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Creative Writing and Drama BA (Hons)

University of Winchester

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UCAS CODE: WW48

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

- Develop your creativity in both writing and drama and explore how your own writing might impact performance in a vibrant theatrical industry- Move progressively through a structured series of writing assignments and exercises, enhanced by a workshop environment- Choose from an extensive range of cutting-edge optional modules to enable you to follow your interests and career aspirations- Creative Writing and Drama at Winchester both achieved more than 90% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2017 National Student SurveyAre you an aspiring author longing to see your characters come to life in costume and make-up? If you are passionate about writing and drama, our Creative Writing and Drama degree offers a rich learning adventure, based on practical experiences.Our workshops encourage you to evolve as writers in new and individual ways, and explore the words that have shaped our world in wider literary and cultural contexts.The Drama element to the course complements these literary explorations and allows you to develop your creative and practical skills through real-life experience in the theatre or community.There is a contemporary focus to the course but you review the histories and traditions of theatre and performance and question how they infuse modern theatre. You are encouraged to think critically to inform your theatre-making skills and explore the extent to which drama is a tool for social change.In Year 1, you write in different media, genres and styles through modules that include Fictional Writing and Scriptwriting. You also explore the historic context of theatre productions and the political underpinning of texts and practices.In Year 2, you choose from a fascinating and varied spectrum of optional modules including, Fiction for Children and Theatre as Cultural Action. You also make the most of opportunities to work collaboratively with fellow students and professionals on a production project and a professional placement.In the final year, you investigate the relationships between writing and other spheres such as publishing, producing, community audiences, and teaching. Inspiring optional modules include Creative Entrepreneurship and Production - ideal for those planning to go freelance or run their own business - Experimental Writing and Writing for Radio. The final chapter of the course is an extended independent project.Our graduates are forward-thinking, team-playing, articulate and creative communicators. After three years of study, they start out in careers as playwrights in the theatre industry, or become professional writers. They also work in publishing, advertising, marketing, community settings or education.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 96 - 112

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

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University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 102 3

    25th out of 53 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    120 63%

    69th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45 45%

    87th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    64th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    113 67%

    26th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    12th

    19

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