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Drama/Drama & Theatre Studies

UCAS Code: W400 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Drama & Theatre Studies at Liverpool Hope.

At Liverpool Hope, you can study both the creative and the theoretical aspects of drama and performance. This means that the courses include studio work alongside critical and historical studies. Learning is underpinned by a thorough understanding of the discipline and its place in contemporary society. This is enhanced by opportunities to specialise in areas including Contemporary Theatre, Community Drama and Documentary Theatre.

Initially, you develop critical perspectives on performance, and explore plays in workshop sessions. Apart from lectures and seminars provided by staff within the Department, distinguished visitors, such as the internationally renowned playwright Visiting Professor John Godber, contribute to the course.

You will go on to develop a deeper knowledge and critical understanding of key practitioners and genres which have influenced 20th and 21st-century theatre and will be involved in various aspects of studio practice. Single Honours students will also begin to prepare the groundwork which will then form the basis for a dissertation.

All students will be involved in advanced studio practice and performance and have the opportunity to study topics such as classic text, popular and mainstream contemporary British theatre, Shakespeare and renaissance drama, theatre as testimony. Both the single and combined honours degrees will provide you with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of performance practices.

 

Why choose this subject?

  • The Creative Campus has excellent Drama facilities, including three state-of-the-art studio theatres
  • 88% of students were satisfied with the learning resources available for Drama, Dance and Theatre Studies (National Student Survey 2015).
  • Liverpool Hope has a long tradition of involvement with the local, national and international drama and cultural scene
  • You will have opportunities to participate in a range of community-based activities, many with potential to generate future employment
  • The University works in close partnership with National Museums Liverpool and Liverpool Tate, as well as having strong ties with Milapfest, an outstanding Indian performing arts company, and the European Opera Centre .
  • You will be taught by academic researchers from around the world, many of whom are also practitioners.
  • 67% of the research of the Department is at least at internationally recognised level. 80% of their Impact is rated internationally recognised. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Drama and Theatre Studies at Liverpool Hope in our Drama and Theatre Studies Subject Guides.

Drama & Theatre Studies Subject Guide 2017

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Drama

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Combined Honours

 Level C (Year One)

  • Foundations in Performance
  • Artist in Performance
  • Foundations in Devising
  • Foundations in Text

Level I (Year Two)

  • Explorations in Performance
  • Methods and Methodologies
  • Explorations in Community and Applied Drama
  • Explorations in Contemporary Performance Practice
  • Explorations in Playing the Classics

Level H (Year Three)

  • Dissertation/Research Project

 Specialise in one of the following:

  • Advanced Community and Applied Drama
  • Advanced Contemporary Performance Practice
  • Advanced Playing the Classics
 

Single Honours

Level C (Year One)

  • Foundations in Performance
  • Artist in Performance
  • Foundations in Devising
  • Foundations in Text
  • Workshop Practice
  • Foundations in Acting

Level I (Year Two)

  • Explorations in Performance
  • Methods and Methodologies
  • Explorations in Community and Applied Drama
  • Explorations in Contemporary Performance Practice
  • Explorations in Playing the Classics
  • Explorations in Acting
  • Explorations in Devising

Level H (Year Three)

  • Dissertation
  • Advanced Devising

 Specialise in two of the following:

  • Advanced Community and Applied Drama
  • Advanced Contemporary Performance Practice
  • Advanced Playing the Classics
  • Directing
  • Storytelling
  • Popular Theatre

You may also be interested in...

Creative & Performing Arts

Creative Writing

Dance

English Literature

History

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition a formal drama (or related) qualifications are preferable. Consideration will be given to those who do not have a qualification but can demonstrate voluntary, leisure or extra-curricular drama experience and an enthusiasm for the subject. Single honours students will be required to attend an audition. 

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff

Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

 

2018 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2018 entry will be between 136 - 104 UCAS Tariff points

In addition a formal drama (or related) qualifications are preferable. Consideration will be given to those who do not have a qualification but can demonstrate voluntary, leisure or extra-curricular drama experience and an enthusiasm for the subject. Single honours students will be required to attend an audition. 

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements. 

