3 year full-time; 4-7 year part-time
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About the course
Creative Writing at Brunel, ranked 11th in UK – Guardian League Tables, May 2016
Brunel University London has a long and successful tradition of offering joint programmes of study. The BA Theatre and Creative Writing (Honours) degree is an engaging and exciting combination providing you with the expertise and experience of both the Theatre and the Creative Writing teaching teams.
As a student on the BA Theatre and Creative Writing (Honours) at Brunel University London you will become part of an energetic, dynamic and creative community of students, artists and academics.
Our programme has been designed for students who aspire to work in today’s diverse theatre industry while also incorporating their knowledge and passion for Creative Writing into their future career.
The BA Theatre and Creative Writing is highly practice focused and you will develop core skills in theatre making and performance in our fully equipped main house and studio theatre while at the same time studying historical, theoretical and critical perspectives.
You will become part of Brunel’s vibrant and creative Department of Arts and Humanities, and join our friendly and welcoming campus community, which is an exciting and stimulating place to live and work in.
BA Theatre and Creative Writing takes full advantage of our proximity to London’s international creative culture and theatre events.
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The course will prepare you for a future in the theatre and creative industries, writing, education, further study and research as well as many other career paths. The Joint Honours BA Theatre and Creative Writing at Brunel will provide you with opportunities to develop:
- Specific creative skills including: acting, airecting, applied drama, physical theatre, digital performance, musical theatre and playwriting.
- A range of creative written styles including journalism, comedy screenwriting, short stories and the contemporary novel.
- Skills in critical thinking, as well as knowledge and understanding of the concepts and models used in the practice and study of theatre; theoretical debates arising from theatre as a live event; and current issues around the creative importance of theatre production.
- Knowledge and understanding of writing as a profession and the specifics of the industry, through the guidance of experienced staff and practising writers of international standing.
- Opportunities for career-focused work experience.
- Skills for life and work including leadership, independent thinking, working with a team, research and presentation skills.
- Creative thinking and solutions focused on the realities of the fast growing UK Creative Economy.