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Drama and English Literature BA (Hons)

University of Winchester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

- Our Drama and English Literature course has a 92.7% satisfaction rating in The Guardian’s 2018 University League Table- Both Drama and English Literature achieved more than 90% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2017 National Student Survey- Enjoy opportunities to act, direct and devise performance work, while studying a range of theatrical and literary traditions and critical theory- Gain core skills in communication and team building valued in a variety of employment contexts including the theatre, the creative industries, education and beyond - Benefit from excellent working partnerships with local venues, festivals and award-winning theatre companiesYou will ignite your love of the stage and literature and deepen your understanding of the relationship between the two when you choose our rich and versatile Drama and English Literature programme. This wide-ranging course allows you to explore modern and traditional literature, cultural study and critical analysis, and texts from Shakespeare to rap poetry.Drama takes centre stage on the course and you consider and discuss the way literary influences help to shape today’s theatre, and how to adapt literary texts for theatrical production. There are opportunities to write, produce and perform your own material under the guidance of encouraging lecturers who received a 92.3% satisfaction rating from graduates in The Guardian’s 2018 University League Table.There is the space and flexibility on our degree for you to experiment, critically reflect and innovate in your work. You develop high standards of professionalism when working with others on the course, in local theatres and community organisations. You also gain fantastic transferable skills, such as presentation delivery, confidence, communication, teamwork, intellectual analysis, critical thinking and articulate expression. These abilities are valued in a variety of employment contexts including the theatre, the creative industries and education.In Year 1, you increase your awareness of the range of different approaches to understanding texts and develop skills of critical analysis, research and writing. You study an assortment of texts from various periods in history across the genres of prose fiction, poetry and drama. In the Drama modules, you gain insights into the history of drama, the context in which dramatic production has taken place, how to make theatre, the political underpinning of texts and practices, and the ways in which texts and performances are viewed and interpreted.The huge range of optional modules in Year 2 gives you opportunities to explore theories and practices that underpin the development of drama alongside practical aspects of performance. You study a group of texts representative of a period of history, a particular genre or a particular area of the world. Possible choices include Writing for Performance, Musical Theatre in the UK and USA, and Literary Adaptations for Film and Television.In Year 3, you examine a specific collection of writings, theme, or critical theory in detail and complete a dissertation or extended independent project. Third-year modules are usually closely related to the research interests of teaching staff and engage with cutting-edge developments in fields such as contemporary performance, women’s writing and modern fiction. The Drama Group Project allows you to team up with your peers to create a major performance or develop an applied/theatre-in-education project.Armed with skills that last a lifetime and qualify you for many possible careers, graduates from this course have become teachers, lecturers, journalists, actors, publishers and producers.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 96 - 112

An A Level A*-C pass is required in an English subject. This can be English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature or Creative Writing.A GCSE A*-C or 9 - 4 pass in English Language is required.

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University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

An international student adviser supports students throughout their degree with all elements of living and studying at Winchester.
English language support is available before the start of a degree course, as well as throughout the course of study.
International students are met at the airport at the start of semester and shuttled to campus for welcome week to participate in an orientation programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 102 3

    73rd out of 106 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    120 63%

    69th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45 45%

    87th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    64th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    112 55%

    60th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    78th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    27th

    15

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