University of Hull Drama
University of Hull Drama
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About the course
With Hull being the 2017 UK City of Culture, there could hardly be a better time to study drama here. You’ll be at the heart of a huge cultural celebration, which includes the National Student Drama Festival. We’re investing £9.5 million in brand new facilities – such as Middleton Hall, where we’re creating a world-class concert hall, cinema, and theatre space. These come on top of our existing facilities in the Gulbenkian Centre: a Grade ll listed building featuring a theatre, studios and workshops.
Our pioneering Drama programme combines theory and practice, enabling you to fully develop your talents as a performer, critic, writer, technician or designer. The variety of optional modules enables you to tailor the course to your own interests and ambitions. You also have the chance to study abroad thanks to our partnerships with universities in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. We have also developed internships in partnership with organisations such as Hull Truck Theatre and Opera North. The foundation year is ideal if you don’t have the academic requirements for direct entry onto the degree.
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.
This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.
If your English currently does not reach the University’s required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.
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An impressive 94% of our students are in work or further study within six months of graduating. Career destinations include acting; playwriting; theatre production, management and direction; television production; arts management; teaching; and working as independent theatre makers.
Our graduates have gone on to work for some of the most prestigious theatres and theatre companies in world, including the Royal Court Theatre, the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Opera House, and the Bouffes du Nord in Paris. Many have gone into broadcasting, including for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky.
Graduates have also been offered places at drama schools including the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, the Bristol Old Vic, the London Academy of Music and Drama Art and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Others have established independent theatre companies.
Many graduates go on to further study, and we expect that some will choose to take advantage of the new MA in Theatre Making at Hull and, ultimately, MPhil/PhD-level study here. Others have chosen PGCE and applied drama courses.