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Drama and Creative Writing

Entry requirements


104 - 120 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent. Must include Grade C or above in any subject. General Studies accepted.

AS Levels are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

Extended Project Qualifications are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 or above in English required. Grade C/4 or above in Maths preferred but not essential.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-31

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points.

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points in combination with other Level 3 qualifications

BTEC Level 3 National Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Points Tariff 104-120 .

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points.

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

To be obtained from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Drama

Creative writing

Do you want to experience the richness of theatre past and present while incorporating your passion for creative writing? If so, our drama and creative writing degree is the right choice for you. Designed to equip you with the tools and training you need to take the first step in your professional career, you’ll have the opportunity to explore two creative disciplines in one three-year programme.

You’ll learn how to make and perform theatre, as well as creating your own stories, novels, scripts and poetry. Exploring writing and theatre making in all its forms – from performance poetry to experimental productions – you’ll be gaining hands-on industry experience while refining your academic skills. What’s more, as your course progresses, you’ll be given the chance to shape your studies by choosing the modules that most appeal to you, whether they relate to creative graffiti or writing the first chapter of your novel.

While studying creative writing and drama at Salford, you’ll work in cutting edge studio and theatre spaces with the support of experienced theatre makers, writers and technicians. In addition to your regular classes, you’ll also benefit from masterclasses and advice from some of the most exciting theatre companies and practitioners from around the country.

**You will:**
- Learn from award-winning published writers and established theatre practitioners

- Develop and shape your creative processes and find your own unique voice

- Deepen your understanding of scriptwriting, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, devising, directing and performance

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Modules

**Year one**
- Creative Practice: Observation, Imagination and Representation
- Working the Text
- Introduction to Drama
- Theory and Practice
- Performance Workshop I
- Performance Workshop II

**Year two**
- Theatre Industry: Critical Writing and Contemporary Debates
- Theatre Adaptation: Writers and Devisers
Year two optional modules may include:
- Writing Poetry in the 21st Century
- Researching and Planning The Novel
- Literature, Adaptation and the Screen
- Comedy Writing and Performance
- Introduction to Screenwriting
- Introduction to Children's Literature
- Playwriting
- From Salvation to Damnation: Religion, Sex, and Identity in English Drama 1500-1630
- Shakespeare In Performance
- Page to Stage: Drama Texts in Translation
- Theatre and Communities
- Introduction to Theatre Directing
- University Wide Language Programme

**Year three**
- Performance and the Postdramatic
- Final Portfolio
Year three optional modules may include:
- Scriptwriting for TV and Film
- Biography: Tradition and Innovation
- Writing for Performance
- Visual Text
- British Theatre Post-1950
- Shakespeare and the Play of Thought

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The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Drama
93%
high
Creative writing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

Creative writing

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,484
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
40%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Other elementary services occupations
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

Imaginative writing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,316
low
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
33%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
21%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

The jobs market for this subject - which includes creative writing and scriptwriting courses - is not currently one of the strongest, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side. But nevertheless, most graduates get jobs quickly. Graduates often go into careers as authors and writers and are also found in other roles where the ability to write well is prized, such as journalism, translation, teaching and advertising and in web content. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers', having several part-time jobs or commissions at once - although graduates from this subject were a little more likely than many other creative arts graduates to be in conventional full time permanent contracts, so that might be worth bearing in mind.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£13k

£13k

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£13k

£13k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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