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Theatre Studies and Creative Writing (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The Theatre Studies and Creative Writing (Honours) BA degree offered at the University of Westminster aims to prepare articulate, discerning and critically aware scholars of theatre and performance, and skilled, confident, creative writers.


The Theatre Studies and Creative Writing (Honours) BA degree offered at the University of Westminster will help you develop a deep understanding of key periods, themes, styles and techniques in theatre studies and hone your creative writing skills. The degree will equip you to utilise your learning in both creative and critical forms, whilst developing your general analytical skills and critical thinking, and bringing your written and spoken academic English to a sophisticated level.

You will have the opportunity to examine theatrical, performance and critical texts (in the broadest understanding of the term) of all periods, from the Early Modern to the present day. This examination vitally includes trips to the theatre, to performances and to see creative artists speak about their work. 

You will have the chance to make extensive use of London to enhance your learning environment, by visiting its theatres, performance spaces, galleries, museums, and by taking part in active and vibrant cultural debates. The course takes in a wide range of writers, thinkers and performers, thus allowing students to get a detailed and coherent sense of the fields of theatre and performance studies.


  • Arts administrator
  • Arts producer
  • Arts management
  • Broadcasting
  • Community arts worker
  • Drama therapist
  • Event management
  • Journalism
  • Marketing and sales
  • Postgraduate study (especially in areas of theatre such as performance, writing, dramaturgy)
  • Teaching
  • Television production
  • Venue management and ticketing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Beginnings in Writing
  • Past Theatres, Present Theatres
  • Reading, Interpreting, Reviewing
  • Reflective Writing
  • Westminster Writers Seminar Series
  • Forms of Writing
  • Reflective Writing
  • Special Topic
  • Specific Company/Theatre
  • Theatre and Race
  • Theories, Debates, Interventions
  • London’s Fringe
  • New Writing Festival
  • Renaissance Now
  • Screenwriting
  • Space and Adaptation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • A Levels – BCC, including English or other humanities subject
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points including a minimum of 5 in Higher English
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended/Diploma/Subsidiary – DMM in creative subject/Diploma DM with A Level English or Humanities subject, grade C or above/BC at A level including a humanities subject, plus Merit in Subsidiary Diploma
  • Access to HE Diploma - Humanities: 45 credits at Level 3, with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction
  • GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017).
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points including a minimum of 5 in Higher English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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