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Creative Writing and Theatre BA (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Taught jointly by the Department of English Literature and the Department of Film, Theatre and Television, on this course you will:

  • explore your creative writing in small peer groups
  • examine theatre in its various contexts: as popular entertainment, theoretical discipline and art form
  • have the opportunity to develop your practical theatre skills.

Creative writing and theatre complement each other perfectly. Exploring a breadth of dramatic work and analysing creative choices will support the development of your own creative writing. Optional practical work will enhance your ability to create compelling characters and narratives.

Creative writing

Creative writing allows you to explore your creativity from all angles: creating characters, shaping poems, drawing on your imagination.

Theatre

On your theatre modules, you will analyse and discuss the plays that you love with the opportunity to learn practical skills for your future career.

During your studies at Reading you will:

  • discover how directors, designers, writers and other theatre artists respond to and shape our rapidly changing world
  • explore the histories and techniques of devising, producing, designing and directing
  • learn how theatre works as an expression of real-world issues.

Career

As a creative writing graduate, you will enter the job market with well-developed communication, research and writing skills, together with a high level of cultural literacy and critical sophistication.

Our flexible degrees are designed to develop the skills valued by both creative and commercial industries, providing you with a diverse range of career opportunities following graduation.

To prepare you for the future, an emphasis on professional skills is built into all of our courses. You will graduate with a breadth of knowledge as well as many transferable skills for work in a wider range of sectors.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,320per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB

A level English Literature or a related subject at grade B. Related subjects: English Language & Literature, English Language, Drama & Theatre Studies, Creative Writing.

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University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 102 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    134 70%

    31st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    56th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    81st

    11

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