The Theatre and Creative Writing BA is ideal if you want to learn more about the richness of theatre past and present, while incorporating your passion for creative writing.
On the theatre side of your degree, you’ll develop creative skills in a range of practices such as acting, applied practice, devising/theatre making, digital theatre, musical theatre, physical theatre and writing for performance.
On the creative writing side of the course, you’ll get to explore a number of writing styles including journalism, screenwriting, comedy writing, short stories and the contemporary novel.
You’ll also grow your knowledge through an understanding of the concepts and models used in the practice and study of theatre, together with the themes and techniques used by historic and contemporary authors.
By studying at Brunel you’ll become part of a rich community of creative students, artists and academics and have a variety of opportunities to collaborate through, for example, acting, theatre making, writing and production.
You’ll learn in Brunel’s purpose-built Antonin Artaud Performance Centre (AA), which includes a main theatre, two studio spaces, rehearsal rooms and recording studios.
AA facilities regularly host Arts@Artaud nights showcasing new music, film, creative writing and drama presented by Brunel students.
Established links with the creative industries offer plenty of opportunities to hear from guest speakers and alumni on campus. Off campus, Brunel’s easy access to central London helps to facilitate regular class trips to see West End productions and other events.
For your professional development, the option of a work placement year is an unmissable opportunity to find out where your interests lie and to increase your attractiveness to future employers.
Students from the course have completed placements in a variety of organisations including the London’s Park Theatre, Rose Wisksteed Casting, The Vaults, Unicorn Theatre, Icarus Theatre Company, and the Grieg City Academy.