Undergraduate study2017

BA (Hons)

Drama with Business Studies

Department of English and Drama

Year of entry: 2017

If you are passionate about both the theoretical and practical elements of Drama, and also looking to learn the theory behind setting up and running a business then this course is suited to you.

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BA (Hons)

Drama with Business Studies

Department of English and Drama

Year of entry: 2017

If you are passionate about both the theoretical and practical elements of Drama, and also looking to learn the theory behind setting up and running a business then this course is suited to you.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • The Business School is consistently rated in the UK Top-10
  • 93% of graduates in work or further study  (2014 graduates)
  • All assessment is project or essay based

The course is particularly appropriate if you are interested in a career in arts administration, or in running your own company in the creative industries.

In Drama, you will explore play texts, theoretical writings, performance traditions and techniques, and examine the theatre’s role and function in society throughout history.

European, American and non-Western theatre traditions are studied as well as British theatre. Modules in film production, and playwriting are also available. Practical work takes place primarily in the Department’s theatre and studios and all practical modules include exploration of technical theatre, lighting, sound, set and costume.

Your studies will take place in a variety of learning environments, including seminars, workshops, lectures, group work with peers, and one-to-one tutorials. Our teaching centres on a commitment to small-group teaching and all of our modules offer this as a component. Outside of scheduled teaching times our academic staff are available for face-to-face meetings, essay feedback and support sessions, and for meetings with Personal Tutees. Students benefit from our Virtual Learning Environment (employing additional learning opportunities through online quizzes, discussion boards and blogs) and library facilities, as well as other research and study environments.

Practical work takes place primarily in the Department’s theatre and studios and the main teaching modes comprise seminar discussion and practical workshop sessions. The Sir Robert Martin Theatre seats an audience of up to 300 and has a proscenium arch, which is easily adapted to accommodate other forms of production. The Leonard Dixon Studio and the Stanley Evernden Studio are flexible spaces seating up to 86 and 45 respectively. 

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BA (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich WN41
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time W4N1
Business studies

Students study specialist Business School modules in human resource management, finance, marketing, strategic management and entrepreneurship.

Assessment

The Drama course is assessed solely through coursework, using various methods to encourage students to develop a broad set of skills and competencies. Methods include: essays/reflective work, seminar participation, online in-class tests, annotated bibliographies, performance projects, in-class presentations, research projects, workbook/log books, group work & peer assessments and dissertation.

Business School modules are assessed using group work, presentations and examinations.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have entered careers in arts administration, accountancy, advertising, the civil service, local Government, the City, creative arts, journalism, marketing, management, the media (both TV and radio), personnel work, business and finance, publishing, teaching, law, social and youth work.

Course structure

Year 1

In Year 1 our core modules will introduce you to all aspects of the subject and provide you with the skills you need for the rest of your degree studies. In Drama modules develop core performance skills across a range of periods and styles and introduce you to reflective and critical practices enhanced by the study of the history of theatre across cultures.

Compulsory Drama modules:

  • Performance Practices
  • Analysis to Performance
  • How to read a Play
  • The Theatre and its Histories 

Compulsory Business School modules:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Law
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Organisational Behaviour
Year 2

In year 2 your Drama modules deepen your theoretical knowledge and broadens the understanding of theatre across a variety of performance practices. You can choose to develop your acting skills or focus on textual and theoretical study of theatre.

Compulsory Drama modules:

  • Production 1
  • Performance Philosophy

Compulsory Business School modules:

  • The Marketing Mix
  • Accounting for Business
  • Principles of Marketing

 Optional modules:

  • Puppetry
  • Voice and Text
  • Modern Contemporary British Theatre
  • Playwriting and Dramaturgy
  • World Theatre
  • Costume Design
  • Popular Theatres
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Company Finance
  • The Contemporary Business Environment
  • Textile Futures
  • Fashion Theory
  • Art, Activism and Society
  • Urban Visual Culture
  • Wearable Words
Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Final year

In the final year, our modules give you the opportunity to broaden your studies and specialise even further in your own areas of interest. Drama modules offer you a variety of options that can focus entirely on practical work, especially in the Theatre Practice module, or develop your textual skills a range of theoretical modules. The opportunity to develop your CV through work experience is also a popular choice. The wide range of course choices (some of which are listed below) are taught from our tutors’ research specialisms and present you with the most current knowledge and theories. 

Compulsory Business School modules:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Fundamentals of Strategic Management
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills

Optional modules:

  • Analysing Work Experience
  • Applied Drama Toolkit
  • Dance Theatre
  • Theatre of the Fantastic
  • Research Project
  • Theatre Practice
  • Gender and the Stage

Please note that optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

Please note that optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: WN41 BA (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAB - ABB from 3 A Levels (General Studies accepted)
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? No
SQA AH
AB including Drama, plus Highers at majority B grades
IB
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 5 at HL in English or Theatre Arts
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM (plus a piece of written work if not offered alongside an A-Level)
Additional
For the first year of entry to this course you will be assessed by interview/audition.

UCAS code: W4N1 BA (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
AAB - ABB from 3 A Levels (General Studies accepted)
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? No
SQA AH
AB including Drama, plus Highers at majority B grades
IB
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 5 at HL in English or Theatre Arts
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM (plus a piece of written work if not offered alongside an A-Level)
Additional
For the first year of entry to this course you will be assessed by interview/audition.

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band A course) £14,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Professional placement (sandwich) year

We have strong industry links which help our students secure year-long and flexible work placements in the UK and internationally. These placements are an invaluable opportunity to advance your skills, and apply your knowledge to a working environment.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BA (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: WN41

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: W4N1

Our students

Kabwe Kaoma

“I really enjoy the freedom and flexibility of our course. Tutors encourage you to explore whatever brief or production method you believe is viable.”

Naomi Ison

“I was attracted to Loughborough because of the great facilities and I found the standard of work students produced was amazing. It was inspiring and innovative and I wanted to be a part of that.”

Reece Perkins

“The support given to you in Fine Art is second to none. Throughout my time I have been able to create ambitious projects with the help of the technical tutors in the department.”

Valentina Tikhonova

“The University is very innovative and open minded and there are a lot of facilities on campus where I can learn and practice. Loughborough has helped me to push my artistic and designer boundaries.”

Aaron Price

“Nobody does the social, personal and academic experience together like Loughborough and I can’t imagine being a student at any other university.”

Fiona McRoberts

“I enjoy the practical opportunities that we are given on a day-to-day basis alongside the potential to try something new.”

Kabwe Kaoma

“I really enjoy the freedom and flexibility of our course. Tutors encourage you to explore whatever brief or production method you believe is viable.”

Naomi Ison

“I was attracted to Loughborough because of the great facilities and I found the standard of work students produced was amazing. It was inspiring and innovative and I wanted to be a part of that.”

Reece Perkins

“The support given to you in Fine Art is second to none. Throughout my time I have been able to create ambitious projects with the help of the technical tutors in the department.”

Valentina Tikhonova

“The University is very innovative and open minded and there are a lot of facilities on campus where I can learn and practice. Loughborough has helped me to push my artistic and designer boundaries.”

Aaron Price

“Nobody does the social, personal and academic experience together like Loughborough and I can’t imagine being a student at any other university.”

Fiona McRoberts

“I enjoy the practical opportunities that we are given on a day-to-day basis alongside the potential to try something new.”