drama

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Drama

UndergraduateBA (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: W400

What you'll study

The programme combines theory – taught through lectures, seminars and interactive learning – with practice, which focuses on creative performance and production skills. You'll be assessed through essays, portfolios, dissertations and presentations, as well as on your solo and ensemble performances. You'll take part in at least one major performance project.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Approaches to Theatre 1

  • Approaches to Theatre 2

  • Dramaturgy and Performance 1

  • Dramaturgy and Performance 2

  • Practical Specialisms 1

  • Practical Specialisms 2

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Theatre Criticism

  • Theatre Practice 1

  • Theatre Practice 2

  • Theatre Methodologies

Optional modules

  • 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

  • Specialist Project

Optional modules

  • Production Practitioner 3

  • Disability Culture and Performance

  • 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

More about this course

Our pioneering programmes scored 100% for satisfaction with teaching (National Student Survey 2017). Combining theory and practice, the BA Drama will help you become the performer, critic, writer, technician or designer you want to be. The variety of optional modules enables you to tailor the course to your own interests and ambitions. You also have the chance to study abroad thanks to our partnerships with universities in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. We have also developed internships in partnership with organisations such as Hull Truck Theatre and Opera North. The foundation year is ideal if you don't have the academic requirements for direct entry onto the degree.

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
Scheduled
Placement
Independent

First year

28%

72%

Second year

23%

77%

Final year

28%

72%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

12%

88%

Second year

10%

90%

Final year

12%

88%

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

2019 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: £14,000

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

Career destinations include acting; playwriting; theatre production, management and direction; television production; arts management; teaching; and working as independent theatre makers.

Our graduates have gone on to work for some of the most prestigious theatres and theatre companies in the world, including the Royal Court Theatre, the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Opera House, and the Bouffes du Nord in Paris. Many have gone into broadcasting, including for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky.

Graduates have also 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 established independent theatre companies.

Many graduates go on to further study, and we expect that some will choose to take advantage of the new MA in Theatre Making at Hull and, ultimately, MPhil/PhD-level study here. Others have chosen PGCE and applied drama courses.