A level

BTEC

Tariff

Mix of Level 3 qualifications

Access

Irish Leaving Certificate

ABB

DDD

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points from 45 Level 3 units

128 points from Highers

BBB

DDM

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points from 45 Level 3 units

120 points from Highers

BBC

DMM

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points from 45 Level 3 units

112 points from Highers

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

 

Course Combinations

2017 entry

For 2017 entry, Drama is available as a BA Single Honours degree, UCAS Code W400 and Drama and Theatre Studies is a available as a combined honours degree. Drama & Theatre Studies can be studied as BA Hons degree in conjunction with one of the following subjects:

Drama & Theatre Studies and Accounting & Finance UCAS code NW44
Drama & Theatre Studies and Art & Design History UCAS code VW34
Drama & Theatre Studies and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LW94
Drama & Theatre Studies and Creative Writing UCAS code C578
Drama & Theatre Studies and Dance UCAS code WW54
Drama & Theatre Studies and Early Childhood UCAS code WXK3 
Drama & Theatre Studies and English Language UCAS code QW34
Drama & Theatre Studies and English Literature UCAS code WQ43 
Drama & Theatre Studies and Film & Visual Culture UCAS code D267
Drama & Theatre Studies and History UCAS code WV41
Drama & Theatre Studies and Law UCAS code WM10
Drama & Theatre Studies and Marketing UCAS code WN45
Drama & Theatre Studies and Music UCAS code WW34
Drama & Theatre Studies and Special Educational Needs UCAS code WX41
Drama & Theatre Studies and Tourism UCAS code WN48

All combinations result in a BA Hons degree.

 

2018 entry

From 2018 entry onwards, Drama & Theatre Studies will be available as a Single Honours degree, UCAS Code W400 and Drama will be a available as a combined honours degree. Drama can be studied as a BA Hons degree in conjunction with one of the following subjects:       

Drama and Accounting & Finance UCAS code NW44
Drama and Art & Design History UCAS code VW34
Drama and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LW94
Drama and Creative Writing UCAS code C578
Drama and Dance UCAS code WW54
Drama and Early Childhood UCAS code WXK3 
Drama and English Language UCAS code QW34
Drama and English Literature UCAS code WQ43 
Drama and Film & Visual Culture UCAS code D267
Drama and History UCAS code WV41
Drama and Law UCAS code WM10
Drama and Marketing UCAS code WN45
Drama and Music UCAS code WW34
Drama and Popular Music UCAS code W344
Drama and Special Educational Needs UCAS code WX41
Drama and Tourism UCAS code WN48

All combinations result in a BA Hons degree.                    

Employability

Liverpool Hope’s Drama students have an exceptionally high rate of employment following graduation and many work across the creative sector.

Some, such as playwright Willy Russell, have illustrious careers in the theatre and many remain directly within the arts, working as actors or directors in their own companies. Other graduates have pursued academic careers at university level.

Teaching remains a very popular career for Drama graduates, and there are opportunities for students to continue with their studies, including Liverpool Hope’s MA in Creative Practice, and our MA in Contemporary Popular Theatres.

Overview

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Drama & Theatre Studies at Liverpool Hope.

At Liverpool Hope, you can study both the creative and the theoretical aspects of drama and performance. This means that the courses include studio work alongside critical and historical studies. Learning is underpinned by a thorough understanding of the discipline and its place in contemporary society. This is enhanced by opportunities to specialise in areas including Contemporary Theatre, Community Drama and Documentary Theatre.

Initially, you develop critical perspectives on performance, and explore plays in workshop sessions. Apart from lectures and seminars provided by staff within the Department, distinguished visitors, such as the internationally renowned playwright Visiting Professor John Godber, contribute to the course.

You will go on to develop a deeper knowledge and critical understanding of key practitioners and genres which have influenced 20th and 21st-century theatre and will be involved in various aspects of studio practice. Single Honours students will also begin to prepare the groundwork which will then form the basis for a dissertation.

All students will be involved in advanced studio practice and performance and have the opportunity to study topics such as classic text, popular and mainstream contemporary British theatre, Shakespeare and renaissance drama, theatre as testimony. Both the single and combined honours degrees will provide you with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of performance practices.

 

Why choose this subject?

  • The Creative Campus has excellent Drama facilities, including three state-of-the-art studio theatres
  • 88% of students were satisfied with the learning resources available for Drama, Dance and Theatre Studies (National Student Survey 2015).
  • Liverpool Hope has a long tradition of involvement with the local, national and international drama and cultural scene
  • You will have opportunities to participate in a range of community-based activities, many with potential to generate future employment
  • The University works in close partnership with National Museums Liverpool and Liverpool Tate, as well as having strong ties with Milapfest, an outstanding Indian performing arts company, and the European Opera Centre .
  • You will be taught by academic researchers from around the world, many of whom are also practitioners.
  • 67% of the research of the Department is at least at internationally recognised level. 80% of their Impact is rated internationally recognised. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Drama and Theatre Studies at Liverpool Hope in our Drama and Theatre Studies Subject Guides.

