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.
Read more about studying Drama at Liverpool Hope in our Drama & Theatre Studies Subject Leaflet
Why choose this subject?
The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.
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
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Single honours students will be required to attend an audition.
Drama is a BA Single Honours degree, UCAS Code W400
Drama and Theatre Studies is a combined honours course and can be studied in combination with the following subjects:
|Drama & Theatre Studies and Accounting||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 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 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.
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.