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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) Drama (2012 to 2014 entry)

Academic Year: 2015/16

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) / BA (Hons) + DPS
Programme title Drama
Programme code EAUB02
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 6 or 8 semesters. Candidates following the four year programme are required to spend an approved placement in professional industry leading to the award of Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS). The sandwich year (Part I) must be taken after satisfactory completion of Part B and before commencement of Part C.
UCAS code W400 / W401
Admissions criteria

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

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:17:51 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide an intellectually stimulating environment in which students can develop the critical and practical skills of Drama;
  • to enable students to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Drama;
  • to enable students to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of issues in Drama through specialist study and research;
  • 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 QAA Benchmark Statement for Dance, Drama and Performance
  • 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;
  • Understanding and practical experience of a range of research methods;
  • 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 performance landscape;
  • Grasp of the epistemological underpinnings of different research traditions in Drama.

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 and theatre studies 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.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • participate effectively in group work;
  • use communication effectively, including dialogue, writing formats and visualisation;
  • manage their time effectively.

4. Programme structure

Part A - Introductory Modules

Candidates must choose 20 credits of optional modules in Semester 2 so that 120 credit units are accumulated over the year. These credits may be chosen either from those listed, or from modules taught by departments other than English and Drama. 

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 60)

EAA145

Performance, Stage and Management

20 credits

EAA146

Textual and Historical Studies

20 credits

EAA143

Philosophising Performance

10 credits

EAA512

Theoretical Approaches to Drama

10 credits

Optional - NONE

  


Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAA144

Performance and Analysis

20 credits

EAA013

Non-Western Performance

10 credits

EAA147

Textual Studies

10 credits

Optional (total modular weight 20)

EAA012

Directing and Production

20 credits

EAA001

Introduction to Film Studies

20 credits

EAA003

Introduction to the Short Story

20 credits

EAA108

The Search for Identity

20 credits

EAA505

Technical Theatre

20 credits

EAA011

Writing in History

20 credits

EAA010

Writing Women

20 credits

EAA016

The Essay

10 credits

EAA015

Introduction to Short Narrative

10 credits

EAA002

Women’s Voices

10 credits

  

Part B - Degree Modules

Candidates normally attempt 60 credits in each semester, accumulating 120 credit units over the year. In the course of Semester 1 and Semester 2, candidates may choose module(s) with a total weight of 20 from modules outside of Drama. If such modules are weighted at 10 credits each they may take as few as 50 or as many as 70 credit units in a semester, provided that 120 credit units are accumulated over the year.


Semester 1

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAB155

Brecht: The Critical Stage

20 credits

EAB910

Devised Theatre

20 credits

EAB917

Media Performance

20 credits

EAB505

Movement in Performance

20 credits

EAB918

Revolt Against Fate: Literature and Theatre of the Absurd

20 credits

EAB009

Theatre, Nation and Trauma: Contemporary Irish Drama

20 credits

EAB101

Study Abroad

60 credits

  

Semester 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAB704

Modern and Contemporary British Theatre

20 credits

EAB920

Performing the Absurd (pre-requisite EAB918)

20 credits

EAB904

Playwriting and Dramaturgy

20 credits

EAB033

Puppetry (also available at Part C)

20 credits

EAB034

Voice and Text

20 credits

EAB004

World Theatres

20 credits

EAB101

Semester Abroad

60 credits

Candidates may apply to the Programme Director for permission to undertake an approved course of study at a European University which is a member of the EU-approved Erasmus exchange programme.  Candidates can only apply to take a single semester abroad not a full academic year. The exchange option would be in place of study at Loughborough for a single semester only during Part B of the degree programme.

 

Part I

Four year Sandwich Programme (DPS) route

Candidates will undertake an approved placement leading to the Diploma in Professional Studies. 

Semesters 1 and 2

EAI001

Industrial Training Placement

120 credits

 

Part C - Degree Modules

Candidates normally attempt 60 credits in each semester, accumulating 120 credit units over the year. In accordance with University Regulations, students should take at least 90 credits of C-coded modules in their final year of study.

In the course of Semester 1 and Semester 2, candidates may choose module(s) with a total weight of 20 from modules outside of Drama. If such modules are weighted at 10 credits each they may take as few as 50 or as many as 70 credit units in a semester, provided that 120 credit units are accumulated over the year.

There are no compulsory modules in Part C.

Semesters 1 and 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC950

Research Project

40 credits

Semester 1

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC500

Theatre Practice

40 credits

EAC900

Analysing Work in the Creative Industries

20 credits

EAC221

The Applied Drama Toolkit

20 credits

EAC912

Costume Design

20 credits

EAC504

Theatre of the Fantastic

20 credits

 


Semester 2 

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC500

Theatre Practice (if not taken in Semester 1)

40 credits

EAC953

Adaptation: Page to Screen

20 credits

EAC900

Analysing Work Experience in the Creative Industries (if not taken in Semester 1) 20 credits

EAB033

Puppetry (cannot be taken if completed at Part B)

20 credits

EAC008

Putting Women Centre Stage

20 credits

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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