Drama & Theatre Studies Subject Guide 2017

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Drama

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Combined Honours

 Level C (Year One)

  • Foundations in Performance
  • Artist in Performance
  • Foundations in Devising
  • Foundations in Text

Level I (Year Two)

  • Explorations in Performance
  • Methods and Methodologies
  • Explorations in Community and Applied Drama
  • Explorations in Contemporary Performance Practice
  • Explorations in Playing the Classics

Level H (Year Three)

  • Dissertation/Research Project

 Specialise in one of the following:

  • Advanced Community and Applied Drama
  • Advanced Contemporary Performance Practice
  • Advanced Playing the Classics
 

Single Honours

Level C (Year One)

  • Foundations in Performance
  • Artist in Performance
  • Foundations in Devising
  • Foundations in Text
  • Workshop Practice
  • Foundations in Acting

Level I (Year Two)

  • Explorations in Performance
  • Methods and Methodologies
  • Explorations in Community and Applied Drama
  • Explorations in Contemporary Performance Practice
  • Explorations in Playing the Classics
  • Explorations in Acting
  • Explorations in Devising

Level H (Year Three)

  • Dissertation
  • Advanced Devising

 Specialise in two of the following:

  • Advanced Community and Applied Drama
  • Advanced Contemporary Performance Practice
  • Advanced Playing the Classics
  • Directing
  • Storytelling
  • Popular Theatre

You may also be interested in...

Creative & Performing Arts

Creative Writing

Dance

English Literature

History

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition a formal drama (or related) qualifications are preferable. Consideration will be given to those who do not have a qualification but can demonstrate voluntary, leisure or extra-curricular drama experience and an enthusiasm for the subject. Single honours students will be required to attend an audition. 

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff

Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

 

2018 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2018 entry will be between 136 - 104 UCAS Tariff points

In addition a formal drama (or related) qualifications are preferable. Consideration will be given to those who do not have a qualification but can demonstrate voluntary, leisure or extra-curricular drama experience and an enthusiasm for the subject. Single honours students will be required to attend an audition. 

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements. 

A level

BTEC

Tariff

Mix of Level 3 qualifications

Access

Irish Leaving Certificate

ABB

DDD

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points from 45 Level 3 units

128 points from Highers

BBB

DDM

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points from 45 Level 3 units

120 points from Highers

BBC

DMM

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points from 45 Level 3 units

112 points from Highers

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

 

Course Combinations

2017 entry

For 2017 entry, Drama is available as a BA Single Honours degree, UCAS Code W400 and Drama and Theatre Studies is a available as a combined honours degree. Drama & Theatre Studies can be studied as BA Hons degree in conjunction with one of the following subjects:

Drama & Theatre Studies and Accounting & Finance UCAS code NW44
Drama & Theatre Studies and Art & Design History UCAS code VW34
Drama & Theatre Studies and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LW94
Drama & Theatre Studies and Creative Writing UCAS code C578
Drama & Theatre Studies and Dance UCAS code WW54
Drama & Theatre Studies and Early Childhood UCAS code WXK3 
Drama & Theatre Studies and English Language UCAS code QW34
Drama & Theatre Studies and English Literature UCAS code WQ43 
Drama & Theatre Studies and Film & Visual Culture UCAS code D267
Drama & Theatre Studies and History UCAS code WV41
Drama & Theatre Studies and Law UCAS code WM10
Drama & Theatre Studies and Marketing UCAS code WN45
Drama & Theatre Studies and Music UCAS code WW34
Drama & Theatre Studies and Special Educational Needs UCAS code WX41
Drama & Theatre Studies and Tourism UCAS code WN48

All combinations result in a BA Hons degree.

 

2018 entry

From 2018 entry onwards, Drama & Theatre Studies will be available as a Single Honours degree, UCAS Code W400 and Drama will be a available as a combined honours degree. Drama can be studied as a BA Hons degree in conjunction with one of the following subjects:       

Drama and Accounting & Finance UCAS code NW44
Drama and Art & Design History UCAS code VW34
Drama and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LW94
Drama and Creative Writing UCAS code C578
Drama and Dance UCAS code WW54
Drama and Early Childhood UCAS code WXK3 
Drama and English Language UCAS code QW34
Drama and English Literature UCAS code WQ43 
Drama and Film & Visual Culture UCAS code D267
Drama and History UCAS code WV41
Drama and Law UCAS code WM10
Drama and Marketing UCAS code WN45
Drama and Music UCAS code WW34
Drama and Popular Music UCAS code W344
Drama and Special Educational Needs UCAS code WX41
Drama and Tourism UCAS code WN48

All combinations result in a BA Hons degree.                    

Employability

Liverpool Hope’s Drama students have an exceptionally high rate of employment following graduation and many work across the creative sector.

Some, such as playwright Willy Russell, have illustrious careers in the theatre and many remain directly within the arts, working as actors or directors in their own companies. Other graduates have pursued academic careers at university level.

Teaching remains a very popular career for Drama graduates, and there are opportunities for students to continue with their studies, including Liverpool Hope’s MA in Creative Practice, and our MA in Contemporary Popular Theatres.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

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