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BA (Hons) English Literature and Theatre, Acting & Performance

University of Worcester
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Worcester
English
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Program description

BA (Hons) English Literature and Theatre, Acting & Performance

In combination, Theatre, Acting & Performance and English Literature provide you with an opportunity to develop your practical experience and academic study of making and presenting theatre alongside wider academic study of plays and other literary forms written in English.

As you progress, you may choose to select modules that maintain a deliberately wide-ranging approach. Alternatively, however, you can hone and focus in on your own interests, creating opportunities to develop more specialist complementary, extended projects across the two subject areas.

Both subject areas aim to support your understanding of the range of possibilities that could be available to you on graduation and, as well as the option to undertake work placements, there are opportunities to explore postgraduate study and to investigate, with those who are already working in them, career paths in teaching, the creative and cultural industries and other employment sectors in which graduates of theatre and English literature courses find work.

If you like both academic study and creative, practical work - and if reading, performing and exploring 'contemporary' cultural forms are what excite your curiosity (with 'contemporary' embracing not just the culture of your today but the todays of diverse others, from readers, writers and performers in 17th century England to those of 20th century America) - then this joint honours course may well be the one for you.

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Admission requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Devising and Physical Theatre
  • Plays and Contexts
  • Literary Forms and Genres
  • Ways of Reading, Ways of Writing
  • Places and Spaces

Year 2

  • Exploding the Canon: Literary Theory and Practice

Optional

  • Applied Theatre
  • Plays and Playwrights: British Theatre in Times of Change
  • Devising and Adaptation
  • Choreography and Performance
  • Theatre and Digital Media
  • Making Theatrical Space
  • Playwriting
  • Theatre, Real Lives and History
  • Directors and Directing
  • Physical Theatre
  • Music Theatre
  • Movement and Migration
  • Politics, Sex and Identity in the Early Modern World
  • Shakespeare: Stage, Page and Screen
  • Gothic and Romantic Literature
  • Spaces of Modernity
  • Children’s Literature
  • Work Project

Year 3

  • Independent Research Project or Final Performance Project

Optional

  • Site Specific Performance
  • Contemporary Performance Practices
  • Theatre and Learning Disability
  • Staging Shakespeare Today
  • New Voices in Contemporary British Theatre
  • Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Theatre & Education
  • Sexuality in Performance
  • Scenography: Specialist Project
  • Writing for Performance
  • Professional Practice
  • Dance Styles
  • Justice and Revenge: from Tragedy to the Western
  • Postcolonial Encounters
  • Writing and the Environment
  • War and Conflict
  • Gendering Voices
  • Partnerships and Rivalries
  • Literatures and Cultures: International Explorations
  • Queer Bodies, Queer Texts

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, tutorials, live industry briefs, individual and group projects.

Tuition fees

UK/EU students

  • Tuition fee for full-time: £9,250 per year.
  • Tuition fees for part-time: £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module, £2,313 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 credit module.

International students

  • Tuition fee for full-time: £13,100 per year.

Continuing studies

Those graduates who achieve particularly good results in their first degree will choose to progress to a Masters course, which will then often lead to a career as a researcher or further study to PhD.

Career opportunities

There are excellent career opportunities for Theatre, Acting and Performance graduates. These are both in drama-related areas, such as theatre, education, and the media, and in a wide range of other fields of employment made accessible through skills learned on the course in presentation, performance, critical thinking and writing, creativity, confidence and communication. Former students often set up their own businesses, for example as small scale touring theatre companies or drama education providers. Past students are now working as actors, producers, stage managers and directors for employers across the areas of theatre, TV, radio and film. Teaching and lecturing are very popular career choices for our graduates, as are arts administration and marketing.

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University of Worcester

Founded in 1946, the University of Worcester is a public campus based university located in the charming city of Worcester - where lively city culture and idyllic rural beauty combine to offer the best of both worlds. The University of...


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University of Worcester

University of Worcester, Henwick Grove
WR2 6AJ Worcester
United Kingdom

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