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Brunel University

Theatre and Creative Writing

The School of Arts has a long and successful tradition of offering joint programmes of study. Together these elements provide a rich and exciting combination where you will draw upon the expertise and experience of both the Theatre and Creative Writing teaching teams. Brunel University’s BA Theatre and Creative Writing Honours degree has been designed for students who aspire to work in today’s vibrant and diverse creative industries. The Theatre component of the degree is taught in the purpose-built Antonin Artaud Centre which houses a fully equipped main theatre and studio theatre as well as a suite of rehearsal and recording studios.
Duration 3 years full time; 4 1/2 part time.
Level BA Combined Hons
Cost Fees for 2012/13 entry: Home/EU students: £9,000 full-time, £6,750 part-time. International students: £11,330 full-time. Brunel is introducing over 1000 new scholarships for 2012, meaning that one in three applicants who join Brunel next year will receive financial support from the University.
The course will give you knowledge and understanding of: the concepts and models used in the practice and study of theatre; the theoretical debates arising from theatre as a live medium in the context of its heritage and history; the creative significance of theatre production and the business and marketing of theatre performance. You will be offered a range of opportunities to develop the practical skills you need to execute an artistic production process using one or more of the core skills of writing, directing, acting, devising, applied drama or digital practice. You will work independently and with others in developing ideas, investigating issues and solving problems and will deploy the interpersonal and self-management skills necessary to organise working practice with a group of people to produce a theatre performance and/or an applied drama project.
GCE A-level BBB including Grade B in English and grade B in Theatre Studies, Drama or Performing Arts (General Studies/Critical Thinking accepted as third A-level). Irish Leaving Certificate ABBBB. Scottish Advanced Highers BBB. Advanced Diploma Progession Diploma. Grade B in Creative and Media or Public Services, including A-level English at Grade B for Additional and Specialist Learning. Extended project in a related subject preferred. IBDP 32 points including HL English grade 6. Applicants will also be required to demonstrate an interest in Theatre. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD in a related subject. Access Pass in Drama including at least 80% of units with Merit or Distinction. For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English and Maths (please note that these must have been gained by the time you submit your UCAS application).
Typical Modules: Level 1: Perspectives 1, Studying the Arts (compulsory) Histories 1 (pre-20th Century) Ensemble Production, Plus two from: Acting: Essential Skills, Applied Drama Practice: an Introduction, Devising: Dramatic Adaptation, Digital Performance 1, Director’s Theatre, Playwriting 1. Level 2: Perspectives 2, Histories 2 (20th Century up to the present) Plus any of the following: Acting : Beyond Naturalism, Directing in Context, Playwriting 2, Applied Drama Practice: Project, Devising: Filling the Empty Space, Digital Performance 2. Level 3 Core: You may undertake a written dissertation in either of your chosen subjects. Practical dissertations in Theatre are offered to Single Honours students only. Written Dissertation. Level 3 Options: Perspectives 3: Battling with Ideas, Drama Placement and Professional Development, The Canon Reloaded, Experiential Theatre and Embodied Practice, New Writing for Theatre, Independent Study, Summer Production.
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Institution Brunel University
School of Arts

Tel: +44 (0)1895 267104
Department: School of Arts
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