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BA (Hons)Drama

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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Drama at Winchester is an exciting and innovative programme that studies theory, performance and production skills – it offers an equal balance between theory and practice.

This Drama course focuses on staging and devising theatre, alongside approaches to applied and community drama.

The course has a contemporary focus but reviews the histories and traditions of theatre and performance, and interrogates what is meant by these in the twenty-first century. The extent to which drama is a tool for social change, and how it can be used within the educational system to enhance learning, can be explored. Throughout the programme, students continually develop their critical thinking to inform theatre-making skills.

There is an emphasis on text-based approaches to staging and devising theatre, along with approaches to applied and community drama. Each approach is explored in relation to various theories including theatre histories, social and cultural perspectives, major movements and theatre practitioners.

Work placement: Students have the opportunity to work in local venues or with graduate and associate companies. Student placements are also available in the fields of drama, theatre in education, and applied and community contexts.

Programme structure

Year 1 offers introductory modules in the theory and practice of drama. Students gain insights into the history of drama, the context in which dramatic production has taken place, how to make theatre, the political underpinning of texts and practices, and the ways in which texts and performances are viewed and interpreted.

In Year 2, students extend their practical and critical skills. The theories and practices that underpin the development of drama are explored, alongside practical aspects of performance. Alongside core modules, students are able to construct an experience of their own from a range of programme-specific modules. Students may also elect to take a module from one of the other programmes in the Department to broaden their skills.

In Year 3, students emerge as independent learners. The Group Project allows students to create small companies to make a major performance or develop an applied/Theatre in Education project. Students also elect a specialist option focused on staff research interests.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States