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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) Drama with Business Studies (2017 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 with Business Studies
Programme code EAUB11
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 W4N1 / WN41
Admissions criteria

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

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:49:29 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide an intellectually stimulating environment in which students can develop the critical and practical skills of Drama and Business management.
  • To enhance students’ career and employment prospects by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme.
  • To ensure that graduates are trained to think independently, to reason critically, to weigh the importance of alternative arguments and perspectives, and to analyse critically different forms of discourse.

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 General Business and Management.
  • 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:

  • Substantial knowledge of a range of classical and contemporary Drama with an awareness of the role of culture in a changing performance landscape.
  • An understanding and practical experience of a range of research methods.
  • The ability to compare theatre institutions, structures and practices historically and geographically.
  • An ability to grasp the epistemological underpinnings of different research traditions in Drama.
  • An understanding of theories, principles and practice, developed from study of core management areas of human resources, finance, marketing and organisational behaviour.
  • Knowledge of the importance of policy, planning and management in business. The behaviour, management and development of people within organisations.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:

  • Appreciate the central role in culture of Drama and have gained rhetorical skills of effective communication and argument using speech, writing and other forms.
  • Apply Drama and theatre studies concepts and theories.
  • Use critical thinking, analysis and syntheses to evaluate and apply concepts and insights from business disciplines, including comprehension of complex scenarios.
  • Relate theory to practice.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Locate and retrieve information using a range of resources.
  • Design and perform practical projects.
  • Present cogent and persuasive arguments both in oral and written form.
  • Create, evaluate and/or assess a range of options in a business situation, applying ideas and knowledge from a variety of sources.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should have acquired the following skills:

  • Effective communication
  • Effective organisational and time-management skills
  • Effective use of information technology
  • Numeracy skills
  • Effective team-working skills

4. Programme structure

Part A - Introductory Modules

Semester 1 Drama Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAA913

How to Read a Play

20 credits

EAA915

Performance Practices

20 credits

Optional - NONE


Semester 2 Drama Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAA912

The Theatre and its Histories

20 credits

EAA914

From Analysis to Performance

20 credits

Optional - NONE

 

Semester 1 Business Modules

Compulsory  (total modular weight 20)

BSA505

Organisational Behaviour

10 credits

BSA050

Introduction to Management

10 credits

Optional - NONE


Semester 2 Business Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

BSA506

Management of Human Resources

10 credits

BSA026

Principles of Law

10 credits

Optional - NONE

 

Part B - Degree Modules

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 Drama Modules

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

EAB704

Modern and Contemporary British Theatre

20 credits

EAB922

Popular Theatres

20 credits

 

Semester 2 Drama Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

EAB930

Performance Philosophy

20 credits

Optional

EAB034

Voice and Text

20 credits

EAB904

Playwriting and Dramaturgy

20 credits

 


Semester 1 Business Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

BSB530

Accounting for Business

10 credits

BSB560

Principles of Marketing

10 credits

Optional - NONE

 

Semester 2 Business Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 10)

BSB562

The Marketing Mix

10 credits

Optional

BSB532

Accounting for Managers

10 credits

BSB550

Company Finance

10 credits

  

Interdisciplinary Arts options also available in Semester 2:

 

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

 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

EAB809

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

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.

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 Drama Modules

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC950

Research Project

40 credits

Semester 1 Drama Modules

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC500

Theatre Practice

40 credits

EAC900

Analysing Work Experience in the Creative Industries

20 credits

EAB033

Puppetry (cannot be taken in completed at Part B)

20 credits

 

Semester 2 Drama Modules

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAC900

Analysing Work Experience in the Creative Industries (if not taken in semester 1)

20 credits

EAC225

Dance Theatre

20 credits

EAC300

Rare Shakespeare

20 credits

  


Semester 1 Business Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

BSC522

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

10 credits

BSC565

Fundamentals of Strategic Management

10 credits

Optional - NONE

Semester 2 Business Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

BSC524

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Planning

10 credits

BSC575

Leadership and Interpersonal Skills

10 credits

Optional - NONE

 

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.

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

- to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, 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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