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   

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.

In Year 2 students take 120 credits in total.

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.

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 including Drama/Theatre Studies/English Literature or BBC including Drama/Theatre Studies/English Literature with an A in the Extended Project

BTEC

DDM in an Arts/Humanities subject (usually Performing Arts) accepted. Excludes BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services or Business Administration

Scottish highers

AABBB including Drama, Theatre Studies or English Literature

Scottish highers advanced

CCC including Drama, Theatre Studies or English Literature

Irish leaving certificate

2 subjects at H2, 4 subjects at H3 including Drama, Theatre Studies or English Literature

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3 including an English Literature or Theatre Studies at Merit

European Baccalaureate

75% overall including 70% in an English Literature 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

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)

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

 

 

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 online 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. You'll be asked to prepare a monologue of your choice 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: 1546061

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

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 course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 1546061

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 Institution code for the University of East Anglia is 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: 1546061
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.
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