BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Theatre and Creative Writing

BA (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

Brunel University London has a long and successful tradition of offering joint programmes of study. The BA Theatre and Creative Writing (Honours) degree is an engaging and exciting combination providing you with the expertise and experience of both the Theatre and the Creative Writing teaching teams.

As a student on the BA Theatre and Creative Writing (Honours) at Brunel University London you will become part of an energetic, dynamic and creative community of students, artists and academics.

Our programme has been designed for students who aspire to work in today’s diverse theatre industry while also incorporating their knowledge and passion for Creative Writing into their future career.

The BA Theatre and Creative Writing is highly practice focused and you will develop core skills in theatre making and performance in our fully equipped main house and studio theatre while at the same time studying historical, theoretical and critical perspectives.

You will become part of Brunel’s vibrant and creative Department of Arts and Humanities, and join our friendly and welcoming campus community, which is an exciting and stimulating place to live and work in.

BA Theatre and Creative Writing takes full advantage of our proximity to London’s international creative culture and theatre events.

Programme description

Brunel University London has a long and successful tradition of offering joint programmes of study. The BA Theatre and Creative Writing (Honours) degree is an engaging and exciting combination providing you with the expertise and experience of both the Theatre and the Creative Writing teaching teams.

As a student on the BA Theatre and Creative Writing (Honours) at Brunel University London you will become part of an energetic, dynamic and creative community of students, artists and academics.

Our programme has been designed for students who aspire to work in today’s diverse theatre industry while also incorporating their knowledge and passion for Creative Writing into their future career.

The BA Theatre and Creative Writing is highly practice focused and you will develop core skills in theatre making and performance in our fully equipped main house and studio theatre while at the same time studying historical, theoretical and critical perspectives.

You will become part of Brunel’s vibrant and creative Department of Arts and Humanities, and join our friendly and welcoming campus community, which is an exciting and stimulating place to live and work in.

BA Theatre and Creative Writing takes full advantage of our proximity to London’s international creative culture and theatre events.

Key Modules

Potential graduate destinations include:

  • creative positions within the theatre industry
  • management and administrative positions within the creative industries as a whole
  • community based careers in applied drama practice
  • educational work either in schools or in the growing number of education departments attached to theatres
  • postgraduate study.

Past students have gone on to work as: theatre producers, actors, directors, performers, playwrights, stand - up comedians, casting agents, event managers, arts administrators, community theatre officers for local councils, drama teachers, researchers, animateurs, public relations, drama therapists and academics.

As you can see, there are a wide number of theatre related work opportunities for which this programme would be an excellent first degree.

The subject team also has well established links with theatre venues and companies in London and the UK and you will be able to draw on these relationships in order to undertake the right work placement for you at Level 3.

Module & Subject

The BA consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Level 1

Compulsory

  • Perspectives 1
  • Ensemble Production
  • Introduction to Writing Fiction
  • Introduction to Writing Drama

Optional

Acting: Essential Skills

  • Applied Drama Practice: An Introduction
  • Digital Performance 1
  • Directing 1: Contexts, Theories and Practices
  • Playwriting 1
  • Musical Theatre 1
  • Physical Theatre 1: Between Dance and Theatre
  • Introduction to Writing Poetry

Level 2

Compulsory

  • Perspectives

Optional

In Theatre you can choose from:

  • Acting: Beyond Naturalism
  • Directing 2: Contexts, Theories and Practices
  • Writing 2: Experiments in Language for Performance
  • Applied Drama: Project
  • Physical Theatre 2: Performance and Embodiment
  • Digital Performance 2
  • Musical Theatre: Histories, Practices and Theories
  • Performance as Research: Second Year Production Module

In Creative Writing you can choose from:

  • Writing Contemporary Poetry
  • Writing the Short Story
  • Writing Journalism
  • Screenwriting
  • Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Level 3

Compulsory

  • Final Production
  • Written Dissertation
  • Creative Writing Special Project

Optional

  • Perspectives 3: Battling with Ideas
  • Professional Experience and Development
  • The Canon Re-loaded
  • Advanced Physical Theatre 3
  • New Writing: Page to Stage
  • Advanced Musical Theatre
  • Writing Modern Fiction
  • Writing Comedy
  • Writing Modern Drama
  • Writing Poetry for Performance
     
  • The Creative Industries
  • Psychogeography
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 3 years
Course Fee:  14800.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER