BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Drama

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Overview

UCAS Code:WW94
Course Length:3 Years Full-Time
Start Dates:September 2016, September 2017
Department:Department of English, History & Creative Writing
Location:Edge Hill University
  • Creative Writing at Edge Hill University ranked in the top two in the North West for organisation & management in the National Student Survey 2015;
  • Gain insights into publishing, broadcasting and professional production which will prepare you for a career in the creative industries;
  • Learn to create, collaborate and reflect critically on historical and contemporary theatre practices.

This degree will enable you to explore the boundaries of your own creativity in both writing and drama. You may be an aspiring author who is keen to develop a new appreciation of literature, learn to read as a writer, and live the writer’s life. You may also be a reflective and articulate drama and theatre maker of the future, seeking to balance practical creativity with technique enhancement and theoretical study. The study of poetry, fiction, writing for stage, screen and radio will be complemented by the development of specialist interests in areas such as acting, directing and applied drama. You will develop your own creative writing skills and philosophy of composition while also enhancing your artistic technique and vision in our professional theatre spaces.

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Course in Depth

What will I study?

Year 1 includes an introduction to the art of writing fiction and poetry, giving you the skills you need to start composing short observational poems and a short story. You will learn the basics of writing scripts for radio, discover the art of reading as a writer, and acquire a foundation knowledge of the art of the actor and of staging play texts. You will also develop the practical techniques and skills expected of a reflective drama and theatre practitioner.

In Year 2 you will start to write groups of poems and further your understanding of the art of reading as a poet. You will continue to explore the art of scriptwriting, concentrating on writing for the stage and study the techniques of short fiction. Developing your knowledge and understanding of key practitioners and movements in drama in the modern era, you will also engage with important ideas about the history, politics and culture of modern drama, while continuing to enhance your practical performance skills and theatrical awareness through production work.

Year 3 presents opportunities to experiment in a range of poetic writing styles and concentrate on a longer work of your own. You will continue your study of prose through working on more complex stories or chapters of a novel, as well as turning your attention to writing scripts for film and television. Advancing your knowledge and understanding of contemporary dramatic and theatrical practice, you will explore contemporary theatre ensembles, create your own theatre manifesto, and engage in the making of a drama dissertation project.

How will I study?

Class teaching and learning for Creative Writing modules is centred on the writer’s workshop, where there is a strong emphasis on participation and the creative community.

You will learn the habits of a professional writer, including keeping a writer’s journal, and engage in research and observation, re-drafting and editing, and presenting work to a high standard. Self and peer appraisal are important, as are paired and small group work. All modules are underpinned by a sense of an audience – ranging from a student’s seminar group through electronic and paper publication to performance.

For Performing Arts modules, a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshop classes, production projects, independent ensemble work and personal research will enable you to acquire critical and creative skills which will be of use in a wide range of future careers. Alongside your study programme, you will engage in careers sessions, prepare practice CVs for employment, and be supported by dedicated sessions in personal development planning.

Tutorials and workshops provide an opportunity to study a wide range of plays and to interrogate ideas in the history, theory and practice of drama and theatre. Full-scale production courses provide the opportunity to develop your practical skills and test your knowledge and understanding of live theatre in front of audiences in fully-equipped professional theatre spaces.

How will I be assessed?

Creative Writing modules are assessed by coursework, which includes creative practice, critical practice, essays and reflection on the whole process.

Assessment for Performing Arts modules is through a mixture of practical and written work including essays, portfolios, seminar presentations, workshop performances, full-scale productions and vivas. You will be required to reflect on your learning in each assessment and summarise your development regularly.

Who will be teaching me?

Creative Writing modules will be taught by an enthusiastic team of professional writers whose work has been widely published, broadcast and staged. The programme team publish and/or edit a variety of academic and literary journals, including the Journal of British and Irish Innovative PoetryShort Fiction in Theory and Practice and 21: Journal of Contemporary and Innovative Fiction.

The Performing Arts team work closely together in an acknowledgement of the collaborative nature of performance. The team of academics, professional practitioners and technical staff, together with a range of part-time industry professionals and academic specialists, offer a wide range of learning experiences.

A Great Study Environment

BA (Hons) Creative Writing and DramaAs a Creative Writing student at Edge Hill University, you will have the opportunity to attend workshops and readings with a variety of guest writers at the Arts Centre. Close links have also been established with Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre as well as other poetry venues across Merseyside.

The University hosts the annual Edge Hill Short Story Prize and runs a number of research groups, as well as events, and has recently set up the Edge Hill University Press, which offers students the opportunity of internships working on the editorial team.

