This popular degree is aimed at students who have a keen interest in both contemporary performance and the related area of English literature. You will have the opportunity to study contemporary performance and English literature at a high level whilst developing an informed understanding of current debates in the subject.Entry RequirementsUCAS Tariff - 320 points, from:GCE A and AS-level Tariff points typically from 3 A-levels together with either 1 AS-level or Extended Project Qualification (typical offer BBC, including Grade B in English and in Theatre Studies, Drama or Performing Arts, plus a C in either an AS or EPQ). General Studies/Critical Thinking accepted.Irish Tariff points from 5 subjects.Scottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers plus 1 Higher.Advanced Diploma Tariff points in Creative and Media or Public Services, including A-level English at Grade B for Additional and Specialist Learning. Extended project in a related subject preferred.BTEC ND DDM in a related subject.IB Diploma 32 points.
For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English.
Access and mature students are considered on an individual basis.Course AimsThis popular degree is aimed at students who have a keen interest in both contemporary performance and the related area of English literature. You will have the opportunity to study contemporary performance and English literature at a high level whilst developing an informed understanding of current debates in the subject. Widely different tastes and innovative approaches are positively encouraged.Course ContentStudents can select equal numbers of modules from both drama and English topics or opt to major in one of these areas as the degree progresses. Drama
The Drama degree specialises in contemporary performance and you will undertake a rigorous investigation of a range of approaches and perspectives.
As a Joint Honours student you will concentrate on Drama as a theory-based study rather than an exploration and study of practice. However, there are a limited number of practical modules available to you, including Performance Elements 1, Community Project, Digital Performance, and Placement. EnglishThis course is designed to develop your ability to read texts in increasingly complex and diverse ways. You will explore literature by looking at its structures and forms as well as the varying contexts in which it is produced and read. Students examine the relations between writer, text and reader and interrogate the ways in which contexts shape and affect interpretation of varieties of texts. Choice
There are opportunities for specialisation through a wide range of options which you may select according to your own particular tastes and interests, be they in contemporary poetry, contemporary performance, fiction, in literatures of the past or in literatures from cultures remote from our own. Teaching and LearningDramaAs a Joint Honours student you will concentrate on Drama as a theory-based study rather than an exploration and study of practice. However, there are a limited number of practical modules available to you, including Performance Elements 1, Community Project, Digital Performance, and Placement. English
English at Brunel offers a wide-ranging and imaginative approach to the study of this popular subject that will allow you either to specialise in areas that particularly fascinate you or to maintain a broad-based degree. We have created a lively syllabus with a fresh approach to studying literature, and you can carry out a final year project on any related topic of your choice - this might even be a major piece of creative writing.
The courses as a whole cover all the major periods of literature from the Renaissance to the most recent publications in poetry, fiction and drama. Our lecturers have a good record of research and publication but, because our own areas of expertise are wide-ranging, we don't promote any single critical approach as the 'right way' of reading literature. Instead we aim to introduce you right from the start to a variety of critical perspectives in preference to a routine chronological survey.
English is particularly good at developing the transferable personal skills that employers prize in graduates. Our courses emphasise imagination, independence of thought and intellectual flexibility. We are concerned both with your acquisition of knowledge and analytical skills and with your ability to manage your own learning and develop your communication skills. AssessmentA combination of coursework, projects, oral presentations, and practical work. CareersOur graduates enter a wide range of media careers; some work in the performance industry, while others go into journalism, advertising, marketing, general management, or arts administration. Some work as teachers or therapists, or progress to postgraduate study.