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Drama (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)
This dynamic course is informed by contemporary methods of performance making, current scholarly thinking, and historical theatrical traditions. You will learn from researchers and guest practitioners, and engage critically and creatively with varied modules which will help you to put performance into context. We will support you to develop your own artistic vision based on your personal interests and aspirations, to grow in confidence showcasing your work.
You will explore techniques that underpin acting and performing for the stage, gain a broad understanding of the history of theatre and performance from Ancient Greece to contemporary performance art, and investigate theatre as a vehicle for social change in politics and education.
Gain real-world experience through placements and internships, get involved in professional performances, and broaden your horizons with theatre trips at home and abroad – all of which will prepare you for a range of careers in the arts industry.
This joint-honours course enables you to inform your studies alongside one of the following subjects.
- Drama studied with Creative Writing enables students to explore creative uses of language.
- Drama and English Literature emphasises both disciplines’ interest in written texts.
- Drama and Arts and Festivals Management combines creative performance with the theory and practice of managing arts industries.
- Drama and Media reflects the importance of media in contemporary performance.
You will study 50 per cent Drama and 50 per cent of your other subject.
Drama and Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons)
Drama and Media BA (Hons)
- 112 points from at least 2 A'levels or
- BTEC Extended Diploma DMM or
- International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points
Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.
- Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above.
We will normally require students have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.
- We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Performance in Context: History and Analysis
- Acting and Performing
- Performance in Context: Culture and Theory
- You will take the above module and choose from:
- Curve Company 1
- Popular Performance
- Devised Theatre and Performance
- Drama and the Community
- Drama Research Project OR Performance as Research
- Live Art and Experimental Performance
- Curve Company 2
- Engaging with Creative Industries
- Political Performance
- Education and Performing Arts
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
2021/22 tuition fees
- UK students: £9,250
- International students: £14,250 per year.
- EU students: Check the website for more information
Our Drama graduates gain strong skills in critical analysis, reflection and research, and acquire excellent oral and written communication skills. We will teach you to effectively collaborate, devise, organise and self-manage projects, and deal confidently with public performance.
Graduates choose to pursue postgraduate study, such as our Performance Practices MA.
Previous graduates have developed careers in media and technical theatre production, worked in theatres and community arts organisations, developed personal professional practice, set up their own theatre companies, and teach in primary, secondary and further education.
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De Montfort University
De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...
Why study at De Montfort University
- Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
- In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
- TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
- Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
- 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.
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