Performing Arts students at Edge Hill University enjoy industry-standard teaching and learning facilities. The £7million redeveloped Arts Centre houses the University’s Performing Arts Department in addition to the Rose and Studio Theatres.

The department’s outstanding resources ensure you gain practical experience to a professional standard. Contemporary performance environments include dance studios, black box drama studios, rehearsal rooms, a theatre construction workshop, costume construction workshop, scene dock, theatre design studios, digital sound studio, digital design suite, music technology room, music practice studios, a recital room and an outdoor amphitheatre. The Studio Theatre also functions as a fully-equipped aerial performance space.

The Arts Centre hosts a diverse range of high quality productions and performers, including comedy, dance, drama and music, designed to supplement Performing Arts programmes and entertain both students and the local community.

Modules

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Year 1

DRA1103 Introducing the Art of the Actor: Text, Voice, Chorus (20 credits)

Introducing the Art of the Actor: Text, Voice, Chorus is an introductory practical exploration of the art of the theatre actor in a number of different historical and cultural contexts, ranging from ancient times to the dawn of the modern age of drama. The module provides a creative environment in which your own performance awareness of the art of the actor through theatre history can be developed.

DRA1104 Staging the Play: Text into Action (20 credits)

Staging the Play: Text into Action provides a performance laboratory environment in which you will experience the creation of small-scale practical production projects, transforming play-texts into dramatic action, and culminating in the presentation of performance texts to an audience. You will explore traditional and innovative approaches to rehearsal and theatrical performance, enhance your improvisational, rehearsal and performance techniques, and collaborate as part of a creative group. Through the practice of making theatre, your theoretical understanding of dramatic performance will be broadened and changed and your awareness of the processes that turn text into action will be developed.

WRI1018 Introduction to Poetry (20 credits)

Introduction to Poetry guides you in the art of non-metrical poetry by concentrating upon shorter poems and upon building up techniques of perception, language and effect. This will be done in combination with the reading of poetry with the aim of integrating reading as a poet into an on-going practice of reflection. Emphasis will be placed upon journal writing and workshop practice.

WRI1019 Introduction to Fiction (20 credits)

Introduction to Fiction outlines the art of fiction by concentrating on shorter pieces, often referred to as ‘microfiction’. The module also builds up techniques of perception, language and effect, in combination with the reading of fiction, with the aim of integrating reading as a fiction writer into an on-going practice of reflection. Emphasis will be placed upon journal writing and workshop practice.

WRI1020 Introduction to Scriptwriting (20 credits)

Introduction to Scriptwriting covers some of the essential elements of dramatic scriptwriting. These include characterisation, writing dialogue, scenes and beats, monologues, conflict and structure. The module will explore the concept of story in different mediums (theatre/film/television/radio) but will focus in particular on radio drama. You will gain an understanding of the specific demands of learning how to write effectively for radio.

You will select one of the following modules:

DRA1101 Drama, Theatre and the Idea of the Play: Concepts, Cultures, Contexts (20 credits)

Drama, Theatre and the Idea of the Play: Concepts, Cultures, Contexts provides different learning environments in which you will begin your essential theoretical and historical study of drama. You will focus broadly upon the rise of Western European practices but draw on contextual examples and theoretical perspectives from around the world. The module defines fundamental concepts, examines theoretical perspectives and explores diverse practices in the field of drama, subjecting each to critical scrutiny. The module addresses, at an introductory level, the challenge of dramatic theory and its impact on our understanding of practice, seeking preliminary answers to some fundamental questions: What is drama? How did it originate and develop? How does it work? What is it for? Why do we need it? The module focuses especially on the nature and evolution of dramatic form, confronting the range of dramatic genres and styles as they appear in both historical and contemporary examples of the dramatic text.

DRA1106 Drama Technique Workshops 1: Basic Practical Skills Development (20 credits)

Drama Technique Workshops 1: Basic Practical Skills Development enhances your skills as a reflective practitioner in practical workshop environments. The module will focus on the foundation development of your acting technique and theatrical awareness. Integrating practice and theory, the module combines practical exercises with discussion, debate and research based tasks.

Language modules in French, Spanish or Mandarin, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, are available to study as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied instead of either WRI1020 Introduction to Scriptwriting or one of the optional Drama modules above.

Year 2

DRA2102 Modern Theatre Practitioners: Principles, Practices, Purposes (20 credits)

Modern Theatre Practitioners: Principles, Practices, Purposes focuses principally on Western drama to examine the role played by key theatre practitioners in the developmental story of drama in the modern period (from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century). You will explore the ideas, aims, beliefs and strategies of key practitioners and interrogate the principles, practices and purposes at the heart of their work.

