The modules listed on the website for this programme may 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 Widening Horizons Module.
- The Dramatic Medium
- Theatre Crafts 1
- Theatre Practice
- Performance: Theory, Practice and Critique
- Widening Horizons Module
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 Widening Horizons Module.
Study options may include modules such as:
- Modern Drama: Ibsen to Pinter
- The Dark Comedy
- Popular Performance
- Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama
- British Theatre
Practical options may include modules such as:
- Collaborative Strategies
- Voice and the Actor
- Writing for Performance
Detailed second year BA Drama and Theatre Arts undergraduate modules
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year.
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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 may include modules such as:
- The Creative Industries
- The Director and Directing
- Alexander Technique for Performers
- Performing Hamlet
- Victorian Drama
- Multimedia Beckett
- Playwright’s Theatre
- Tell, Don’t Show: The Theatre of Tim Crouch
- Theatre and Social Crisis
Final year practical options may include modules such as:
- Contemporary Practice
- Applied Theatre
- Theatre Crafts 3
- Production Module
Detailed final year BA Drama and Theatre Arts undergraduate modules