=200 th
World University Rankings 2021
101–200 th
Impact Rankings 2021
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Drama and Creative Writing - University of East Anglia

**About This Course** This unique degree unites UEA’s strengths in creative writing and in drama to immerse you in all aspects of the reading, writing and staging of plays. You will study creative writing for theatre, cinema, television and radio – while exploring the practice, criticism and history of dramatic literature and performance. Your writing will be enriched by an awareness of theatrical and literary traditions from around the globe. Alongside your modules in scriptwriting, you’ll take applied drama modules and you’ll have full access to our professionally equipped 200-seat Drama Studio. This firm grounding in acting, directing, and all other aspects of practical stagecraft will enable you to graduate as a scriptwriter with an instinctive feel for the world of theatre and performing arts. **Overview** At UEA, you’ll be doing three things: writing plays and screenplays, reading them, and performing them too. Each of these activities enhances and enriches the others. Your writing is improved by mastering the ins-and-outs of theatrical performance, while you become better able to analyse dramatic language by writing it yourself. You’ll develop a better understanding of yourself as a writer by mastering the best of traditional and contemporary drama. Our scriptwriting masterclasses will develop your writing skills. You’ll discover the formats, conventions and techniques of scriptwriting for different forms. You’ll learn by writing scenes and short scripts, offering critiques of each other’s work, and by working closely with other drama students. Throughout your degree you will gain hands-on experience by participating in production and practical project work. You’ll have the keys to our professionally equipped 200-seat Drama Studio, giving you the chance to control everything in your own productions. You’ll also have access to performance and placement opportunities, including a creative industries internship in your second year, which involves a work placement in a drama-producing organisation or environment. You’ll encounter an astonishing array of drama and a wealth of performance styles, from naturalism to non-Western traditions. You’ll engage with major theoretical and directorial approaches, from Aristotle to Artaud, from Stanislavsky to physical theatre. And you can examine the use of theatre and performance – by the state, by political activists and by theatre and performance practitioners – to solidify or challenge structures of power. You’ll also benefit from our highly regarded student run Minotaur Theatre Company, which gives you the chance to gain additional performance, technical and scriptwriting experience. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,NorwichUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,600