DRA2104 The Making of Modern Theatre: Staging Classic Modern Plays (20 credits)

The Making of Modern Theatre: Staging Classic Modern Plays examines approaches to theatre production in the modern era. Focusing on key theatre practitioners in the history of Western modern drama, the module provides the opportunity for you to present work, as part of an ensemble, to an audience where the piece is informed stylistically by your study of modern practitioners’ ideas about acting, training, directing and the art of theatre production.

WRI2023 The Art of Poetry (20 credits)

The Art of Poetry enables you to write in, and experiment with, a variety of styles, to read a range of contemporary and recent poetry, and to relate that reading to an on-going process of reflection that will feedback into a robust and inventive writing practice. Emphasis will be placed upon continuous journaling, intensive reading and workshop participation.

WRI2024 Writing Short Stories (20 credits)

Writing Short Stories explores the nature of the short story form and its specific demands on the writer. You will produce your own short fiction, responding to the diversity of styles and genres adopted by short story authors. You will also be given guidance on potential outlets for your work.

WRI2025 The Art of Scriptwriting (20 credits)

The Art of Scriptwriting explores various strategies towards scriptwriting with a particular emphasis on writing imaginatively for the stage. You will gain an understanding of the central role of the playwright in the theatre making process, be involved in a dramaturgical analysis of a range of scripts, and gain an understanding of how plays are constructed. The module enables you to experience writing collaboratively as well as developing your own personal practice and playwright’s aesthetic. Additionally, you will prepare, pitch, develop and write to format your own original one act play.

You will select one of the following modules:

DRA2101 The Modern Age of Drama: Forms, Movements, Modernity (20 credits)

The Modern Age of Drama: Forms, Movements, Modernity focuses principally on Western drama and examines the development of the idea of the play in the social and historical context of the modern age (from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century). The module also investigates the position and role of drama within the diverse artistic movements arising in the period, and interrogates forms, movements and manifestos in order to find out what the dramatists of the modern era stood for, what purposes they believed the art of the modern theatre served, and what creative processes they went through in making work that spoke to and about modernity. The aim is to focus your critical and theoretical engagement on modern ideas about the play as a form, process and purposeful activity.

DRA2105 Imagining Better Worlds: Theatre, Learning and Development (20 credits)

Imagining Better Worlds: Theatre, Learning and Development examines the histories of performance interventions in local and global contexts and explores critically, using historical and contemporary case studies, the consequences and meanings of those interventions. There will also be opportunities for observation and practical experience of group creative projects. The module provides an essential introduction to creating performances and facilitating workshops in response to the identified needs of a specific community, a particular community grouping. You will experience and interrogate theatre practice in diverse cultural, social and political contexts as you focus on theatre making that takes place in a range of settings.

DRA2106 Drama Technique Workshops 2: Advanced Practical Skills Development (20 credits)

Drama Technique Workshops 2: Advanced Practical Skills Development enables you to enhance your skills as a reflective practitioner in a performance laboratory learning environment. You will focus on the advanced development of your acting technique and theatrical awareness in the context of the drama of the modern period. Integrating practice and theory, the module combines practical exercises with discussion, debate and research based tasks.

If you studied a Language module in Year 1, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of either WRI2025 The Art of Scriptwriting or one of the optional Drama modules above.

Year 3

DRA3102 The Contemporary Ensemble: Theatre Manifestos (20 credits)

The Contemporary Ensemble: Theatre Manifestos examines exemplary theatre companies from the 1960s to the present, exploring different ideas and strategies regarding contemporary ensemble practice. The module is designed to be an inspiring examination of the work of some of the key ensembles in the contemporary field of theatre. You will investigate the aims, principles and styles of performance of these ensembles and apply this insight to form a creative, imaginative vision of contemporary company practice.

PAR3104 Dissertation (20 credits)

Dissertation provides the opportunity for you to undertake an independent investigation of an identified area of interest within relevant fields of current practice. You will identify areas of inquiry according to your own interests and strengths, and negotiate the parameters for independent study with your appointed supervisor. You will apply your research to the creation of a dissertation, which may take the form of a performance, creative, applied or written project.

