University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

**Our degree in drama and English literature will give you the opportunity to get inspired by important works of literature while learning to write, direct and perform.**

**Why study this at Greenwich?**

* Allows you to combine the study of drama with that of English literature

* Half of your degree will be based on Greenwich Campus and half at our drama space, Bathway Theatre in Woolwich, south-east London.

* Drama modules focus on live performance ranging from contemporary performance skills to modern dramatic texts and technical theatre

* All drama modules combine theory and practice, so you can acquire expertise in performing, theatre making, critical writing and public speaking

* English Literature modules look at the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received

This programme will allow you to combine the study of drama with that of English Literature. Drama at Greenwich offers a grounding in the history, theory and practice of theatre to enhance your understanding of contemporary theatre environments and practice. Modules range widely from dramatic literature and history to those that engage with specific performance practices such as applied drama, physical theatre and playwriting. All courses combine theory and practice and provide students with opportunities to develop their performance skills, improve their writing and public speaking, acquire technical expertise, and experiment with new approaches to theatre performance and research. Students engage in theatre-making as writers, technicians, directors and performers throughout the degree.

The English literature component of the programme emphasises literature written since 1800, and 'English literature' is interpreted broadly to include drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry, visual art and theatre. The programme looks at the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received.

Drama has its own building with specialist performance and rehearsal spaces as well as technical areas and equipment.

**Aims**

The aims of the programme are:

* To encourage you to think critically about the study of drama and English literature in relation to your own intellectual and professional interests

* To further your understanding of literature and performance within social, historical and cultural contexts through practice, research and experience

* To provide a grounding in English literature from the Renaissance to the present day

* To advance knowledge of a range of theatre practitioners and specific performance practices.

Course Modules

**Year 1**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Literary Forms of Representation (30 credits)

* Scenography, Production and Technical Theatre (30 credits)

* Performance Skills and Practices (30 credits)

* The Canon: A Short History of Western Literature (30 credits)

**Year 2**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Literature in Context: Fiction since 1800 (30 credits)

* Modern Stages (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

* Applied Drama (30 credits)

* Physical Theatre and the Body (30 credits)

* Contemporary Performance Practices (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

* American Fictions (30 credits)

* International Bestsellers (30 credits)

* Shakespeare, Then and Now (30 credits)

**Year 3**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Literature and Publishing Since 1820 (30 credits)

* Other Stages (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

* Drama Production (30 credits)

* Performing Place and Spaces of Participation (30 credits)

* Drama: Creative Project (30 credits)

* Work Placement (LTT) Level 6 (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

* The Literature of the Gothic (30 credits)

* English in World Literatures: Postcolonial and Transnational Writing (30 credits)

* Contemporary Writing and Critical Theory (30 credits)

* Contemporary British Theatre (30 credits)

* School for Scandal: The Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (30 credits)

* Dissertation (LLT) (30 credits)

* Work Placement (LTT) Level 6 (30 credits)

Start Date:

16/09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees