Drama and English Literature, BA Hons

Drama and English Literature, BA Hons

This programme will allow you to combine the study of drama with that of English literature. Drama at Greenwich offers a grounding in the history, theory and practice of theatre to enhance students' understanding of contemporary theatre environments and practices. Modules range widely from those that study dramatic literature and history to those that engage with specific performance practices such as applied drama, physical theatre and playwriting. All courses combine theory and practice and provide students with opportunities to develop their performance skills, improve their writing and public speaking, acquire technical expertise, and experiment with new approaches to theatre performance and research. Students engage in theatre-making as writers, technicians, directors and performers throughout the degree.

The English literature component of the programme emphasises literature since 1800, and 'English literature' is interpreted broadly to include drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry, visual art and theatre. The programme looks at the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received.

Drama has its own building with specialist performance and rehearsal spaces as well as technical areas and equipment.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To encourage you to think critically about the study of drama and English literature in relation to your own intellectual and professional interests
  • To further your understanding of literature and performance within social, historical and cultural contexts through practice, research and experience
  • To provide a grounding in English literature from the Renaissance to the present day
  • To advance knowledge of a range of theatre practitioners and specific performance practices.

UCAS code

QW43 G BA/DrEng

Department

Literature, Language & Theatre

Location

Greenwich Campus/The Old Baths, Woolwich

Attendance

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points

OF WHICH 240 points or more should be from A2 or an equivalent qualification

PLUS GCSEs to include English and mathematics at grade C or above.

* Applicants may be invited to interview.

* Entry requirements are subject to change. Please check the website to confirm detailed requirements before making your application.

Assessment

Drama courses are assessed through formal essay, research project, logbook, seminar presentation, practical workshops and theatre productions. English literature courses are assessed through coursework (individual and group projects, presentations, textual analyses, critical reviews, portfolios and essays) and examinations.

Career options

Graduates can find careers in research, teaching, journalism, publishing, the media or arts administration, central or local government, retail or social work. Some also take postgraduate specialist training that can lead into drama-related careers, including positions as actors, stage managers, producers, directors, casting directors and agents. There are also opportunities to teach, or engage in postgraduate study, in drama and related fields.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

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