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Birkbeck, University of London

Theatre and Drama Studies

UCAS Code: W490

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Part-time | 2018

Subjects

Drama

Theatre studies

Are you passionate about live performance and theatre practice? Would you like to study in central London, at the heart of the citys vibrant theatre culture? BA Theatre and Drama Studies at Birkbeck will enable you to investigate the theatre in all its aspects: as live performance, as dramatic text, in its historical contexts, and through a range of practices and ideas that have informed the making and understanding of theatre. Alongside academic explorations of theatre history, theory and practice, you will create new performance work as a group. Whether devised from scratch, staging text, responding to a site, or working under the directorship of a guest artist, your work will ask questions about the world we live in.To complement your study of theatre, you can choose options in English literature, arts and humanities, creative writing and arts management. Throughout your degree, your work will be informed by visits to some of the worlds most exciting theatre institutions, asking questions about how theatre is presented in London now. BA Theatre and Drama Studies at Birkbeck does not offer actor training, but the chance to experiment with practices and ideas, to create theatre with a group of like-minded people, and to gain access to knowledge with world-leading academics and artists working in the theatre industry today.

Modules

On BA Theatre and Drama Studies you will study theatre and drama practices, theories, institutions, companies and artists from across the world, from Ancient Greece to the present day. You will also receive essential training in performance analysis, theatre and performance history, cultural theory and research methods. Options allow you to study specific subjects in depth, for example, tragedy, the body, arts management, cinema, journalism, museum studies, playwriting, seventeenth-century drama, and contemporary theatre and performance in London. Option modules are drawn from subjects across the School of Arts, including arts and humanities, English, creative writing, and film and media studies.

In Year 1, you take two compulsory modules and choose one option module. You also write a portfolio on Theatre in London, developing your skills in research, analysis of performance, and using archives and libraries.

In Year 2, you take four compulsory modules and write portfolios on Theatre in London.

In Year 3, you complete an independent research project, write a portfolio on Theatre in London, and choose two option modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a combination of essays, research essays, group presentations, performance presentations, group vivas, individual vivas and written portfolios.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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Birkbeck, University of London

Department:

English and Humanities

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