DR2607 Digital Performance 2

  • DR2612 Musical Theatre 2: Histories, Practices and Theories

  • DR2613 Writing 2: Experiments in Language for Performance

  • DR2614 Physical Theatre 2: Performance and Embodiment

  • DR2619 Theatre Making 2

Year 3

Compulsory

  • DR3614 Final Production

  • DR3608 Written Dissertation

  • EN3000 Creative Writing Special Project

Optional

  • AH3600 - Psychogeography

  • DR3617 Advanced Physical Theatre 3

  • DR3601 Perspectives 3: Battling with Ideas

  • DR3612 Advanced Musical Theatre 3

  • DR3618 Advanced Acting 3

  • DR3619 Digital Performance and Technology 3

  • DR3620 Anti-Racism and Performance

  • EN3613 - The Creative Industries

  • CW3600 - Writing Film and Television

  • EN3028 - Writing Modern Fiction

  • EN3612 Writing Poetry for Performance

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Professional skills are embedded into the modules through all three levels, such as collaboration, critical reflection verbally and in writing, and engagement with different forms of creative practice.

Production, budgeting, design for specific audiences, working in the community and strong CV writing, are all covered in the final year of the course.

Brunel Theatre BA lecturers have long-established links with many theatre venues and other businesses across the creative industries, and they’re always ready to help you find the right place to grow your specific interests. There are options for a short or year-long work placement to develop your professional profile while on the course.

Students have undertaken work experience at places like The National Theatre, Plaines Plough, Akram Khan Dance Company, Les Enfants Terribles, China Plate, and a host of educational and community organisations.

Graduates of this course have gone on to work as actors/writers in the National Youth Music Theatre, such as Adam Johnson. Some progress onto renowned postgraduate courses like Sam Smithson in the Directing MA at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Your options when leaving us are varied and exciting. Click here to read about inspirational Theatre alumni.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance – Single: 300 GBP per year

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