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Drama and Literature (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    WQ28

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    44th

    18
  • Subject Ranking

    6th

    (Drama, Dance & Cinematics)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    135

  • Graduate Prospects

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    85

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.59

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    08-OCT-20

Course Summary

Our four-year BA Drama and Literature (including foundation year) will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your academic skills in order to support your academic performance.This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study three academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory academic skills module.From past giants such as Robert Lowell, Ted Berrigan and Ben Okri who have shaped literature as we know it, to prize-winning contemporary writers such as Professors Derek Walcott and Marina Warner, Essex has always attracted people who are at the heart of defining and redefining literature. We're also a community of award-winning playwrights, actors and directors, as well as leading academic specialists; teaching comedy, tragedy, physical theatre, and theatre in education, and we are committed to furthering the cause of human rights through drama.You will study a wide range of dramatic texts, from Ancient Greek times to the present day, and develop an understanding of the principal developments in European Theatre. You also have access to a host of specialist facilities including the Lakeside Theatre - a purpose-built 200-seat venue in the heart of the University campus. As a commercial theatre, we stage productions by leading touring companies and new work written, produced and directed by our own staff and students. You also have access to the the Lakeside Studio - an intimate fully equipped black box theatre. Each year, we invite proposals from current and former Essex students to make work for this space as part of our Homegrown Shows programme.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • UCAS Tariff
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

DDD

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

44th

About this University

The University of Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. It's a close-knit and supportive community that has a powerful global outlook – with almost 15,000 students from more than 140 different countries, students can find the world in once place at Essex.

Address

Colchester Campus

University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park

Colchester

CO4 3SQ

UNITED KINGDOM