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BADrama and Literature

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Study a wide range of dramatic texts, from Ancient Greek times to the present day, and develop an understanding of the principal developments in European Theatre.

You can benefit from our Lakeside Theatre, which has been established as a major venue for excellent drama, known for a commitment to new writing for the stage. Not only do many professional touring companies bring their productions of new plays to our Lakeside Theatre but there has been a wealth of new work produced by our own staff and students. An essential element of our Lakeside Theatre’s programme has been the opportunity it gives you to write or direct new plays, as well as re-define classics and re-discover neglected masterpieces.

Topics covered in our modules include:

- Transforming dramatic texts into dramatic performance
- Comedy, tragedy and the development of genre, both in theory and practice
- Gender and sexual politics on stage
- Writing for theatre
- Translating novels for the screen
- Writing of the US South

Programme structure

Year 1

Text Into Action
Literature: Origins and Transformations
Introduction to Theatre
Understanding Employability: Preparing for Your Future
Contemporary Texts and Contexts (optional)

Year 2

Models of Morality
Models of Misrule (optional)
Approaches to Text (optional)
Creative Media (optional)

Final year

Writing for the Theatre (optional)
Creative Performance (optional)
Dreaming and Writing (optional)
Hollywood Directors (optional)
Independent Literature Project (optional)

Career opportunities

Our graduates go on to become highly-regarded professionals in the cultural industries. Many now teach, while other progress to further research in drama and related subjects. Several graduates have become stage managers at venues across the UK, while others find work in varied areas including journalism, press relations, television production, magazine editing, copywriting, industry, commerce and law.

Recent graduates have been employed as:

A freelance theatre practitioner
A writer
A digital journalist and sub-editor
A business development officer
A journalist

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