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BA (Hons)Drama and Education Studies

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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Overview

Education Studies at Winchester specialises in looking at educational themes, ideas and practices in the widest possible sense through educational theories and philosophies. Students explore a range of contexts from the classroom and the learner’s experience through to education as a lever for social and political change. Theoretical perspectives are drawn from themes which include gender, citizenship, representation, truth, power, childhood and inclusion.

Modern, philosophical, cultural, social, psychological and historical perspectives are all used as analytical tools to help examine educational debates and a wide variety of educational themes and concepts. Students interrogate the educational process as a whole and seek answers to questions about the purpose, value, misuse and difficulties of education and learning.

Complementing this, Drama 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 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.

In Year 1, Drama modules offer students insight 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 Years 2 and 3, students extend their practical and critical skills emerging as independent learners.

Career opportunities

Graduates work as teachers, education officers in theatres and venues or as practitioners working in theatre, Theatre-in-Education, community drama, applied contexts and drama therapy.

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