Drama BA (Hons)

University of East Anglia (UEA)

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 22nd for Drama, Dance & Cinematics (View subject table)

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    51.0 / 100.0
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    3.98 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: W400

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: ABB including Drama, Theatre Studies or English Literature
SQA Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Advanced Higher: BCC including Drama, Theatre Studies or English Literature. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

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Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £15,300 per year

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The Course


Our professionally-equipped 200-seat Drama Studio will be at the centre of your Drama degree at UEA. You'll have the keys to this amazing space, giving you the chance to control everything in your own productions, from performance and staging, to costume, lighting and sound-design.But your Drama degree doesn't only offer a practical training ground. At UEA, you'll always be reading plays, performing them, and writing about them (and, sometimes, writing them too). These activities enrich one another. At UEA, you’ll encounter an astonishing array of drama and a wealth of performance styles, from naturalism to non-Western traditions. You’ll engage with major theoretical and directorial approaches, from Aristotle to Artaud, from Stanislavsky to physical theatre. And you might examine the use of theatre and performance - by the State, by oppositional groups, by political activists and by theatre and performance practitioners - to solidify or challenge structures of power.Everything you discover will deepen your practical work in the theatre. As you get inside the words of plays in the seminar room, you'll become better able to release their energies in your own performance. Each year, you bring everything that you're learning together in a major practical project, as well as undertaking a wide variety of applied drama work. You’ll have the chance to study on placement with a professional company or venue (which may include TV, radio and film, as well as theatre). This will build not only your experience and confidence, but also your contacts book.You'll also benefit from our highly regarded, student run Minotaur Theatre Company, which gives you the chance to gain valuable additional performance, technical and scriptwriting experience.**Course Structure****Year 1**In your first year you’ll receive the keys to the kingdom – or rather, the Drama Studio. But you have to earn them first, through an intensive induction course in all aspects of safe studio use. This practical focus continues throughout the year with training in lighting, sound, stage management, workshop skills, costume and stage design. You’ll develop your on-stage skills through acting classes, group-work and voice/singing classes. This work will be supplemented by the study of world dramatic literatures, from ancient Greece to the present. This rich mix culminates at the end of the year in performance work with staff and theatre directors.**Year 2**By your second year you’ll be ready to take flight, engaging in practical work in a variety of real-world contexts. This could include schools, hospitals and local theatre companies. You may also take up an internship with a professional venue or company, in the UK or abroad, and focus intensively on your performance or practical skills. You’ll also have the option to explore what it is to direct and act for the camera, with the intention of drawing out the most exciting and edgy filmic performances. Other options allow you to study drama from the traditional repertoire, like Shakespeare, right up to new, cutting-edge contemporary drama, political and feminist theatre, or radio drama. You can also try your hand at scriptwriting, under the supervision of our leading creative writers, or branch out into other literature or writing modules.**Year 3**Your third year brings together all the skills you’ve developed so far, in a major production, centring on a single text. You and your fellow drama, scriptwriting and performance peers will work together on all aspects of the production process, from the earliest planning stages, through rehearsal and publicity, to taking your final bow. You will also engage in an individual project, and may opt to write a dissertation (which might be an extended piece of critical analysis or an origina

Start Dates

  • September 2018 at Main Site

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School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
University of East Anglia (UEA)
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