Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Drama and Film Studies

UndergraduateBA (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: WP43

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Approaches to Theatre 1

  • Practical Specialisms 1

  • The Craft of Filmmaking

  • Approaches to Theatre 2

  • Dramaturgy and Performance

  • Writing Criticism

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Theatre Practice 1

  • The Art of Storytelling

  • Theatre Practice 2

  • Television Production and Analysis

Optional modules

  • Screening Genders

  • American Alternative Cinema

  • Production Practioner 2

  • Key Elements of Scenography

  • Medieval Theatre

  • Radio Drama

  • Directing

  • Playwriting

  • Staging Musical Theatre

  • Representing Reality, Disclosing Truth and Capturing the Everyday

  • Landmarks of World Cinema

  • American Animation History

  • Intercultural Shakespeares

  • Performing Democracy

  • Really Serious Theory

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Specialist Project (Drama)

  • Dissertation (Film)

Optional modules

  • Making Performance 1

  • East Asian Cinema

  • History of Hollywood Horror

  • Is Television History?

  • Production Practitioner 3

  • Disability Culture and Performance

  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Frivolity

  • Russian Theatre from Gogol to 1940

  • Making Performance 2

  • Screen Production Project

  • Disney Studies

  • Global Nightmares

  • Mad, Bad and Dangerous Theatres

  • Digital Performance

  • Lighting for the Stage

  • Beckett in Performance

  • Acting in the Stanislavskian Tradition

  • Contemporary British Drama

“Hearing how passionate the lecturers were about helping you achieve your potential made me realise Hull was the place I wanted to do my degree.”

Lauren Cloke

More about this course

By choosing Drama and Film Studies at Hull, you’ll gain unique hands-on experience. Your learning is combined through practical and theoretical work, and our wide range of modules gives you the chance to design your studies around your interests.

You’ll benefit from studying in some of the best facilities in the country. The Gulbenkian Centre is a hub of activity for Drama students. A Grade ll listed building, it features a theatre, studios and workshop spaces. This is your home when studying drama at Hull. Working collaboratively with staff throughout your course, the aim is for you to take over this space, with students ultimately becoming responsible for every element of a production process. You'll also enjoy our new facilities – like Middleton Hall, where we've invested £9.5 million to create a world-class concert venue, music theatre and cinema, with industry-standard recording facilities.  

Teaching and Learning

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Where you'll study

Hull Campus

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Ranked first for overall satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey, with a perfect 100% rating.

Fantastic facilities include Middleton Hall, now a world-class cultural venue after a £9.5 million investment, and the Gulbenkian Centre.

Strong links with local and regional organisations including Hull Truck Theatre, Opera North, New Diorama and Out of Joint.

Discover your strengths and passions in lighting, costume design, set design, stage management, acting and directing.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with minimum of 45 credits at merit.

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

The career opportunities opened up by our degrees are as diverse and exciting as the topics of study. Previous graduate destinations include: production assistant; film producer, television director; teaching; publishing assistant; arts administrator; arts project management; performer; playwright; costume design; sound design; lighting design; and journalism – to name just a few.

Our drama graduates have also been offered places at drama schools including the American Academy of Dramatics in New York, the Bristol Old Vic, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Graduates can also continue their studies at Hull, taking advantage of our MA courses, or our research degrees in drama and film