The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.
In your first year, you will be given a foundation in the core study and practical aspects of the programme, which will form the basis of your studies throughout the rest of your degree. Your study will cover the fundamental aspects of analysing theatre in an academic context and you will be given a strong grounding in rehearsal and performance techniques, as well as being introduced to all areas of theatre design and technology. You will also take a Module Outside Main Discipline.
- The Dramatic Medium
- Theatre Crafts
- Theatre Practice
- Performance: Theory, Practice and Critique
- Module outside the main discipline (MOMD)
Detailed first year BA Drama and Theatre Arts undergraduate modules
Here you will build on the foundation work of the first year and also have opportunities to develop a wide range of practical specialisms and undertake study options. Practical modules are taught by core staff and visiting professional practitioners. Study modules are taught by academic staff who are researching and publishing in that particular field of inquiry. You will take three core modules which cover devising (Theatre Lab), texts in rehearsal (Theatre Praxis) and the study of theatre in its social and political context (The Politics of Performance). For your other three modules you will choose one Study Option and one Practical Intensive, and then take either Theatre Crafts 2, Theatre Arts or a Module Outside Main Discipline.
Study Options will include modules such as:
- The Dark Comedy
- Popular Performance
- Modern Drama: Ibsen to Pinter
- Tragic Acts
- Shakespeare on Screen
Practical Options will include modules such as:
- Collaborative Strategies: Immersive
- Collaborative Strategies: Documentary
- Mask into Text
- Writing for Performance
Detailed second year BA Drama and Theatre Arts undergraduate modules
In your third year the one compulsory module is either an extended essay in drama or a practical project in drama, both involving independent research. Your research and practice are supported by workshops, as well as one-to-one supervision meetings with your appointed supervisor.
For your other modules you select from a menu of practical and study options. As one of your major practical options, you can choose to take part in one of a series of public performances. These productions are directed by experienced members of staff or visiting professional directors and are supported by our full-time production staff and theatre crafts students. They can range from contemporary or historical texts, to devised, site-specific pieces, and theatre in education productions.
Final year Study Options will include modules such as:
- The Creative Industries
- The Director and Directing
- Live Art
- Russian Theatre
- Playwright’s Theatre
- Alexander Technique
- Victorian Drama
- Performing Classic Comedy
Final year Practical Options will include modules such as:
- Performance Project
- Contemporary Practice
- Applied Theatre
- Site Specific
- Production Module
- Theatre Crafts 3
Detailed final year BA Drama and Theatre Arts undergraduate modules