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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) Drama with a Minor in English (2005 to 2007 entry)

Academic Year: 2014/15

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.
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 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:08:04 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

Drama Component

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAA501

Theatre Studies (Historical)

10 credits

EAA503

Theatre Studies (Performance) 1

15 credits

EAA509

Theatre Studies (Textual) 1

15 credits

Optional - NONE

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

EAA508

Theatre Studies (Theoretical) B

20 credits

Optional (total modular weight 20)

EAA504

Theatre Studies (Performance) 2

20 credits

EAA506

Theatre Studies (Technical) B

20 credits

EAA510

Theatre Studies (Textual) 2

20 credits

 

 English Component

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 10)

EAA101

Critical Studies 1

10 credits

Optional (total modular weight 10)

EAA001

Introduction to Film Studies

10 credits

EAA102

Introduction to Language

10 credits

EAA104

Introduction to Poetry 1

10 credits

EAA105

Text and Context 1

10 credits

EAA002

Women’s Voices

10 credits

 

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 10)

EAA201

Critical Studies 2

10 credits

Optional

EAA007

American Noir

10 credits

EAA204

Introduction to Poetry 2

10 credits

EAA009

Reading the American Novel

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.

Drama Component

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


Semester 1

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAB604

20th Century British Drama 1a

20 credits

EAB906

20th Century European Theatre

20 credits

EAB009

Contemporary Irish Theatre

20 credits

EAB910

Devising for Performance

20 credits

EAB911

Lighting Design (also available at Part C)

20 credits

EAB917

Stage Media

20 credits

EAB502

Theatre Practice 1*

20 credits

EAB004

World Theatre and Performance

20 credits

*Students may choose EITHER Theatre Practice 1 in their second year (Part B) OR Theatre Practice 2 in their third year (Part C). They cannot choose both.

Semester 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAB704

20th Century British Drama 1b

20 credits

EAB902

Theoretical Approaches

20 credits

EAB501

Group Project 1

20 credits

EAB904

Playwriting and Dramaturgy 1

20 credits

EAB033

Puppetry (also available at Part C)

20 credits

EAB909

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

20 credits

EAB034

Voice and Text A

20 credits

Semesters 1 and 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAB802

Individual Topic 1

20 credits

EAB605

Television Drama – Realism

20 credits

 

English Component

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


Semester 1

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAB012

African American Culture

20 credits

EAB001

British Drama 1576-1737

20 credits

EAB114

Creative Writing 1

20 credits

EAB113

Introduction to Linguistics

20 credits

EAB028

Literary Marxisms

20 credits

EAB105

Narratives of Travel 1660-1800

20 credits

EAB203

Renaissance Lyric Poetry

10 credits

EAB038

Satire

20 credits

EAB006

Verse in Britain 1700-1740

10 credits

EAB002

Writing of the 1790s

20 credits


Semester 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAB010

American Gothic

20 credits

EAB153

British Renaissance Drama

20 credits

EAB206

Clarissa

10 credits

EAB016

Language in Society

20 credits

EAB039

Nineteenth-Century American Writing

20 credits

EAB027

Shakespeare: Page to Stage

20 credits

EAB026

Slavery and Empire

10 credits

EAB015

South Asian Literature

20 credits

EAB115

The Novel in France 1830-1890

20 credits

EAB035

The Weird Tale

20 credits

EAB008

Victorian Literature

20 credits

EAB018

Women’s Writing in the 17th Century

20 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. Students must take a minimum of 90 credits with an EAC code.

 

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

EAC220

Adaptation for Stage 20 credits

EAC221

Applied Drama 1 20 credits

EAC912

Costume Design 20 credits

EAB911

Lighting Design (cannot be chosen if studied in Part B) 20 credits

EAC222

Writing for Performance 20 credits

EAB909

Technical Theatre (Advanced)**

(cannot be chosen if studied in Part B)

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

EAC224

Applied Drama

20 credits

EAC225 Dance Theatre: Foundations and Practice 20 credits
EAC703 Myths of America: Ideology and American Drama 20 credits
EAB033 Puppetry 20 credits
EAC504 Theatre of the Fantastic 20 credits
EAC018 Women and Theatre 10 credits
EAC516 Bollywood! Bollywood! 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.

Semesters 1 and 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC009

Dissertation

30 credits

Semester 1

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC003

Decadence

20 credits

EAC012

America at War

20 credits

EAC024

The Writings of Intimacy

20 credits

EAC103

Modernisms

20 credits

EAC214

Maps and Motors: The Writing Portfolio

20 credits

EAC023

Libertines and Libertinism

20 credits

EAC228

Modern Subjects: Hardy, Conrad, Woolf

20 credits

EAC227

Myth and History: Milton's Paradise Lost

20 credits

EAC222

Writing for Performance

20 credits

EAC022

Ulysses

20 credits

EAC016

Cruel and Unusual: Punishment on Trial in American Culture

10 credits

EAC035

The Poetics and Politics of Contemporary Literature

10 credits

EAC042

Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics

20 credits

EAB006

Earlier Eighteenth-Century Verse: Finch to Pope**

(cannot be chosen if studied in Part B)

10 credits

EAB203

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

10 credits

 


Semester 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC014

Contemporary Irish Texts

20 credits

EAC013

Postmodern America

20 credits

EAC104

Aphra Behn and her Contemporaries

20 credits

EAC027

An Unexpected Light: Writing Afghanistan

20 credits

EAC109

Romantic Writings 1815-1832

20 credits

EAC026

The American West

10 credits

EAC041

W B Yeats

10 credits

Students choosing EAC009 Dissertation will be required to specify whether this 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: 

.1   In order to progress from Part A to Part B, obtain at least 30% in all modules.

.2   In order to progress from Part B to Part C, obtain at least 30% in all modules.

.3   To be eligible for the award of a degree, obtain at least 30% in all 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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