Drama with Creative Writing BA (Hons)

The University of Winchester

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Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 14-SEP-20
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    5 (Drama, Dance & Cinematics)
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

- Develop your creativity in both drama and writing and explore how your texts might impact performance in the theatrical industry- Move progressively through a structured series of writing assignments and exercises, enhanced by a workshop environment- Choose from an extensive range of optional modules which enable you to follow your interests and career aspirations- Benefit from our excellent working partnerships with local venues, festivals and theatre companiesWould you like to explore your own creative world through performance and writing, and bring your characters striding confidently from the page to the footlights? If that’s a resounding ‘Yes!’ then our Drama with Creative Writing degree offers you the chance to do just that, in a rich combination of critical theory and practical workshops.Drama with Creative Writing at Winchester allows you to extend your understanding of how to create texts while further considering how those skills might form part of a performance process leading to a variety of interdisciplinary outcomes or productions.The Drama elements of the programme have a contemporary focus but you review the histories and traditions of theatre and performance and question what is meant by these in the 21st-century. You are encouraged to think critically to inform theatre-making skills and explore the extent to which drama is a tool for social change.You enhance your writing skills at your own pace and in your own way, all the while demonstrating how your work relates to the wider realms of literary and cultural context. In the Creative Writing modules, you move progressively through a structured series of writing assignments and exercises, enhanced by a workshop environment that forms a critical understanding of your own writing and the writing of others.In Year 1, you investigate the history of drama, the context in which dramatic production has taken place, the practical aspects of theatre-making, the intriguing political underpinning of texts and practices, and the ways in which texts and performances are viewed and interpreted.You extend your practical and critical skills in Year 2, and construct your own creative experience from a wide range of programme specific modules, including C20th Ghosts, Puppetry and Object Manipulation and Immersive Performance.Year 3 provides you with the opportunity to look at the relationships between writing and other spheres including publishing, producing, community audiences, writing and teaching. Innovative optional modules include Creative Entrepreneurship and Production, and Theatre Stories or group-focused courses where you can experience the buzz of working alongside like-minded others in collaborative drama and writing projects. You also explore an area of your own interest in-depth, in an extended independent project.You gain fantastic transferable skills, such as presentation delivery, confidence, communication, teamwork, intellectual analysis, critical thinking and articulate expression. These abilities are valued in a variety of employment contexts including the theatre, the creative industries and education.Our graduates go on to performance and play-writing careers, become professional writers or follow careers in publishing, advertising, marketing or teaching.

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A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The University of Winchester's passion is to help students reach their full potential and make a difference in the world. Winchester is considered one of the best places to live in the UK and the campus is just a 10-minute walk from the city centre. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate study on a range of subjects within the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, law, sport, education, and health and social care.


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