The unique environment of the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts is shaped by a collective of internationally renowned scholars, theatre-makers and creative researchers committed to providing the next generation of artists and critical thinkers with the tools to challenge the status quo and innovate creatively within the cultural, social and political landscapes of the twenty first century.
"Dickens differentiates between the acts of writing and acting, defining both as pleasurable works of invention."
Posted 12 November 2020
AHRC-funded studentships are now available for 2021 entry through the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership
Posted 10 August 2020
Doctoral researcher Lorna French is one of 70 playwrights longlisted for the 2020 prize
Posted 26 July 2020
Lorna French, doctoral researcher in DTA, in conversation with playwright Jennifer Farmer for the National Theatre on Lorraine Hansberry's play Les Blancs.
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We are proud to offer throughout the academic year a series of events, research seminars, and productions closely tied to the department academic and practical work.
One of the best of the established British university drama departments, rated top in the UK for Drama by the Guardian University Guide 2015.