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 sixth in the North of England
Drama by The Complete University Guide 2014 and scored 93%* for
satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2013. This exciting
course allows you to study theatre and performance from a variety
of academic and practical perspectives as well as acquiring a
detailed understanding of writing in English and a sophisticated
awareness of the critical debates in the discipline.
You will become familiar with major periods of literary
expression and the principal forms of critical understanding as
well as dramatic texts, theatre history, modes of criticism and a
wide range of performance practices. You have the opportunity to
build the joint degree programme you want through a wide range of
module options from both Drama and English. And you will be taught
by expert staff from both subject areas. You will acquire an
impressive variety of skills, emerging as a highly skilled critic,
performer, writer, designer, technician or director.
In joint degrees, each subject figures equally, with the same
number of modules from each subject. First year students take
performance-orientated practical modules, plus lectures and
seminars on critical approaches to theatre and contemporary and
historical contexts of performance. There are three core English
modules: English Landmark Texts, Introduction to Renaissance
Literature and Introduction to Literary Studies.
Second year students choose options from a range including
everything from acting classes to lighting design, and Greek
Tragedy to Modern British Theatre Companies. In your final year you
develop skills in independent study, you take three options
covering a range of aspects of theatre from different cultures and
periods of theatre history to practical specialisms. The English
aspect of the course allows you to choose your own selection of
modules in the second and third years. The only limitation is that
we require every student to read some pre-1800 and some post-1800
literature. All of this is complemented by a lecture course that
examines acting, directing and scenography.
- Three A levels: 280-320 tariff points
- IB Diploma: 28 points
- BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: DDM
- Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit
International students (language
If your first language is not English, you will be required to
provide acceptable evidence of your English language
From the start of your course, a friendly team of
experienced Careers Advisers, employer liaison and information
staff are here to assist you, whether or not you have any firm
ideas about the next step in your career.
We run an extensive programme of events at our Hull and
Scarborough campuses to develop your career awareness, helping you
to explore opportunities, including employer talks and careers
fairs. We offer one-to-one advice and guidance - a truly personal
service - which supports you and your career plans - and you will
have a named Careers Adviser for your subject.
The Careers Service offers a range of services to assist you to
develop the skills looked for by employers, including skills
workshops, practice interviews and practice ability tests, and have
extensive information, both web-based and in printed format, which
is kept up to date with the latest job and work experience
vacancies, and changes to recruitment processes.
We maintain very close links with graduate employers, both on a
local, regional, national and international level, so we can offer
you the best advice available and work closely with academic
colleagues and student committees to provide specific
opportunities, information and events for your course. Many of our
academic programmes offer you the opportunity to undertake an
internship or work placement.
One of the things that make our Careers Service stand out from
those at other universities is that we continue to offer you
careers services beyond your graduation. Once you have begun
studying at Hull, we are here to guide you at any point of your
studies or subsequent career.
Our Careers Service was one of the first to be accredited
against the new matrix standards. Matrix is the UK quality standard
for advice, information and guidance services.