University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Gain an in'depth understanding of practice and theory with our stimulating range of innovative modules. ' You will have opportunities to gain work experience in teaching or in creative arts organisations (recent opportunities were with The People Show, Chelsea Theatre and Live Art Development Agency). ' Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015) ' Roehampton is ranked in the top three in London and top 20 in the UK for English and Creative Writing (Guardian University Guide 2016). ' Our vibrant and diverse curriculum covers traditional subjects such as Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte and Charles Dickens, as well as engaging with more contemporary topics, such as gender, multiculturalism, protest literature, and reading in the digital age.

Course Modules

Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Year 1: thinking through theatre; stages and staging 1; stages and staging 2; engaging performance 1 (questioning performance); engaging performance 2 (performance fieldwork); contemporary professional practices. Year 2: critical frameworks; arguments for comedy; riots, censorship and offence ; representing women (feminist perspectives on drama, theatre and performance); theatre and the American dream; race, ethnicity and representation; community drama and theatre; mapping modern drama; postmodernism and performance; music, theatre and performance; modernism, performance and the avant'garde; contemporary British drama; performance and live art; classical Greek and roman drama in context; staging gender (Shakespeare to Behn); in the beginning was sound; new media in performance; early modern practice; performance, culture and the poetics of the everyday: field methods in performance studies; contemporary devising strategies; adaptation for the theatre; installation art; voice in dramatic performance; approaches to directing; practical approaches to acting; design and scenography; studio theatre production; site specific theatre production. Year 3: theatre and drama for the young; stages of terror; theatre and landscape; performance, gender and sexuality; staging multicultural Britain (performance in a postcolonial perspective); the non'human in performance; the theatre image; theatre and religion; leisure industries, escape and experience; theatre on the move; food and performance; Shakespeare on screen; drama of the 60's counter'culture; race writes representation; Shakespeare and contemporary performance; performance in an age of hip hop; Romani/gypsy cultures in performance; theatre criticism; advanced theatre practices; text workshop; performing failure; performing non'fiction (biographical performance); performing comedy; group production project; applied theatre/community performance: perspectives and methods; work placement; performance practice as research; playwriting; performance documentation; dissertation; extended dissertation; special topic. English Literature Year 1: introduction to literary studies; critical skills; reading and danger; master and slave; London in literature; literature and childhood. Year 2: medieval literature 850'1500; early modern literature, 1500'1700; the 18nth century; the romantic period 1789'1831; Victorian literature 1830'1900; American literature to 1900; literature and empire; literature 1900'1950. Optional modules: literature and empire 1; literature and empire 2; utopia and dystopia: swift to wells; origins and developments of children's literature; early modern literature, 1500'1700; early American literature 1 (colonial period ' 1865); early American literature 2 (1865'1900); literature and plague; early 20th century literature; mid'20th century literature; early medieval literature; later medieval literature; the restoration and the early 18th century; the early romantic period; early Victorian literature; later Victorian literature; eco'criticism and Canadian literature; the mid'18th century; the later romantic period; the history, theory and performance of stand'up comedy; gothic and fantastic literature; travel writing; about reading. Year 3: dissertation. Optional modules: literature 1960 to the present day; 20th century American literature 1; 20th century American literature 2; literature and addiction in the c20th; tragedy 1; tragedy 2; William Blake and the 20th century; writing multi'cultural Britain: from Sam Selvon to Zadie Smith; writing by women of colour; the literature of food; staging gender (Shakespeare to Behn); Shakespeare as literary dramatist; the Shakespearean stage (theatre, text, society); (un)homely spaces in fiction; laughing Victorians; comparative religion and literature; literature, history, protest; literature and cinema; discovery space (early modern theatre); subversive children's literature; postmodern plunder (rewriting classic narratives); reading literary theory; the Indian novel in English; classical Greek literature in translation; working class fiction; writing race and identity: contemporary Canadian writing; 20th century dystopian fiction; reading the American south (race, gender and memory); Charles Dickens; poetics of surveillance; crime fiction; graphic narratives.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 128
  • International Baccalaureate 27
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 128
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

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