drama

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Drama with a Modern Language

Undergraduate                  BA (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: W4R8

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules include three modules in Drama, and two modules in your chosen language. In the first year, you’ll follow either the beginners and improvers, or the advanced pathway depending on your fluency in your chosen language.

Core modules

  • Approaches to Theatre

  • Dramaturgy and Performance

  • Practical Specialisms

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Advanced

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Advanced

Optional modules

  • Free Elective

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Theatre Practice 1

  • Theatre Practice 2

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 3

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 4

Optional modules

  • Theatre Criticism

  • Theatre Methodologies

  • Production Practioner 2

  • Key Elements of Scenography

  • Medieval Theatre

  • Radio Drama

  • Directing

  • Playwriting

  • Staging Musical Theatre

  • Intercultural Shakespeares

  • Performing Democracy

  • Really Serious Theory

  • Free Elective

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Making Performance 1

  • Making Performance 2

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 5

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 6

Optional modules

  • Specialist Project

  • Production Practitioner 3

  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Frivolity

  • Russian Theatre from Gogol to 1940

  • Greek Tragedy

  • Mad, Bad and Dangerous Theatres

  • Digital Performance

  • Lighting for the Stage

  • Beckett in Performance

  • Acting in the Stanislavskian Tradition

  • Contemporary British Drama

  • Free Elective

“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

“I found that Hull really offered a wide variety of different languages, so I thought it’d be perfect for what I wanted to do.”

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“Out of all of the universities I looked at, none of them had anything that compared to the facilities that Hull offered.”

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More about this course

Our pioneering Drama degree is the perfect mix of theory and practice, enabling you to fully develop your talents as a performer, critic, writer, technician or designer. Combine this with the opportunity to learn another language and you’ll graduate with high-level language and intercultural abilities, essential for the global job market. You can choose to study any language from Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Hull offers excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our dedicated team of advisors offer one-to-one support and a partnership scheme which lets you practise your chosen language with native speakers.

Many drama students benefit from the vast amount of extra-curricular activities we have on offer. We indirectly support Z Theatre Company, who tour a number of productions each year to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

At Hull, you'llbe able to take advantage of our excellent facilities including the the Gulbenkian Centre - 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
Scheduled
Placement
Independent

First year

27%

73%

Second year

26%

74%

Final year

24%

76%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

17%

40%

43%

Second year

8%

50%

42%

Final year

12%

57%

31%

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

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.

One-to-one support from our team of language learning advisors in the Shoosmith Language Learning Centre which is open 24/7.

Find out more about our facilities

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualification 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.

  • Applicants should have a GCSE in a foreign language at Grade C or above.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 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

Almost three-quarters of our students go on to work in the creative industries after graduation, some headlining the most prestigious theatres and theatre companies in world, including the Royal Court Theatre, the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Opera House, and the Bouffes du Nord in Paris.

Our graduates also work for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky. while others have established independent theatre companies, often using the opportunities offered by final year production modules as a launching platform.

Some of our graduates go on to further study and professional training. Recent graduates have been offered places at drama schools, including the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, the Bristol Old Vic, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Others have gone on to do MA programmes in subjects as diverse as Text into Performance, Documentary Television, and Arts Journalism, while others have chosen PGCE and applied drama courses.