Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

BA ENGLISH LITERATURE AND DRAMA

Key details 

BA ENGLISH LITERATURE AND DRAMA

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
WQ43
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

Assessment

Our BA Literature and Drama modules do not have written exams. The technical theatre skills you're developing will be assessed through tasks such as making a 3D model of a set, designing a costume, or placing mics on a soundstage. Your performance work will be graded, and so will the rehearsals for your end-of-year production, capturing your development in the round. You'll develop renewed enthusiasm for writing academic essays, and express your thinking in a diverse variety of forms, like reviews or personal reflective writing. 

 

Feedback 

You're given constant feedback on your practical work, helping you to deepen your craft as a performer. To prepare for coursework, you'll receive feedback on pieces of 'formative' work from your tutors, e.g. in one-to-one tutorials. Feedback on assessed work will be returned within 20 working days (after it has been carefully marked and moderated). As your first year does not count toward your overall degree result it's the perfect moment to experiment and take risks.  

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Assessment for Year 2

Assessment

You'll continue to be assessed on your practical work in all its forms, whether that's acting, directing, filmmaking, technical theatre, or your collaborative work with an external organisation. You'll also continue to submit coursework for all your literature modules, taking your essay writing to new heights (in projects of around 2500 words) and becoming increasingly daring in your work. While essay writing remains the cornerstone of your degree, you might also submit podcasts or videos or exhibition plans, or experiment with 'creative criticism', for instance by writing a short story to show off what you've learnt about that form. 

 

Feedback 

Your practical work is constantly enriched by your drama tutors' feedback during rehearsals, and you'll continue to receive advice on 'formative' writing, too, from both your literature and drama tutors.

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Assessment for Year 3

Assessment

If you choose the Drama Production module, your rehearsal and technical work will be continuously assessed by the drama tutor who's leading the whole project, and your final performance will be marked and that mark moderated by an external examiner. If you choose a Drama Project, that will also be assessed and externally moderated. On the literature side, you'll continue to submit 100% written coursework, perfecting the craft of essay writing in more substantial and independently-conceived projects (3500-5000 words). You might also find yourself submitting reflective writing about your performances, scripts, or pieces of creative-critical writing, where you fuse critical with imaginative writing (e.g. assessments in the Drama and Literature module have, in the past, asked you to adapt a non-dramatic text into script to explore the unique nature of theatre as a medium). 

 

Feedback 

As well as constant advice on your practical work as it develops, you'll receive full written feedback on your work in either the Drama Production or Drama Project modules. Written work in your third year continues to be supported by feedback on formative writing. All the feedback you've received on the literature side enables you to graduate with highly developed skills in writing and argument which are hugely valued by employers. 

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

Assessment for Year 1

Assessment

Our BA Literature and Drama modules do not have written exams. The technical theatre skills you're developing will be assessed through tasks such as making a 3D model of a set, designing a costume, or placing mics on a soundstage. Your performance work will be graded, and so will the rehearsals for your end-of-year production, capturing your development in the round. You'll develop renewed enthusiasm for writing academic essays, and express your thinking in a diverse variety of forms, like reviews or personal reflective writing. 

 

Feedback 

You're given constant feedback on your practical work, helping you to deepen your craft as a performer. To prepare for coursework, you'll receive feedback on pieces of 'formative' work from your tutors, e.g. in one-to-one tutorials. Feedback on assessed work will be returned within 20 working days (after it has been carefully marked and moderated). As your first year does not count toward your overall degree result it's the perfect moment to experiment and take risks.  

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Register interest   
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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 their 2nd Year, students must take 40-60 credits from module starting LDCD and 40-60 credits from modules starting LDCL. Students should consult with the Study Abroad Coordinator before choosing Semester Abroad Modules. Students who select either of the Creative Industries Research Internship modules (LDCD5014A/LDCD5015B) must select one of the Creative Industries Research Projects modules (LDCD5019A/LDCD5020B).

Assessment for Year 2

Assessment

You'll continue to be assessed on your practical work in all its forms, whether that's acting, directing, filmmaking, technical theatre, or your collaborative work with an external organisation. You'll also continue to submit coursework for all your literature modules, taking your essay writing to new heights (in projects of around 2500 words) and becoming increasingly daring in your work. While essay writing remains the cornerstone of your degree, you might also submit podcasts or videos or exhibition plans, or experiment with 'creative criticism', for instance by writing a short story to show off what you've learnt about that form. 

 

Feedback 

Your practical work is constantly enriched by your drama tutors' feedback during rehearsals, and you'll continue to receive advice on 'formative' writing, too, from both your literature and drama tutors.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

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 their 3rd Year of study, students must take 30-60 credits from modules starting LDCD and 30-60 credits from modules starting LDCL.Modules in this range are core, which means they have to be passed and are not eligible for compensation.

Assessment for Year 3

Assessment

If you choose the Drama Production module, your rehearsal and technical work will be continuously assessed by the drama tutor who's leading the whole project, and your final performance will be marked and that mark moderated by an external examiner. If you choose a Drama Project, that will also be assessed and externally moderated. On the literature side, you'll continue to submit 100% written coursework, perfecting the craft of essay writing in more substantial and independently-conceived projects (3500-5000 words). You might also find yourself submitting reflective writing about your performances, scripts, or pieces of creative-critical writing, where you fuse critical with imaginative writing (e.g. assessments in the Drama and Literature module have, in the past, asked you to adapt a non-dramatic text into script to explore the unique nature of theatre as a medium). 

 

Feedback 

As well as constant advice on your practical work as it develops, you'll receive full written feedback on your work in either the Drama Production or Drama Project modules. Written work in your third year continues to be supported by feedback on formative writing. All the feedback you've received on the literature side enables you to graduate with highly developed skills in writing and argument which are hugely valued by employers. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

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 an English Literature or BBC including English Literature with an A in the Extended Project

T Levels

No acceptable pathways for 2022 entry.

BTEC

DDM in an Arts/Humanities subject (usually Performing Arts) alongside a grade B in English Literature. BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services or Business Administration not accepted

Scottish highers

AABBB including English Literature

Scottish highers advanced

CCC including English Literature

Irish leaving certificate

2 subjects at H2 and 4 subjects at H3 including English Literature

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3 including 12 credits in English Literature or Theatre Studies at Merit

European Baccalaureate

70% overall including 7 in English Literature

International Baccalaureate

31 points including Higher Level 5 in English

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 have an A-Level or equivalent qualification in English Literature (or English Language and Literature), once you have submitted your UCAS form we may then contact you to ask you to submit a short analysis of a passage of a literary text in support of your application.

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes such as BA English Literature with a Foundation Year 

 

Alternative Entry Requirements

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.

INTO University of East Anglia

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

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 and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.
Course Reference Number: 4479798

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 other course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 4479798

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. 

 

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Course Reference Number: 4479798
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
WQ43
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3
Immerse yourself in the practices of both writing and performance on this interdisciplinary degree. You’ll gain a thorough academic grounding in the major genres of prose poetry and drama, and delve deep into the world of dramatic production, acting and contemporary theatre. Your dramatic training and developing knowledge of stagecraft will be complimented by your study of literature from across centuries, genres and cultures, from established classics to new works being written and published today. Our BA English Literature and Drama is ranked in the top 30 for Drama and Dance by 'The Guardian 2021'.
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