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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) Drama (2017 to 2019 entry)

Academic Year: 2019/20

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 + DINTS
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)or an approved study at a university abroad leading to the award of the Diploma in International Studies (DINTS). 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 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:16:36 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 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

Languages of Theatre: 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: The Making of Performance 

20 credits

EAA914

From Analysis to Performance

20 credits

Optional - NONE

  

Part B - Degree Modules

In the course of Semester 1 and Semester 2, candidates may choose module(s) with a total weight of 20 outside of Drama. 

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  • Performance and Theatre Practice

  • Theoretical, Technical and Historical Drama

     

In the 2019-2020 academic year the available modules will be:


Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

EAB931

Production 1

20 credits

Optional

EAB004

World Theatres

20 credits

EAB922

Popular Theatres

20 credits

EAB933

Theatre and Education

20 credits

  

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAB930

Performance Philosophy: Rethinking Contemporary Theatre

20 credits

EAB932

Production 2

20 credits

Optional

EAB034

Voice and Text

20 credits

EAB904

Writing for Stage and Screen

20 credits

 

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
  • Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Publishing

In the 2019-2020 academic year the available modules will be:

 

EAB012

African American Culture

 

20 credits

EAB017

America at War

 

20 credits

EAB065

Psychiatric Stories: Madness in Literature and Culture

20 credits

EAB401

Culture, Society and Technology

20 credits

EAB713

Making it New: Modernist Avant Garde Art, Literature, and Culture

20 credits

EAB809

From Print to Digital: Publishing Revolutions

 

20 credits

SAB933

Material Culture

 

20 credits

SAB934

Fashion Theory

 

20 credits

SAB935

Creative Dissent, Protest, Activism and Art

 

20 credits

SAB937

Experiential Design: Body Adornments and New Technologies

 

20 credits

SAB938

Arts Management

 

20 credits

 

Part I

DPS route

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

Semesters 1 and 2

EAI001

Industrial Training Placement (DPS, non-credit bearing)

120 credits

 

OR

DIntS Route

Candidates will undertake an approved study placement at a partner institution outside the United Kingdom leading to the Diploma in International Studies.

Semesters 1 and 2

 

SAI002

International University Placement (DIntS, non-credit bearing)

       120 credits

EUI002

Work Placement (DIntS, non-credit bearing)

120 credits 

Participation in either a work or study placement is subject to School approval and satisfactory academic performance during Parts A and B.

Part C - Degree Modules

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 outside of Drama. 

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  • Performance and Theatre Practice

  • Theoretical, Technical and Historical Drama

     

In the 2019-2020 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: Theatre in the Community

20 credits

Optional

EAC900

Analysing Work Experience

20 credits

EAC902

Class Power and Performance on Stage and Screen

20 credits

EAC920

Performing the Absurd

20 credits

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAC500

Theatre Practice

40 credits

Optional

EAC210

Better Worlds?: Utopian and Dystopian Texts and Contexts

20 credits

EAC225

Dance Theatre

20 credits

EAC300

Adapting Shakespeare

20 credits

EAC900

Analysing Work Experience (if not taken in Semester 1)

20 credits

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 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. 

5.2 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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