WRI3021 Poetry and Innovative Form (20 credits)

Poetry and Innovative Form enables you to practice advanced techniques and develop innovative strategies for writing poetry, while reading a range of contemporary works (including emergent forms) and reflecting upon the reading and writing. You will feed the resultant poetics of this writing back into a developed poetic practice. Emphasis will be placed upon autonomous and continuous writing practice and experimentation and the development of a poetics of writing to accompany and fortify this, as well as reading poetry as a fellow-practitioner and developing this work and awareness through workshop participation.

WRI3022 Advanced Fiction (20 credits)

Advanced Fiction provides you with the opportunity to write fiction at an advanced level, with a particular focus on the novel and the short story sequence. Using increasingly complex themes and techniques, you will establish a growing sense of autonomy as a writer, shaped by the reading of fiction and also your own continuous writing practice. You are also encouraged to experiment with form and genre and to consider potential publishing outlets for your work.

WRI3023 The Art of Screenwriting (20 credits)

The Art of Screenwriting focuses on the art of screenwriting for television and film. The module will give you an understanding of character, plot, dialogue, montage and the structure of screenwriting. The module will explore the particular skills required for writing
visually for the screen and the television medium. You will also learn to analyse films and consider a sequence analysis of scripts from the writer’s perspective. Some consideration on getting films produced and the industrial context of film making. The module will culminate in the preparing of outlines, the pitching of film ideas, treatments and writing to format your own industry standard film/television script (between 30-45 minutes long with appropriate additional documentation such as scene-by-scene and episode breakdowns).

You will select one of the following modules:

DRA3101 Researching Contemporary Drama: Theatre and Postmodernity (20 credits)

Researching Contemporary Drama: Theatre and Postmodernity advances your specialised knowledge and understanding of dramatic theory and dramatic practice, with particular emphasis on developments in the art of the theatre from the 1960s onwards. The module is an intellectually challenging exploration of the work of some of the key practitioners and companies in the contemporary field of dramatic theory and practice, tracing some of the paths and directions that theatre is taking today.

DRA3107 On the Road: Enabling Better Worlds (20 credits)

On the Road: Enabling Better Worlds enables you to experience and interrogate interventionist theatre practice in diverse cultural, social and political contexts. Working as part of a group, you will have the opportunity to plan, create and implement a company-based practical project. This will involve all aspects of conceptualising, forming a sustaining an interventionist theatre company. You will generate an original company profile and devise a clear company purpose and intent. From applying for funding, through to project completion and evaluation, you will design and implement placement-based events which explicitly address the needs of an agreed target audience or client group.  Viable creative and administrative structures will also need to be established.

DRA3108 Event Planning and Management (20 credits)

Event Planning and Management enables you to develop key vocational skills and understanding in the areas of event management, project design and business planning. These key themes of the module will be placed in the wider context of arts management and arts funding. You will explore and examine all that is involved in the professional planning and management of events in the field of the performing arts. The module also examines the practical strategies which make creative concepts succeed. You will work through speculative creative ideas and proposals, and consider the ways in which creativity can be facilitated through appropriate and comprehensive planning and management. This will ultimately enable you to put the theory of event planning and management into practice.

PAR3106 Arts and Enterprise (20 credits)

Arts and Enterprise is a theory and practice-based module where you are expected to demonstrate independence in the creation and implementation of an applied performance project. You will utilise skills of an independent practitioner, such as enterprise, pitching for work, project management and the articulation of current arts funding and strategies involved in the planning and delivery of a project. You will devise and deliver projects in a real world context and experience challenges in unfamiliar settings which will enhance your skills in problem solving, negotiation, collective decision making and liaising with client groups.

If you studied Language modules in Years 1 and 2, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 3. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of either WRI3023 The Art of Screenwriting or one of the optional Drama modules above.

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.

Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Entry Criteria

Entry Requirements

The UCAS Tariff system, which allocates points to a range of qualifications in university entry requirements, is changing for students joining programmes from September 2017 onwards.

The entry criteria below are mapped to the current UCAS Tariff for academic year 2016/17 entry and the new UCAS Tariff for academic year 2017/18 entry.

  • 2016/17 Entry – 300 UCAS Tariff points, preferably to include Performing Arts, Drama, Dance or a related subject and A Level English or equivalent;
  • 2017/18 Entry – 120 UCAS Tariff points, preferably to include Performing Arts, Drama, Dance or a related subject and A Level English or equivalent.

Relevant experience will be taken into account and all offers are made on the basis of an audition workshop.

Example Offers

Some typical examples of how you can achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Levels – BBB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) – Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma – successful completion of Diploma to include 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be graded Distinction and 15 credits graded Merit.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Career Prospects

What are my career prospects?

Typical careers for Creative Writing graduates include working in media, education, advertising, publishing, information technology, radio or television, business, and the theatre. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to further study or research in Creative Writing.

