Undergraduate study2017

BA (Hons)

Drama

Department of English and Drama

Year of entry: 2017

This course combines the theory and practice of drama. The two approaches are not merely complementary, but are indivisible in the study of drama and theatre at degree level.

  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year

BA (Hons)

Drama

Department of English and Drama

Year of entry: 2017

This course combines the theory and practice of drama. The two approaches are not merely complementary, but are indivisible in the study of drama and theatre at degree level.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • All assessment is project or essay based
  • Option to study abroad
  • 93% of graduates in work or further study (2014 graduates)

This degree course combines the theory and practice of drama. The two approaches are not merely complementary, but are indivisible in the study of drama and theatre at degree level.

The main teaching modes comprise seminar discussion and practical workshop sessions, which 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.

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/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich W401
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time W400
Assessment

The course is assessed solely through coursework, using various methods according to the module being studied. 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.

Graduate destinations

Many of our graduates have entered careers in arts administration, accountancy, advertising, archiving, the civil service, drama, creative arts, journalism, marketing, business development, management, the media (both TV and radio), publishing, research, teaching, social and youth work.

Course structure

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Acting and the Classics
  • How to Read a Play
  • Performance Practices
  • Devising for Performance
  • The Theatre and its Histories
  • Analysis to Performance
Year 2 

Compulsory modules:

  • Production 1
  • Production 2
  • Performance Philosophy

Optional modules:

  • World Theatres
  • Playwriting and Dramaturgy
  • Puppetry
  • Voice and Text
  • Modern and Contemporary British Theatre
  • Popular Theatres
  • Costume Design
  • Brecht: The Critical Stage
  • Renaissance Writings
  • Textile Futures
  • Fashion Theory
  • Art, Activism and Society
  • Urban Visual Culture
  • Wearable Words
Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Final year

Compulsory modules:

  • Group Project
  • Theatre Practice

Optional modules:

  • Research Project
  • Analysing Work Experience in Creative Industries
  • The Applied Drama Toolkit
  • Costume Design
  • Puppetry
  • Theatre of the Fantastic
  • Dance Theatre
  • Gender and the Stage

There are also international exchange courses for study abroad.

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: W401 BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAB - ABB From 3 A levels (General Studies accepted)
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
Additional
For the first year of entry to this course you will be assessed by interview/audition.

UCAS code: W400 BA (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
AAB - ABB From 3 A levels (General Studies accepted)
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
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.

Studying abroad

Our courses enable you to study for a selected period of time in international destinations such as the USA, Canada, Singapore and continental Europe.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: W401

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: W400

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Sarah J

“You aren’t thrown in at the deep end; you have a personal tutor, a peer mentor and academic guidance classes to help you adjust to university so you are never on your own.”

Kabwe K

“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 I

“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 P

“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 T

“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 P

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

Fiona M

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

Beatriz S

“Being an international student, I wanted a place that could offer me all the support I needed whilst living so far from my family and Loughborough does that.”

Catherine M

“What set Loughborough apart from other universities I visited was the clear sense of ‘hall spirit’ and the close yet expansive bonds people seemed to have with each other.”

Charlotte M

“The thrill of having H&M come into the University to review, critique and select possible internship candidates was exciting…”

Christopher L

“You make friends with people from many different backgrounds and learn about places you’ve never even heard of.”

Emma G

“My placement year was spent working for five different companies in three different countries, it was the most beneficial year of my life and I would highly recommend it.”

Hannah K

“Studying at Loughborough has given me the opportunity to meet a variety of diverse, interesting people.”

Helen W

“Every tutorial I take part in is an inspiration – coming to Loughborough is the best decision I have ever made.”

Kelly L

“You can take part in so many sports, charity events, music performances and much more – the Union and student life at Loughborough is amazing.”

Laura H

“I have been inspired by the successes of past students and will be extremely proud to say I have studied at Loughborough University.”

Lily S

“Over the past two years I have established myself as a skilled individual, both technically and personally. Loughborough respects students for who they are and what they want to achieve.”

Rachel H

“I can honestly say that I wouldn’t want to be at any other university – not even if you paid for my tuition!”

Sarah J

“You aren’t thrown in at the deep end; you have a personal tutor, a peer mentor and academic guidance classes to help you adjust to university so you are never on your own.”