Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

BA DRAMA AND CREATIVE WRITING

Assessment for Year 1

Our BA modules in drama, creative writing and English literature do not have written exams. Each of the modules you take has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Your degree is assessed in two ways: by what you write (submitted coursework) and by your practical work in acting, performance and directing (which is observed and marked). Your writing can take many forms. As a scriptwriter, you’ll submit both portfolios of shorter pieces of original scriptwriting and single, more developed, longer pieces. You’ll also be writing critical essays on drama and literature, and you might venture into pieces of creative criticism too (where your own creative writing embodies the critical ideas you’ve been learning).

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Assessment for Year 2

Our BA modules in drama, creative writing and English literature do not have written exams. Each of the modules you take has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Your degree is assessed in two ways: by what you write (submitted coursework) and by your practical work in acting, performance and directing (which is observed and marked). Your writing can take many forms. As a scriptwriter, you’ll submit both portfolios of shorter pieces of original scriptwriting and single, more developed, longer pieces. You’ll also be writing critical essays on drama and literature, and you might venture into pieces of creative criticism too (where your own creative writing embodies the critical ideas you’ve been learning).

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Assessment for Year 3

Our BA modules in drama, creative writing and English literature do not have written exams. Each of the modules you take has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Your degree is assessed in two ways: by what you write (submitted coursework) and by your practical work in acting, performance and directing (which is observed and marked). Your writing can take many forms. As a scriptwriter, you’ll submit both portfolios of shorter pieces of original scriptwriting and single, more developed, longer pieces. You’ll also be writing critical essays on drama and literature, and you might venture into pieces of creative criticism too (where your own creative writing embodies the critical ideas you’ve been learning).

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Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 1

Our BA modules in drama, creative writing and English literature do not have written exams. Each of the modules you take has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Your degree is assessed in two ways: by what you write (submitted coursework) and by your practical work in acting, performance and directing (which is observed and marked). Your writing can take many forms. As a scriptwriter, you’ll submit both portfolios of shorter pieces of original scriptwriting and single, more developed, longer pieces. You’ll also be writing critical essays on drama and literature, and you might venture into pieces of creative criticism too (where your own creative writing embodies the critical ideas you’ve been learning).

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Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

In Year 2 students take 120 credits in total.

Assessment for Year 2

Our BA modules in drama, creative writing and English literature do not have written exams. Each of the modules you take has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Your degree is assessed in two ways: by what you write (submitted coursework) and by your practical work in acting, performance and directing (which is observed and marked). Your writing can take many forms. As a scriptwriter, you’ll submit both portfolios of shorter pieces of original scriptwriting and single, more developed, longer pieces. You’ll also be writing critical essays on drama and literature, and you might venture into pieces of creative criticism too (where your own creative writing embodies the critical ideas you’ve been learning).

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 3

Our BA modules in drama, creative writing and English literature do not have written exams. Each of the modules you take has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Your degree is assessed in two ways: by what you write (submitted coursework) and by your practical work in acting, performance and directing (which is observed and marked). Your writing can take many forms. As a scriptwriter, you’ll submit both portfolios of shorter pieces of original scriptwriting and single, more developed, longer pieces. You’ll also be writing critical essays on drama and literature, and you might venture into pieces of creative criticism too (where your own creative writing embodies the critical ideas you’ve been learning).

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

BBB or ABC including Drama/Theatre Studies/English Literature related subject or BBC including Drama/Theatre Studies/English Literature related subject with an A in the Extended Project.

BTEC

DDM in an Arts/Humanities subject (usually Performing Arts) accepted. BTEC Public Services and BTEC Business Administration are not accepted.

Scottish highers

AABBB including Drama/Theatre Studies/English Literature related subject.

Scottish highers advanced

CCC including Drama/Theatre Studies/English Literature related subject.

Irish leaving certificate

2 subjects at H2, 4 subjects at H3 including Drama/Theatre Studies/English Literature related subject.

Access course

Humanities & Social Sciences pathway preferred. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3 including an English Literature or Theatre Studies module.

European Baccalaureate

70% with 70% in Drama/Theatre Studies/English Literature related subject.

International Baccalaureate

31 points including Higher Level 5 in English or Theatre Studies

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

 

Additional entry requirements

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes.

Special Entry Requirements

We will request a sample of your creative dramatic writing, which could be a monologue, duologue, a couple of scenes or a short film. In your workshop, we’ll discuss your script with you, giving you a taste of what it would be like to study here.

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA

English for University Study at INTO UEA

Interviews

If your application tells us that you're capable and enlivened by your chosen course, we will invite you to a one-to-one workshop with an academic. This is a chance to meet us, discuss the course and work on a monologue from a play you love, giving you a taste of what it would be like to study Drama here at UEA. Workshops take place on Applicant Days and include opportunities to look around the campus, view accommodation, meet current students, talk to staff members and find out more about what happens here. You'll be asked to bring a monologue that you enjoy so that you can work on it together with an academic. We'll also talk about your current studies, extra-curricular interests and the theatre that excites you.

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 667285

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students (2019 entry)

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 667285

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Course Reference Number: 667285
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
WW84
Entry Requirements
BBB
This unique degree unites UEA’s strengths in creative writing and in drama to immerse you in all aspects of the reading, writing and staging of plays. You will study creative writing for theatre, cinema, television and radio – while exploring the practice, criticism and history of dramatic literature and performance. Your writing will be enriched by an awareness of theatrical and literary traditions from around the globe. Alongside your modules in scriptwriting, you’ll take applied drama modules and you’ll have full access to our professionally equipped 200-seat Drama Studio. This firm grounding in acting, directing, and all other aspects of practical stagecraft will enable you to graduate as a scriptwriter with an instinctive feel for the world of theatre and performing arts.
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