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Drama (W4)

Below are detailed subject listings, along with the subject table that ranks that course.

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Drama (W400) The study of and/or training in acting and stagecraft. May include the study of theatre management and the supervision and production of scenery, costume, lighting etc. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Acting (W410) The study of/training in the communication of dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the achievement of naturalistic and believable behaviour in imaginary circumstances. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Directing for theatre (W420) The study of/training in the supervision and direction of dramatic performances. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Producing for theatre (W430) The study of/training in the techniques and principals involved in the production of theatrical performances other than acting and directing. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Theatre studies (W440) The study of the technical aspects of theatrical performances. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Theatre & professional practice (W441) The preparation of individuals to apply business management principles to the management of theatres and production corporations. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Contemporary theatre (W442) The preparation of individuals to manage the planning, design, preparation and production of plays and other theatrical entertainment programmes. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Technical arts & special effects for theatre (W443) The preparation of individuals to apply special effects and techniques to the communication of dramatic information through technical theatre methods. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Stage management (W450) The study of the management of lighting, props, scenery and other technical items associated with theatrical performances and management of the stage. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Theatrical wardrobe design (W451) The study of/training in the design of costumes for theatrical performances. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Theatrical make-up (W452) The study of/training in the application of make-up and/or face and body paints for theatrical performances. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Technical stage management (W453) The preparation of individuals for technical stage management, including set design, lighting design, theatre acoustics and technical direction. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Theatre design (W460) The study of the design of theatres and theatre productions. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Stage design (W461) The study of the design of sets and scenery for use in theatres, film and television. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Performance & live arts (W470) The study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in dramatic styles and types and the principles of organising live productions. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
European/world theatre arts (W471) The study of overseas theatre arts, emphasising outward-looking innovative practices that are responsive to international needs. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Circus arts (W472) The study of the range of circus art skills to gain a high level of expertise and performing ability in a particular circus discipline such as trapeze, tightrope or juggling. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Community theatre (W473) The study of theatre performance and practice focusing on community and education developed through projects with people in the local community. Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Drama not elsewhere classified (W490) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into the other Drama categories. To be used sparingly. Drama, Dance & Cinematics