Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

BA DRAMA

Assessment for Year 1

Our BA Drama modules do not have written exams. Each module has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

You’ll experience two forms of assessment: your practical work in acting, performance and directing will be observed; and you'll produce written pieces of coursework. This coursework can take many forms, ranging from a critical essay to a portfolio of scriptwriting, a reflection on your own practice, or a piece of creative criticism (where your own creative writing embodies the critical ideas you’ve been learning). Modules can involve both kinds of assessment: you might be observed performing and then write reflectively about your own performance. 

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Assessment for Year 2

Our BA Drama modules do not have written exams. Each module has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

You’ll experience two forms of assessment: your practical work in acting, performance and directing will be observed; and you'll produce written pieces of coursework. This coursework can take many forms, ranging from a critical essay to a portfolio of scriptwriting, a reflection on your own practice, or a piece of creative criticism (where your own creative writing embodies the critical ideas you’ve been learning). Modules can involve both kinds of assessment: you might be observed performing and then write reflectively about your own performance. 

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Assessment for Year 3

Our BA Drama modules do not have written exams. Each module has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

You’ll experience two forms of assessment: your practical work in acting, performance and directing will be observed; and you'll produce written pieces of coursework. This coursework can take many forms, ranging from a critical essay to a portfolio of scriptwriting, a reflection on your own practice, or a piece of creative criticism (where your own creative writing embodies the critical ideas you’ve been learning). Modules can involve both kinds of assessment: you might be observed performing and then write reflectively about your own performance. 

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Modules in this range are core, which means they have to be passed and are not eligible for compensation.

Assessment for Year 1

Our BA Drama modules do not have written exams. Each module has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

You’ll experience two forms of assessment: your practical work in acting, performance and directing will be observed; and you'll produce written pieces of coursework. This coursework can take many forms, ranging from a critical essay to a portfolio of scriptwriting, a reflection on your own practice, or a piece of creative criticism (where your own creative writing embodies the critical ideas you’ve been learning). Modules can involve both kinds of assessment: you might be observed performing and then write reflectively about your own performance. 

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.

Modules in this range are core, which means they have to be passed and are not eligible for compensation.

Assessment for Year 2

Our BA Drama modules do not have written exams. Each module has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

You’ll experience two forms of assessment: your practical work in acting, performance and directing will be observed; and you'll produce written pieces of coursework. This coursework can take many forms, ranging from a critical essay to a portfolio of scriptwriting, a reflection on your own practice, or a piece of creative criticism (where your own creative writing embodies the critical ideas you’ve been learning). Modules can involve both kinds of assessment: you might be observed performing and then write reflectively about your own performance. 

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.

Modules in this range are core, which means they have to be passed and are not eligible for compensation.

Assessment for Year 3

Our BA Drama modules do not have written exams. Each module has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

You’ll experience two forms of assessment: your practical work in acting, performance and directing will be observed; and you'll produce written pieces of coursework. This coursework can take many forms, ranging from a critical essay to a portfolio of scriptwriting, a reflection on your own practice, or a piece of creative criticism (where your own creative writing embodies the critical ideas you’ve been learning). Modules can involve both kinds of assessment: you might be observed performing and then write reflectively about your own performance. 

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). Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

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% overall including 70% in an English Literature related subject or Drama and Theatre studies.

International Baccalaureate

31 points including HL 5 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.

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: 667229

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

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: 667229

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. 

Course Reference Number: 667229
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
W400
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3
Offering an exhilarating immersion in all aspects of theatre, this course combines a firm grounding in acting, directing, and practical stagecraft with the thoughtful and inventive study of plays themselves. You’ll master dramatic traditions from across time periods and all around the world, and you'll draw on that knowledge to enrich your own experience in the theatre. Throughout your degree, you'll be supported by UEA's unique combination of academic experts on theatre and performance, as well as practising theatre directors and world-leading scriptwriters. Once you graduate, your degree will open the doors of the theatre world to you – or you might choose to take all the skills you've learnt to any number of careers across the creative industries and beyond.
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