Typical careers for Drama graduates include working in the theatre/performance industry, working with professional companies, teaching (further training required), media, community or social work, theatre administration, community arts, and business. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to further study or research in Drama.

How can I enhance my employability?

It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

  • Sandwich Year – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement as part of your programme (usually the third year of a four year degree) and gain highly relevant work experience;
  • Study Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend an additional year (usually the third year of a four year degree) studying or working abroad;
  • Language Learning – you may be able to select language modules in French, Spanish or Mandarin, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as an integral part of your degree (for which you will gain academic credits). Alternatively, it may be possible to select the language modules as additional study.

Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or study abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.

Finance

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for full-time study on this undergraduate degree are £9,000 per annum for UK and EU students and £11,350 per annum for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2016/17.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2016/17, together with details of how to apply for funding, please view our Money Matters 2016/17 guide at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradfinance2016.

Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

Scholarships

ScholarshipsEdge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students. These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

Additional scholarships, which you may qualify to receive, reward outstanding grades and are available to eligible UK and EU students.

To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.

Apply

How to Apply

Apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.com.

Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyucas to find out more about the application process.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Visit Us

If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/bookanopenday.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about all of our events for prospective undergraduate students, including monthly campus tours, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradevents.

Request a Prospectus

If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

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International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email international@edgehill.ac.uk with any queries about overseas study.

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Course Changes

This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented since 1st September 2015.

10th June 2016 - Change of Modules

DRA1101 Drama, Theatre and the Idea of the Play: Concepts, Cultures, Contexts (20 credits) changed from compulsory to optional in Year 1. DRA1103 Introducing the Art of the Actor: Text, Voice, Chorus (20 credits) and DRA1104 Staging the Play: Text into Action (20 credits) changed from optional to compulsory in Year 1.

DRA2101 The Modern Age of Drama: Forms, Movements, Modernity (20 credits) changed from compulsory to optional in Year 2. DRA2102 Modern Theatre Practitioners: Principles, Practices, Purposes (20 credits) and DRA2104 The Making of Modern Theatre: Staging Classic Modern Plays (20 credits) changed from optional to compulsory in Year 2. DRA2103 Modern Rehearsal Strategies: Process Research (20 credits), DRA2107 The Art and Craft of the Playwright (20 credits), DRA2108 The Art of the Actor and Rise of the Director (20 credits), DRA2109 English Renaissance Tragedy: The Theatre of Sweet Violence and Wild Justice (20 credits) and DRA2110 The Dramatic Art of Comedy: Making Purposeful Laughter in the Theatre (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 2.

DRA3101 Researching Contemporary Drama: Theatre and Postmodernity (20 credits) changed from compulsory to optional in Year 3. DRA3102 The Contemporary Ensemble: Theatre Manifestos (20 credits) and PAR3104 Dissertation (20 credits) changed from optional to compulsory in Year 3. DRA3103 Acting and Directing Reconsidered (20 credits), DRA3104 Theatre, Gender and Sexual Politics (20 credits), DRA3105 Theatre of War: Ideological Conflict and Political Commitment in Drama (20 credits), DRA3106 Postcolonial Theatres (20 credits) and PAR3103 Ensemble Production Project (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 3.

9th June 2016 - New Module Added

A Language module is now available as a Year 3 option, providing Language modules were studied in Years 1 and 2.

20th April 2016 - Change of Modules

WRI1018 Introduction to Poetry (20 credits) replaces WRI1010 Introduction to Poetry (20 credits), WRI1019 Introduction to Fiction (20 credits) replaces WRI1011 Introduction to Fiction (20 credits), and WRI1020 Introduction to Scriptwriting (20 credits) replaces WRI1012 Introduction to Scriptwriting (20 credits) in Year 1.

WRI2023 The Art of Poetry (20 credits) replaces WRI2010 The Art of Poetry (20 credits), WRI2024 Writing Short Stories (20 credits) replaces WRI2011 Writing Short Stories (20 credits), and WRI2025 The Art of Scriptwriting (20 credits) replaces WRI2012 The Art of Scriptwriting (20 credits) in Year 2.

WRI3021 Poetry and Innovative Form (20 credits) replaces WRI3010 Poetry and Innovative Form (20 credits), WRI3022 Advanced Fiction Writing (20 credits) replaces WRI3011 Advanced Fiction Writing (20 credits), and WRI3023 The Art of Screenwriting (20 credits) replaces WRI3012 The Art of Screenwriting (20 credits) in Year 3.