School of English, Drama and Creative Studies

"Welcome to the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies. This is one of the largest schools in the College of Arts and Law, and variety is our watchword. We offer one of the most extensive ranges of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the country. Our research expertise is equally diverse, and we welcome students and researchers from all over the world."
Professor Tom Lockwood, Head of School

Postgraduate study

We encourage creative thinking at Masters and Doctoral levels, via different modes of study.

Research

Links to research centres, department research and our latest research awards.

News

10 July 2020

New publications by Dr Rose Whyman

Dr Rose Whyman has just published a translation of Biomechanics for Instructors by N.A. Bernstein, and a chapter in The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Women on Stage

09 July 2020

The Show Must Go On

Second year Drama and Theatre Arts international student Misha recently completed her exciting Virtual Experience Arts Internship with BE Festival.

29 June 2020

Harold Pinter online database launched

Dr Catriona Fallow, part of the research team of the AHRC funded Harold Pinter: Histories and Legacies project, are pleased to announce the launch of an extensive online database.

25 June 2020

Beyonce and Shakespeare - you can't go wrong

Charlie Bannocks (MA Shakespeare and Creativity) shares her love of A Midsummer Night's Dream - from her own experience of directing productions in Russia to puppets.

19 June 2020

Bringing Shakespeare to life online

This year the Shakespeare Institute has moved its annual Play Reading Marathon online. Dr Martin Wiggins discusses the benefits of going global.

19 June 2020

Keeping Shakespeare alive through puppets

As part of her dissertation, MA Shakespeare and Creativity student, Charlotte Bannocks, has been working hard to make Shakespeare accessible to family audiences by creating three short films, using puppets.

16 June 2020

Drama recommends

Reading and watching recommendations from the University of Birmingham Department of Drama and Theatre Arts.

15 June 2020

The Know Show: New York, New York: Modern American Poetry

Rona Cran discusses various aspects of the poetry of New York City, including friendship, resistance and space, and how New York's poetry has evolved over time in light of social and economic changes in the city.

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