Drama and English BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,000

Overseas: £12,500

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Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

Hull has pioneered Drama for 50 years and has a rich legacy of nurturing talent and creativity. Our graduates, including Equity president Malcolm Sinclair, regularly go on to notable careers in theatre, TV and film. We’re rated in the top four in the North of England for Drama and scored 90% for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2014.

Our exciting Drama and English programme enables you to develop your talents as a performer, critic, writer, technician or designer while acquiring a detailed understanding of writing in English and a sophisticated awareness of the critical debates within theatre craft. From the start of your degree, you will be engaging with dramatic texts, theatre history, modes of criticism and a wide range of performance practices. Our course also offers a wide range of optional modules in Drama and English, allowing you to tailor the degree to your specific career ambitions. You will also have the option of studying overseas – an exciting opportunity to broaden your theoretical knowledge and practical skills of theatre craft as well as your cultural horizons – at a university in Italy, Germany, Cyprus or the Czech Republic.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements may change during Clearing. Please call us on 0330 012 8806 for the latest information.

International students

(language requirements)

If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency. Learn more

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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 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.

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 Drama Art 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.