**Theatre at Brunel is ranked 5th in London (The Guardian 2018)**.
**Creative Writing at Brunel is ranked 8th in the UK and 2nd in London (The Guardian 2018).**
**Theatre at Brunel is ranked 45th in UK and 10th in London (The Compete University Guide, 2019).**
**Creative Writing at Brunel is ranked 11th in UK and 1st in London (The Complete University Guide, 2019).**
Theatre courses at Brunel are for those looking to work in today's vibrant and diverse cultural industries and educational and community contexts. Our degrees in Theatre will equip you with specialist creative skills in range of performance genres. They will also ground you academically in history and theory. Providing the perfect balance between theory and practice, you'll be taught by experts in our purpose-built Antonin Artaud Performance Centre. At the same time you'll acquire fundamental transferable life skills, such as collaboration, negotiation, teamwork, leadership skills, presentation skills, problem-solving and project management – essential to just about every professional environment you can imagine.
Studying theatre with us means joining a wonderfully rich community of students, artists and academics. A unique feature of our Theatre BA is the support you'll receive through your personal tutor, alongside seminar discussions and small group teaching. This approach facilitates communication and collaboration. You'll develop your competence and confidence as well as your analytical and study skills. We emphasise practical routes into careers in the creative industries, education or in wider research. Our staff are industry specialists who will support you when you graduate. You'll learn in our purpose-built Antonin Artaud Performance Centre with its main theatre and two studio theatres plus rehearsal and recording studios. We host regular [email protected] nights, showcasing new music, film, creative writing and drama presented by students from across Brunel.
Production budgeting, designing for specific audiences, working in the community and CV writing all form part of your third-year studies and will help you get ready for work. This is also when you will undertake work experience, preparing you for a career in the creative industries. Past students have undertaken work experience at Les Enfants Terribles on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Akram Khan Dance Company, Paines Plough and the National Theatre. Our links with theatres and other businesses mean we can help you find a place to develop your specific interests. Our graduates are working as theatre producers, actors, performers, playwrights, stand-up comedians, casting directors, event managers and community theatre officers for local councils. The options are varied and exciting – we look forward to supporting you on your journey.
Our course covers acting, directing, playwriting, applied practice, physical theatre, digital performance and musical theatre. Studying theatre with us means joining a wonderfully rich community of students, artists and academics who will support you as you bring your talents and aspirations to life in the real world. We teach in our purpose-built, multi-million pound Antonin Artaud Performance Centre, which houses a fully-equipped main theatre and two studio theatres alongside a suite of rehearsal and recording studios. Our theatre also plays host to regular [email protected] nights, showcasing new music, film, creative writing and drama presented by students from across Brunel. It's just part of the vibrant arts scene you'll find on campus. By combining your studies with Creative Writing you'll be part of one of the best creative writing programmes in the UK, consistently appearing in The Guardian's top 10.
**Typical modules in year 1** Perspectives 1: Performance Analysis, Ensemble Production, Intro to Writing Fiction, Intro to Writing Drama Options, Acting: Essential Skills, Applied Drama Practice: an Introduction, Digital Performance 1, Directing 1: Contexts, Theories and Practices, Playwriting 1, Musical Theatre 1, Physical Theatre 1: Between Dance & Theatre, Introduction to Writing Poetry.
**Typical modules in year 2** Perspectives 2, Writing 2, Applied Drama Practice: Project, Physical Theatre 2, Digital Performance 2, Musical Theatre: Histories, Practices & Theories, Performance as Research: Second Year Production Module, Writing Contemporary Poetry, Writing Journalism, Screenwriting, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy.
**Year 3 is an optional placement year.**
**Typical modules year 4** Final Production (practical), Written Dissertation, Creative Writing Special Project, New Writing: Page to Stage, Advanced Musical Theatre.
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Great staff and a mixed, international crowd of students and staff. The union offers plenty of great opportunities to volunteer and join societies that really help you experience new things and meet new people. The campus is really tight so everyone gets on and you’ll make loads of friends. Uxbridge is alright, campus wise, with Liquid and the Union doing most of your nights out and London an hour away on the train if you fancy the big city to do some shopping or the like.
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Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
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Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £14,800
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