Drama Studies (Joint Honours) BA (Hons) year one modules
The Drama Studies (Joint Honours) BA (Hons) modules listed below give you a flavour of what is available during your first year of study.
Year one (Level 4)
Acting, Scripting, Directing: A Practical Introduction to Drama
This studio-based module is designed to introduce students to a range of performance and writing skills and to develop their abilities in both creating and reflecting on practice, alongside an exploration of key theoretical concepts and concerns. Sessions are designed to explore theory through practice and cover the following (overlapping) topics: Play/playing (games; ritual; performing); performing (acting/non-acting/ representation); meaning and representation (objects, bodies, spaces and words).
Texts and Stages
This lecture and seminar-based module introduces students to the study of drama in historical and cultural contexts. Over the year students will study a range of texts from four distinct periods and places: 5th century Greece, Renaissance England, 20th century Britain and Ireland and post-1945 America. The module will develop students’ awareness of the relationship between drama and the social conditions of its time, paying particular attention to performance practices and audience as well as encouraging a close reading of texts. It will also lead students to make informed comparisons and contrasts between genres, performance practices and dramatic theories from different times and places.
Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current