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Department of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies

Overview

In a challenging and supportive environment at the Creative Campus, you will find academic and support staff dedicated to your development in your chosen art form. Students can take Single Honours degrees in either Creative & Performing Arts or Drama. Dance and Drama & Theatre Studies are available as Majors in the BA (Combined Honours) programme.

We offer an MA in Contemporary Popular Theatres and contribute to the MA by Creative Practice. Visiting Professors include multi-award winning playwright, John Godber; internationally-renowned theatre and opera director, Patrick Mason; Professor of Theatre Development (University of Winchester), Tim Prentki; Professor of English and Comparative Studies (University of Southern California), David Lloyd; and Director of The Pinter Centre, Robert Gordon.

At the Creative Campus we have excellent drama facilities, including three state-of-the-art studio theatres. We also make full use of the impressive range of theatres available in Liverpool, with regular trips to productions at the Playhouse, Everyman, Capstone and other venues. 

National Student Survey 2016

The National Student Survey (www.thestudentsurvey.com) asks final year students at every publicly funded Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the UK to rate their experience by stating to what extent they agree with a set of 23 questions across eight categories. 

In this year's results:

  • 91% of students were satisfied overall with Drama at Liverpool Hope University
  • 93% of students were satisfied with the teaching of their course for Drama
  • 92% of students were satisfied overall with Creative and Performing Arts at Liverpool Hope University
  • 100% of students were satisfied with the learning resources available for Dance at Liverpool Hope University.
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Department Staff
0019 Dr John Bennett

Dr John Bennett

Deputy Head of Department

BENNETJ@hope.ac.uk

0010 Dr Gary Anderson

Dr Gary Anderson

Senior Lecturer in Drama

andersg@hope.ac.uk

0053 Ms Carmel Cleary

Carmel Cleary

Lecturer in Drama

CLEARYC@hope.ac.uk

Niamh Malone

Dr Niamh Malone

Lecturer, Course Leader in Drama

MALONN@hope.ac.uk

Kris Darby

Dr Kris Darby

Lecturer & Course Leader for Creative & Performing Arts

darbyk@hope.ac.uk

Dr Declan Patrick

Lecturer & Course Leader in Dance

patricd@hope.ac.uk

Rachel Sweeney

Dr Rachel Sweeney

Senior Lecturer in Dance

sweener@hope.ac.uk

0262 Dr Zoe Zontou

Dr Zoe Zontou

Lecturer & Course Leader of Drama and Theatre Studies

zontouz@hope.ac.uk

Dr Annalaura Alifuoco

Dr Annalaura Alifuoco

Lecturer in Drama and Performance Studies

alifuoa@hope.ac.uk

Dr Silvia Battista

Dr Silvia Battista

Lecturer in Drama and Performance Studies

battiss@hope.ac.uk

Dr Stephe Harrop

Dr Stephe Harrop

Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies

harrops@hope.ac.uk

Tim Keenan

Dr Tim Keenan

Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies

keenant@hope.ac.uk

Dr Veronica Skrimsjö

Dr Veronica Skrimsjo

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Creative and Performing Arts

skrimsv@hope.ac.uk

Publications

Ways to Wander - English departmentAddiction and Performance - English DepartmentMoving bodies - Drama departmentFlight to Arras - DramaNew Theatre Quarterly - Drama‌‌Restoration Project

NSS Department Celebration

Liverpool Hope University is celebrating being recognised as one of the best universities in the UK for overall student satisfaction.