First year - Drama and Theatre Arts

Compulsory modules

The Dramatic Medium

(20 credits)

This module aims to provide you with a conceptual language with which to examine dramatic works. The main components of the module introduce ideas central to the dramatic medium such as dramatic action, narrative and the nature of character, analyse the main dramatic forms and genres across time, examine theatrical performance in a range of historical contexts and offer an introduction to the major theatre practitioners of the twentieth century.

Theatre Crafts 1

(20 credits)

This module offers a broad introduction to technical theatre, health and safety in the theatre and working on productions and performance events. Over two terms groups spend four weeks being taught and assessed in the areas of lighting, sound, stage management and design by the Drama and Theatre Arts production team.

Theatre Practice

(40 credits)

This module includes aspects of vocal, physical and textual work. Through practical classes across both terms, you will be introduced to key skills for rehearsal/performance, ensemble work and group/individual projects.

Performance: Theory, Practice and Critique

(20 credits)

This module aims to equip you with a basic understanding of the relationship between theatre, culture, performance and ideology. Over the course of the year you will develop the ability to understand different theoretical approaches and will apply these to analyse the work of others and enhance your own practice.

Widening Horizons Module

(20 credits)

A Widening Horizon Module (previously known as a Module Outside the Main Discipline) is a module that can be taken alongside your main degree programme, allowing you to explore a different discipline during your undergraduate studies.