University of East Anglia

16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
=188 th
World University Rankings 2018
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Scriptwriting and Performance

At UEA, you'll be doing three things: writing plays, reading them, and performing them too. Each of these activities enhances and enriches the other. 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 specific 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 oppositional groups, 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.   **Course Structure** **Year 1** Your first-year module Scriptwriting and Performance sets up a conversation between writing, doing, and thinking, which continues throughout your degree. You’ll experiment with a wealth of new techniques in dramatic writing while also taking advantage of developmental acting exercises. You’ll develop your practical and technical skills further on the Applied Drama and Technical Skills module. You’ll then encounter rich traditions of dramatic writing in the Introduction to World Dramatic Literatures module. You’ll explore another medium in Analysing Film and unite theory and practice in Theatre: Theory and Performance. Your practical work on the stage culminates in the Postwar British Drama module.   **Year 2** In your second year, you’ll extend and refine your scriptwriting skills in the Creative Writing: Scriptwriting modules across the whole year, where you learn how to write for stage/radio and film/television. Alongside this you’ll have an array of opportunities for practical dramatic work. For example, you can take an internship, engage in outreach work, take modules to build your performance skills or take an innovative module on the director, the actor and the script. You can also choose to study journalism or publishing, or choose modules in literary, film or cultural criticism.    **Year 3** By your third year you will have found your voice as a playwright. The keystone of this year is your Creative Writing Dissertation where, with one-to-one support from your supervisor, you’ll produce a substantial drama script. Alongside this you can choose from a range of options, either throwing yourself into the third year Drama Production, pursuing an individual drama project, focusing intensively on dramatic literature (via modules on drama and literature, or contemporary drama and film), broadening out into other literary realms, or studying creative work in the media industries.    **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 (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • 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 £15,300
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • 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 £15,300