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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) Drama (2015 and 2016 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

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 School of the Arts, English and Drama
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, 10 Aug 2017 22:05:55 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

All 120 credits are compulsory at Part A

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 60)

EAA911

Acting and the Classics

20 credits

EAA913

How to Read a Play

20 credits

EAA915

Performance Practices

20 credits

Optional - NONE

  


Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 60)

EAA910

Devising for Performance

20 credits

EAA912

The Theatre and its Histories

20 credits

EAA914

From Analysis to Performance

20 credits

Optional - NONE

  

Part B - Degree Modules

Candidates may only choose one practical optional module in each semester.

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. 

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  • Performance and Theatre Practice

  • Theoretical, Technical and Historical Drama

  • Costume, Puppetry and Set Design

In the 2017-2018 academic year the available modules will be:


Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

EAB931

Production 1

20 credits

Optional

EAB033

Puppetry (also available at Part C)

20 credits

EAB155

Brecht: The Critical Stage

20 credits

EAB922

Popular Theatres

20 credits

EAB704

Modern and Contemporary British Theatre

20 credits

EAB101

Study Abroad

60 credits

  

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAB930

Performance Philosophy

20 credits

EAB932

Production 2

20 credits

Optional

EAB034

Voice and Text

20 credits

EAB904

Playwriting and Dramaturgy

20 credits

EAB101

Study Abroad

60 credits

Interdisciplinary Arts options also available in Semester 2:

Candidates may choose to take a module from the following list in place of a module in their main subject area.

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  • History of Art, Architecture and Design

  • Visual Culture

  • Arts Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Publishing

In the 2017-2018 academic year the available modules will be:

EAB012

African American Culture

20 credits

SAB938 Arts Management 20 credits

EAB912

Costume Design 

20 credits

SAB935 Creative Dissent: Protest, Activism and Art 20 credits

EAB114

Elephants and Engines: An Introduction to Creative Writing

20 credits

SAB934

Fashion Theory

20 credits

EAB808 From Print to Digital: Publishing Revolutions 20 credits

EAB110

Introduction to Multimodality

20 credits

SAB933

Material Culture

20 credits

SAB929

19th-Century Bodies

20 credits

EAB050 Philosophy, Literature and the Arts 20 credits
SAB937 Non-Verbal Communication: Body Adornments and new technologies 20 credits
SAB939 Word and Image: Verbo-Visual Exchange in Art and Literature 20 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 may only choose one practical optional module in each semester. 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. 

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  • Performance and Theatre Practice

  • Theoretical, Technical and Historical Drama

  • Costume, Puppetry and Set Design

In the 2017-2018 academic year the available modules will be:

Semesters 1 and 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC950

Research Project

40 credits

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

EAC951

Group Project

20 credits

Optional

EAC900

Analysing Work in the Creative Industries

20 credits

EAB033

Puppetry (cannot be taken if completed at Part B)

20 credits

 


Semester 2 

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAC500

Theatre Practice

40 credits

Optional

EAC900

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

EAC300

Rare Shakespeare

20 credits

EAC225

Dance Theatre

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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