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Shakespeare and Creativity

University of Birmingham

12 months
Duration
21240 GBP/year
9810 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

This unique Shakespeare and Creativity programme from University of Birmingham has been designed to create forward-thinking conversations about what Shakespeare is and what Shakespeare can be in today’s world.

Overview

As a student on the only course of its kind in the world, you will study everything from the history of Shakespeare in society, literary criticism and theatre practices; before putting your knowledge in to practice through a newly devised piece of theatre in response to Shakespeare’s work.

This creative and ambitious Shakespeare and Creativity programme from University of Birmingham is ideal for aspiring academics, actors, writers, directors, arts administrators, as well as anyone with a lively interest in Shakespeare. 

You will have the opportunity to study the life and work of Shakespeare and combine it with the thrill of producing new creative work. It brings together academic, theatrical and civic interests in Shakespeare to encourage and challenge you to think about new approaches to Shakespeare in the modern world.

Taught by world renowned Shakespearean experts, you will explore the language and drama of Shakespeare, different approaches to performing Shakespeare and the history of Shakespeare in Society.

Career

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.

The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated  careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.

You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
  • Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
  • Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences, including bespoke events for postgraduates in the College of Arts and Law
  • Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practice as Research, Research in Practice
  • The Shakespeare Ensemble
  • Shakespeare in Society
  • Shakespeare and Theatre Practice
  • History of Shakespeare in Performance
  • Shakespeare’s Bodies of Knowledge

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Round 1: Friday 15 January 
  • Round 2: Friday 9 April 
  • Round 3: Thursday 1 July 

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

We ask that you supply evidence of either:

  • A bachelors degree (2:1) in a relevant field

OR

  • Relevant professional experience.  This should be demonstrated in a portfolio which catalogues and contextualises your work in a relevant field (e.g. catalogue of a recent art installation, actor’s CV, transcript giving indication of professional training, web-based archive of recent work, folio of published poems, etc.)
In your application, you should use your personal statement to indicate your creative potential and reflect on your existing creative work. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21240 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9810 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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