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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) Drama with a Minor in English (2010 and 2011 entry)

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of English and Drama - pre 2017
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BA (Hons)
Programme title Drama with a Minor in English
Programme code EAUB05
Length of programme The duration of the programme is six semesters, full-time.
UCAS code W4Q3
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/english-drama/dramawithaminorinenglish/

Date at which the programme specification was published Sat, 10 Aug 2013 11:47:46 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide an intellectually stimulating environment in which students can develop the critical and practical skills of Drama, and a perspective on the social and cultural significance of English literature;
  • to enable students to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Drama, and of selected instances of  English literature and language;
  • to enable students to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of issues in Drama through specialist study and research;
  • to stimulate productive reflection on the similarities and differences between modes of study in Drama and English;
  • to enhance students’ career and employment opportunities on graduating.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • The Benchmark Statement for Dance, Drama and Performance
  • The Benchmark Statement for English
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of classical and contemporary Drama;
  • Some knowledge of a range of authors and texts from different periods of literary history, including those before 1800;
  • Understanding and practical experience of a range of research and critical methods in Drama and English studies;
  • Capability of comparing theatre institutions, structures and practices historically and geographically;
  • Appreciation of social and cultural diversity;
  • Awareness of the role of culture in a changing landscape of performance and literary production;
  • Grasp of the epistemological underpinnings of different research traditions in Drama;
  • Some understanding of the distinctive characteristics of the different literary genres of fiction, poetry and drama;
  • An appreciation of the structure and functions of the English language. 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • engage in critical reasoning;
  • apply Drama, theatre studies and literary concepts and theories;
  • articulate arguments in speech, writing and other forms.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • locate and retrieve information;
  • use research tools;
  • design and perform practical projects;
  • present cogent and persuasive arguments both in oral and written form;
  • critically assess the effectiveness and value of a wide range of oral, written and performed communications.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • handle complex information in a structured and systematic way;
  • participate effectively in group work;
  • use communication effectively, including dialogue, writing formats and visualisation;
  • manage their time effectively.

4. Programme structure

4.1 Part A - Introductory Modules

Candidates may choose optional modules so that as few as 50 or as many as 70 credit units are attempted in a semester, provided that 120 credit units are accumulated over the year.

Drama Component

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAA509

Textual Studies 1

20 credits

EAA503

Performance 1

10 credits

EAA506

Stage and Management

10 credits

Optional - NONE

 

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

EAA502

Histories of Theatre

10 credits

EAA504

Performance 2 AND/OR*

10 credits

EAA510

Textual 2*

10 credits

Optional                                                                                                                                           

EAA012

Directing and Production

20 credits

EAA505

Technical Theatre

20 credits

EAA013

Non-Western Performance

10 credits

EAA507

Introduction to Performance Studies

10 credits

* Students must take either Performance 2 or Textual 2, and can take both but are not required to.

 

English Component

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 10)

EAA101

Critical Studies 1

10 credits

Optional

EAA006

Introduction to American Literature

20 credits

EAA003

Introduction to the Short Story

20 credits

EAA023

Oral Communication

20 credits

EAA108

The Search for Identity

20 credits

EAA010

Writing Women

20 credits

EAA016

The Essay

10 credits

EAA102

An Introduction to Language

10 credits

EAA104

Introduction to Poetry 1

10 credits

EAA015

Introduction to the Short Narrative

10 credits

EAA503

Performance 1

10 credits

EAA002

Women’s Voices

10 credits

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 10)

EAA201

Critical Studies 2

10 credits

Optional

EAA001

Introduction to Film Studies

20 credits

EAA003

Introduction to the Short Story

20 credits

EAA004

Language in Context

20 credits

EAA023

Oral Communication

20 credits

EAA108

The Search for Identity

20 credits

EAA011

Writing in History

20 credits

EAA010

Writing Women

20 credits

EAA016

The Essay

10 credits

EAA204

Introduction to Poetry 2

10 credits

EAA015

Introduction to the Short Narrative

10 credits

EAA504

Performance 2

10 credits

EAA002

Women’s Voices

10 credits

 

4.2 Part B - Degree Modules

Candidates may choose optional modules so that as few as 50 or as many as 70 credit units are attempted in a semester, provided that 120 credit units are accumulated over the year.

Candidates who register for the Erasmus exchange programme must undertake the placement in place of one semester at Part B of the degree programme. Students must register for a total of 60 credits in English and Drama in addition to the 60-credit Semester Abroad module.

There are no compulsory modules in Part B.

 

Drama Component

Candidates must normally choose modules from the following list with a total modular weight of 80 credits.


Semester 1

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAB155

Brecht: The Critical Stage

20 credits

EAB910

Devising for Performance

20 credits

EAB911

Lighting Design (also available at Part C) 20 credits

EAB907

Set Design

20 credits

EAB909

Technical Theatre (Advanced) (also available at Part C)

20 credits

EAB009

Theatre, Nation and Trauma: Contemporary Irish Drama

20 credits

EAB004

World Theatre and Performance

20 credits

EAB505

Movement and Text 10 credits

EAB918

Revolt Against Fate: Literature and Theatre of the Absurd

10 credits

EAB101

Semester Abroad

60 credits

 

Semester 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAB156

Brecht in Film (Brecht: The Critical Stage pre-requisite)

20 credits

EAB917

Media Performance 20 credits

EAB904

Playwriting and Dramaturgy

20 credits

EAB033

Puppetry (also available at Part C)

20 credits

EAB157

Sound Principles

20 credits

EAB034

Voice and Text

20 credits

EAB704

Modern and Contemporary British Drama

10 credits

EAB920

Performing the Absurd

10 credits

EAB101

Semester Abroad

60 credits

 

English Component

Candidates must normally choose optional modules with a total modular weight of 40 across the year. 


