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BAEnglish and Theatre

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Overview

As an English and Theatre student, you take a compulsory module in both your degree subjects in each semester.

In the first year, your compulsory Theatre modules are Theatre Practice: Interpreting Texts and Theatre Practice: Making Texts; these modules explore dramatic texts, and alternative methods of performance-making such as devising, through a combination of practice, research and discussion.

Your English Literature modules are Studying Prose and Studying Poetry. These are designed to make you rethink the study of poetry, narrative and literary theory. There are optional modules in theatre, film studies, creative writing and critical contexts, or you can take modules in other subjects offered outside the School.

In the second and third years, you’ll take core Theatre modules exploring performance in history, and contemporary performance practices; you’ll also do at least one practice-based research project and present an original individual or group performance in your final year.

In English Literature, you’ll study major periods and writers from the Renaissance to the Restoration, through the 18th century and Romanticism to Modernism and contemporary literature.

There are chances to work with the local community through projects such as Storying Sheffield, which empowers local people to tell the stories of their lives; for modules such as Theatre in Social Contexts, students regularly work with school children, or in the city’s museums. You could also apply to study abroad in your second year: we have exchange agreements with universities in the USA and Europe.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

Studying Poetry
Studying Prose
Theatre Practice: Interpreting Texts
Theatre Practice: Making Texts
Arts and Humanities Faculty Challenge – ThinkCreate

Second year

Core modules:

Theatre Practice: Performance I
Theatre Practice: Performance II

Optional modules:

Adaptation: Theory and Practice
America in the 1960s
Applied Theatre Design and Production
British Theatre Since 1960
Christopher Marlowe
Creative Writing Poetry 2
Creative Writing Prose Fiction 2
Criticism and Literary Theory
Darwin and the Nineteenth-Century Novel
European Gothic
Genre
Good Books: Intertextual Approaches to Literature and the Bible
Introduction to Middle English
Introduction to Modern Irish
Introduction to Old English
John Donne
Literary Mad Scientists: From Frankenstein to Einstein
Literature and Nonsense
Love and Death: The Films of Woody Allen
Post-War British Realist Cinema
Radical Texts: transforming performance, 1920s to the present
Renaissance Literature
Representing the Holocaust
Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature
Satire and Print in the Eighteenth Century
Secrets and Lies:Victorian Life-Writing
The History of Persuasion
Writing the Real

Third year

Core modules:

Theatre Practice: Performance Essay

Optional modules:

Afro-American Literature 1: Beginnings to the Harlem Renaissance
Afro-American Literature 2: 1940 to the Present
America and the Avant-Garde, 1950’s-1990’s
Byron and Shelley
Contemporary British Theatre
Contemporary Literature
Creative Writing Poetry 3
Dissertation
Fin de siècle Gothic
Imagining the North
Modern Literature
No Animals were Harmed in the Making of this Module: Animals in Film
Project Module
Romantic and Victorian Poetry
Romantic and Victorian Prose
Sappho’s Granddaughters: Poetry by Women 1789-1901
Sex and Decadence in Restoration Theatre
The Elegy
Theatre Practice: Research Project – Applied Theatre
Theatre Practice: Research Project – Ensemble
Theatre Practice: Research Project – Texts
Theory/Contingency
War on Screen
Women Playwrights on the International Stage: 1880s-1930s
Women/Self/Writing: Women’s Autobiography, c.1400 – Present
Writing Fiction 3

Career opportunities

Teaching is a popular option for those who want to make direct use of their subject knowledge. Others apply the transferable skills they have acquired in many different sectors. Their job titles include Radio Presenter, Charity Administrator, Retail Management Trainee, Copywriter, Language Assistant, Marketing Officer, TV Researcher, Parliamentary Researcher, Press Assistant, Learning Disabilities Key Worker, Informatics Assistant, Recruitment Consultant, Assistant Brand Manager, Audit Associate, HR Assistant, Assistant Export Administrator, Public Relations Account Executive, and Pastoral Support Worker.

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

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States