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BA Drama and Screen Studies (3 Years)

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  • Objectives
    The course aims to: -produce students capable of independently evaluating and engaging creatively and critically with performance and, as appropriate, being capable of developing technical and artistic skills, critical analysis and argument for themselves (DDP Benchmark p.7); -provide students with a knowledge and understanding and some experience of drama and performance as cultural process and artistic discourse, through the study of theatre and media history, text, dramatic theory and performance practice; -facilitate and support the development of students' learning skills, critical perception and dramatic imagination; -provide students with coherent programmes that reflect the diversity of expertise within, and available to, the Drama Department; -foster independent learning, evaluation and research;to foster a knowledge, understanding and, where appropriate, experience through outreach activities, of the contribution drama can make to the local community; -equip students with the necessary critical tools and relevant practice to begin to make a worthwhile contributions to contemporary theatre, film, television or related fields.
  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements English language: Minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent; eg. NCUK EAP minimum Grade of A with range of 70-79 TOEFL: PBT score of 600; CBT score of 250; TWE score of 5.5; IBT score of 100. A level: Grades AAB-BBB, including English Language or Literature. Two AS-levels of equivalent grade are accepted in place of one A-level. General Studies is welcomed but not normally included as part of the standard offer. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Minimum of grade C in English Language. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: 35-32 points overall, including 6s in three Higher Level subjects; one of these should preferably be English Language or Literature. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic Title
    BA Drama and Screen Studies
  • Course description
    By choosing Drama and Screen Studies you can take advantage of the opportunities offered on the Drama programme, but focus more specifically on the study of film. You take courses on theatre or film history and contextualisation as well as undertaking individual research presentations in your second year and a dissertation at third-year level. Throughout your course you can choose film options from the variety of studies offered and take courses in video-making.

    Course content for year 1
    Please note that the following list is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly.

    Compulsory

    DRAM10011  Intro to Drama Studies

    DRAM10111  Project A

    DRAM10031  Art of Film

    DRAM10052 History & Histrionics

    DRAM10122  Project B

    Optional (Choice of one)

    Faculty Approved Free Choice

    Course content for year 2
    Please note that the following list is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly.

    Compulsory

    DRAM20041 Screen Culture and Society

    DRAM20052 Practitioners in Context

    DRAM21091 Introduction to Film/Video Practice (40 credits)

    Optional:

    DRAM21041 Devising for Performance

    DRAM21051 Theatre as a Learning Medium: Theory and Practice

    DRAM21101 Text in Performance

    DRAM20752 The SInging Actor

    DRAM21052 Devising

    DRAM21072 Storytelling

    DRAM21062 Aspects of Physical Theatre

    Two 20 credit study courses (one from each semester - one must be screen or stage/screen related) - possible courses may include:

    DRAM21001 Expressionism to Epic: German Theatre and Film 1890-1956

    DRAM21021 Theatres of the Middle East

    DRAM20281 Musicals on Stage and Screen

    DRAM20092 Black on Screen

    DRAM21012 Gags, Gaffes and Geeks

    DRAM20942 From Stage to Screen: Theatre Directors in Film

    DRAM20712 A Score is Born: History and Ideology in Hollywood Film Music

    An appropriate 20 credit free-choice unit may be substituted for one of the 20 credit Drama units, subject to approval by the Drama programme committee.

    Course content for year 3
    Please note that the following list is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly.

    Compulsory

    DRAM30990  Dissertation

    Optional: 

    Either: Project course (40 credits) plus two 20 credit study courses (must be in opposite semesters)

    Or: choice of four 20 credit study course units (two in each semesters)

    These units are to be selected from the detailed list of course units which appear in the Drama Programme Handbook (which also gives aims and learning outcomes for each unit) and on the Course Unit database.

    An appropriate 20 credit free-choice unit may be substituted for one of the 20 credit Drama units, subject to approval by the Drama programme committee.

    Career opportunities
    Drama graduates have made successful careers in a wide variety of occupations: in theatre, film and television as directors, producers, actors, writers, etc: in applied theatre, theatre and education, theatre in prisons and probation etc: in journalism and publishing, teaching and research (following postgraduate training or research degrees): in community arts and arts administration, law and business management.

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