Semester 1

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAB001

British Drama 1576-1738

20 credits

EAB154

Chivalry from Chaucer to Shakespeare

20 credits

EAB046

Dwelling in the Novel 20 credits

EAB113

Introduction to Linguistics

20 credits

EAB039

Nineteenth- Century American Writing

20 credits

EAB038

Satire 20 credits

EAB032

Sensation Fiction 20 credits

EAB109

Contemporary Poetry

10 credits

EAB020

Diverse Voices

10 credits

EAB203

Renaissance Lyric Poetry(also available at Part C)

10 credits


Semester 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAB012

African American Culture

20 credits

EAB153

British Renaissance Drama

20 credits

EAB114

Elephants and Engines: An Introduction to Creative Writing

20 credits

EAB110

Introduction to Multimodality

20 credits

EAB016

Language in Society

20 credits

EAB050

Philosophy, Literature and the Arts

20 credits

EAB008

Victorian Literature

20 credits

EAB018

Women’s Writing in the 17th Century

20 credits

EAB002

Writing of the 1790's: The Gothic and the Revolution 20 credits

EAB062

Moby Dick

10 credits

EAB040

New Women Writing of the fin de Siècle

10 credits

EAB026

Slavery and Empire 1750-1850

10 credits

 

4.3 Part C - Degree Modules

 Candidates may choose optional modules so that as few as 50 or as many as 70 credit units are attempted in a semester, provided that 120 credit units are accumulated over the year.

There are no compulsory modules in Part C.

 

 Drama component           

Candidates must normally choose modules from the following list with a total modular weight of 80.

 Semesters 1 and 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC009

Dissertation

30 credits

Semester 1

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC500

Theatre Practice 1

30 credits

EAC904

Adaptation for Stage

20 credits

EAC900

Analysing Work Experience in the Creative Indus tries

20 credits

EAC221

Applied Drama 1

20 credits

EAB911

Lighting Design (cannot be chosen if studied in Part B)

20 credits

EAC912

Costume Design

20 credits

EAB909

Technical Theatre Advanced** (cannot be chosen if studied in Part B)

20 credits

 

EAC222

 

Writing for Performance

 

20 credits

EAC507

El Teatro Campesino

10 credits

EAC506

Empires on Stage: Postcolonial Drama

10 credits

 

 

 

Semester 2

 

Compulsory - NONE

 

Optional

EAC502

Theatre Practice 2*

30 credits

EAC900

Analysing Work Experience in the Creative Industries

20 credits

EAC224

Applied Dram a 2 (pre-requisite: Applied Dram a 1)

20 credits

EAC225

Dance Theatre: Foundations and Practice

20 credits

EAB033

Puppetry

20 credits

EAC504 

Theatre of the Fantastic

20 credits 

EAC516

Bollywood! Bollywood!

10 credits

EAC018

Women and Theatre

10 credits

 *Theatre Practice 2 cannot be chosen in Part C if Theatre Practice 1 was studied at Part B.

 

English component

 Candidates must normally choose optional modules with a total modular weight of 40 across the year.

Semesters 1 and 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC009

Dissertation

30 credits

Semester 1

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC012

America at War

20 credits

EAC003

Decadence

20 credits

EAC042

Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics (EAA102 and/or EAB113 pre-requisites)

20 credits

EAC023

Libertines and Libertinism

20 credits

EAC214

Maps and Motors (EAB114 pre-requisite)

20 credits

EAC103

Modernisms

20 credits

EAC228

Modern Subjects: Hardy, Conrad, Woolf

20 credits

EAC227

Myth and History: Milton’s Paradise Lost

20 credits

EAC024

Writings of Intimacy 20 credits

EAC900

Analysing Work Experience in the Creative Industries

20 credits

EAC016

Cruel and Unusual 10 credits

EAC035

Poetics and Politics of Contemporary Literature 10 credits

EAB203

Renaissance Lyric Poetry(cannot be chosen if studied in Part B)

10 credits

EAC022

Ulysses

10 credits


Semester 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC014

Contemporary Irish Texts 20 credits

EAC073

Myths of America: Ideology and American Drama 20 credits

EAC013

Postmodern America

20 credits

EAC109

Romantic Writing 1815-1832

20 credits

EAC214

Unexpected Light: Writing Afghanistan

20 credits

EAC900

Analysing Work Experience in the Creative Industries

20 credits

EAC026

The American West

10 credits

EAC041

W B Yeats

10 credits

Students will be required to specify whether EAC009 Dissertation will count as part of their Drama credits or part of their English credits, and select an appropriate topic with this categorisation in mind.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also: 

- in order to progress from Part A to Part B, obtain at least 40% in all compulsory modules.

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any part of the Programme to undergo re-assessment in the University’s special assessment period.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C, in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX. The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40% : Part C 60% to determine the Programme Mark.

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