Theatre and English

BA (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No
Programme description
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 in English, Theatre and Arts Management.

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


  • Perspectives 1 (Theatre)
  • Ensemble Production (Theatre)
  • Reading Resilience (English)
  • World Literature, World Literacies (English)


  • 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

Level 2


  • Perspectives 2 (Theatre)


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 English you can choose from:

  • Nineteenth Century Novel
  • Shakespeare Text and Performance
  • Modernism
  • Romanticism and Revolution
  • The Women’s Movement: 20th Century Writing and Contemporary Writing
  • Post-Colonial Writing
  • Contemporary British Fiction
  • Genre Fiction

Level 3


You will undertake a substantial practical or written dissertation project in your final year:

  • Final production (practical)
  • Written Dissertation (in either subject)


  • Perspectives 3: Battling with Ideas
  • Professional Experience and Development
  • The Canon Re-loaded
  • Advanced Physical Theatre
  • New Writing: Page to Stage
  • Psychogeography
  • Advanced Musical Theatre


  • The Muslim World in Early Modern English Literature
  • Writing Ireland

  • Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature
  • Post War and Late 20th Century Literature 1945-2001
  • The Long Novel
  • Postcolonial Perspectives
  • Victorian Literature and Culture
  • Jane Austen
  • The Creative Industries
  • Violence
  • Pyschogeography
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)
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
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