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  • Objectives
    This course allows you to undertake the specialist study of Drama, Theatre and Performance in tandem with the study of English Literature or Language. You will encounter a stimulating curriculum that offers breadth and depth in its selection of options for study.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Additional requirements for this course are normally one of the following: A minimum of 240 points gained at A level including one A2 pass at C or above in a relevant subject. For BTEC: we require DMM. Every offer will be made individually after consideration of your academic profile, and you must provide evidence of practical interest in Drama.
  • Academic Title
    BA Drama and English
  • Course description
    In Drama you will engage in theatre and performance work that truly integrates practice and theory, and will be fully involved in theatre productions throughout the course. The culture of the department is one of hard work, fun, collaboration, investigation and exploration. You wil be part of a creative community that has its base in the department and extends through the region and beyond, both nationally and internationally. Huddersfield boasts one of the best-resourced Drama departments in Europe with architecturally spectacular and supremely flexible performance spaces, which provide an inspiring working environment. Two of our theatre spaces are venues for nationally touring theatre/performance companies, thus providing a rich diet of cultural experiences. In addition to this we are geographically well-placed to take advantage of the wealth of performance activity available in Leeds, Manchester and the surrounding regions.

    Course Structure

    Foundation Level

    Introduction to Process and Performance
    Introduction to Writing for Performance or
    Introduction to Theatre Technology and Design or
    Introduction to Workshop Practice
    Models and Theories of Performance Practice

    Either Language modules:

    Introduction to Describing English
    Introduction to Stylistics
    English in Context

    or Literature modules:

    Approaches to Literature
    Introduction to Narrative: Literature and Film
    Poetry and Drama

    Intermediate Level

    Drama - possible options include:

    Studies in Process and Performance
    Acting and Performing
    Period Study
    Drama and Communities
    Text in Contemporary Performance
    Writing for Performance
    Directing for Performance
    Theatre Design and Technology
    Workshop Practice
    Playwrights and Methologies
    Stand-up Comedy

    Modules in Language include:

    Child Language
    Conversational Analysis
    Stylistics of Narrative or Poetry or Dramatic texts.

    Modules in Literature include:

    Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory
    Victorian Issues
    20th Century Fiction
    18th Century Literature,
    Renaissance and Revolutions: English Literature 1580-1700

    Honours Level

    Perspectives on Contemporary Performance
    Process and Performance

    Language module choices include:

    Language and Power
    The Language of Humour

    Literature module choices include:

    City Narratives
    Renaissance Drama
    The Rise of the Novel, British Romanticism
    Women´s Writing.

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