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
  • 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

 

Subject Guides

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

 Drama Subject Leaflet

 

 

Drama & Theatre Studies Subject Guide 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Drama/Drama and Theatre Studies 2015

 

 

Drama/Drama and Theatre Studies Subject Guide 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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

Drama Single Honours

Level 1

  • Practice In Drama
  • Explorations in Theatre

Level 2

  • Praxis
  • Research in Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Production

         And one of the following:

  • Devising
  • Community and Applied Theatre
  • Creative and Performance Studies
  • Technical Theatre

Level 3

  • Dissertation
  • Independent Practice

         And two of the following:

  • Directing
  • Documentary Theatre
  • Contemporary British Theatre
  • Shakespeare Practically
  • Advanced Technical Theatre
  • Contemporary Irish Theatre
  • Advanced Community & Applied Drama
  • Contemporary Performance Practice

Drama & Theatre Studies Combined Honours

Level 1

  • Explorations in Theatre

Level 2

  • Praxis

         And one of the following:

  • Devising
  • Community and Applied Theatre
  • Creative and Performance Studies
  • Technical Theatre

 Level 3

Two of the following:

  • Directing
  • Documentary Theatre
  • Contemporary British Theatre
  • Shakespeare Practically
  • Advanced Technical Theatre
  • Contemporary Irish Theatre
  • Advanced Community & Applied Drama
  • Contemporary Performance Practice

You may also be interested in...

Creative & Performing Arts

Creative Writing

Dance

English Literature

History

Entry Requirements

2014 Entry Requirements

Please call our Clearing enquiry number 0151 291 3899 for advice on entry requirements.

Single honours students will be required to attend an audition. 

2015 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2015 entry will be between 260 - 300 UCAS points, including a minimum of two A/A2 levels or equivalent, plus preferably a formal drama (or related) qualifications. 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. 

Useful Links

 How to apply

 Admissions Policy

 UCAS

Course Combinations

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.

                                         

                                              

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
  • 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

 

Subject Guides

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

 Drama Subject Leaflet

 

 

Drama & Theatre Studies Subject Guide 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Drama/Drama and Theatre Studies 2015

 

 

Drama/Drama and Theatre Studies Subject Guide 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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

Drama Single Honours

Level 1

  • Practice In Drama
  • Explorations in Theatre

Level 2

  • Praxis
  • Research in Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Production

         And one of the following:

  • Devising
  • Community and Applied Theatre
  • Creative and Performance Studies
  • Technical Theatre

Level 3

  • Dissertation
  • Independent Practice

         And two of the following:

  • Directing
  • Documentary Theatre
  • Contemporary British Theatre
  • Shakespeare Practically
  • Advanced Technical Theatre
  • Contemporary Irish Theatre
  • Advanced Community & Applied Drama
  • Contemporary Performance Practice

Drama & Theatre Studies Combined Honours

Level 1

  • Explorations in Theatre

Level 2

  • Praxis

         And one of the following:

  • Devising
  • Community and Applied Theatre
  • Creative and Performance Studies
  • Technical Theatre

 Level 3

Two of the following:

  • Directing
  • Documentary Theatre
  • Contemporary British Theatre
  • Shakespeare Practically
  • Advanced Technical Theatre
  • Contemporary Irish Theatre
  • Advanced Community & Applied Drama
  • Contemporary Performance Practice

You may also be interested in...

Creative & Performing Arts

Creative Writing

Dance

English Literature

History

Entry Requirements

2014 Entry Requirements

Please call our Clearing enquiry number 0151 291 3899 for advice on entry requirements.

Single honours students will be required to attend an audition. 

2015 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2015 entry will be between 260 - 300 UCAS points, including a minimum of two A/A2 levels or equivalent, plus preferably a formal drama (or related) qualifications. 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. 

Useful Links

 How to apply

 Admissions Policy

 UCAS

Course Combinations

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.

                                         

                                              

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

Department: Dance, Drama and Performance Studies