Drama (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

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Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 25/10/2018

This course is an excellent foundation for practical careers in teaching, devising or the application of performance techniques in a variety of contexts, studied alongside another area of your interest through a Joint Honours degree.

Our Drama course emphasises the use of drama in education, educational and youth theatre, and applied performance approaches that will connect you with national and global practice. You will experience innovative strategies in teaching and learning through drama via an intensive exploration that encompasses practical and theoretical approaches, and performance styles from a range of historical and cultural perspectives.

Course

Highlights

  • Intensive approach to the specialist study.
  • Professional links both locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Work with industry professionals including world leaders in educational drama and theatre practices.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Work Experience

You will go on placements in regional and national theatres as well as applied and touring theatre companies so that you can experience first-hand, professional work in the creative and performance industries. Roles can include shadowing directors, teachers, youth theatre facilitators, stage-managers, costume and set-designers, lighting technicians, tour managers, theatre administrators and so on.

Course Details

You will develop knowledge of a range of practices including Process Drama, Story Drama, Applied Performance, Community Theatre, improvisation, devising, and adapting material for a range of young audiences, as well as essential literary skills required for textual interpretation, writing and critical analysis. You will have access to excellent studio facilities and Northampton’s nationally recognised Royal and Derngate as well as our own BA (Hons) Acting student productions. The dynamic relationship with the Royal and Derngate provides many exciting possibilities for developing practical skills in Youth Theatre leadership and Children’s Theatre in particular.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This rigorous and comprehensive course provides an excellent foundation for entry into the competitive professional and academic field of drama. You will be able to go into a range of careers, as a teacher, youth theatre facilitator, director, stage manager, dramaturge, writer, theatre journalist, community arts administrator and practitioner, as well as FE and HE lecturer in the discipline.

You will graduate with this course with valuable transferable skills, giving you the opportunity to find work outside the arts at managerial level. If you want to carry on along the academic route, you could go on to study an MA or PhD.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Some experience of practice and theories in the field of drama, theatre and performance is recommended – although not essential. All qualified applicants will be invited to a workshop and interview.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Histories and Cultures of Theatre (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: DRA1022
    Core Module Y
  • Creating Theatre: Devising, Writing, Adapting (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: DRA1023
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

  • intensive approach to the specialist study of educational drama/theatre and Applied Performance
  • highly qualified and dynamic staff with professional practical experience
  • a wide variety of work with industry professionals including world leaders in educational drama and theatre practices
  • professional links both locally, nationally and internationally
  • six fully equipped drama studios which includes two large flexible performance spaces where diverse staging can be explored[1]
  • friendly and supportive atmosphere
  • links with professional theatre companies including the prestigious Royal and Derngate theatre, small theatres and practitioners
  • a technical unit in the Acting and Drama Subject area where students may borrow equipment
  • a huge resource library with the latest volumes on drama, theatre, performance and multi-media and a designated academic librarian

Student Story

Sydney Smith: Drama and Media Graduate

From Northampton to the West End, Sydney talks about making the most of your university time.

Hear what Drama and Media graduate Sydney Smith had to say about his time at the University of Northampton. Watch the video here.

Changing Futures Week

Industry trips and tricks

Our annual Changing Futures Week is an exciting event and an excellent opportunity for our students to explore the potential of their course and understand where their university experience can lead them beyond graduation. It offers a unique chance to network with high profile industry professionals from the arts, TV, film, fashion and more.

Take a look at the 2016 Changing Futures Week video, which highlights just some of the creative industry guests who attended to share knowledge and insights with students about the reality of working and life after university.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,500

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Joint Honours Study

If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

Read more…


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Updated 25/10/2018

  • This course is an excellent foundation for practical careers in teaching, devising or the application of performance techniques in a variety of contexts, studied alongside another area of your interest through a Joint Honours degree.

    Our Drama course emphasises the use of drama in education, educational and youth theatre, and applied performance approaches that will connect you with national and global practice. You will experience innovative strategies in teaching and learning through drama via an intensive exploration that encompasses practical and theoretical approaches, and performance styles from a range of historical and cultural perspectives.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Intensive approach to the specialist study.
    • Professional links both locally, nationally and internationally.
    • Work with industry professionals including world leaders in educational drama and theatre practices.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • You will develop knowledge of a range of practices including Process Drama, Story Drama, Applied Performance, Community Theatre, improvisation, devising, and adapting material for a range of young audiences, as well as essential literary skills required for textual interpretation, writing and critical analysis. You will have access to excellent studio facilities and Northampton’s nationally recognised Royal and Derngate as well as our own BA (Hons) Acting student productions. The dynamic relationship with the Royal and Derngate provides many exciting possibilities for developing practical skills in Youth Theatre leadership and Children’s Theatre in particular.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Work Experience

    You will go on placements in regional and national theatres as well as applied and touring theatre companies so that you can experience first-hand, professional work in the creative and performance industries. Roles can include shadowing directors, teachers, youth theatre facilitators, stage-managers, costume and set-designers, lighting technicians, tour managers, theatre administrators and so on.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      This rigorous and comprehensive course provides an excellent foundation for entry into the competitive professional and academic field of drama. You will be able to go into a range of careers, as a teacher, youth theatre facilitator, director, stage manager, dramaturge, writer, theatre journalist, community arts administrator and practitioner, as well as FE and HE lecturer in the discipline.

      You will graduate with this course with valuable transferable skills, giving you the opportunity to find work outside the arts at managerial level. If you want to carry on along the academic route, you could go on to study an MA or PhD.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Some experience of practice and theories in the field of drama, theatre and performance is recommended – although not essential. All qualified applicants will be invited to a workshop and interview.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Histories and Cultures of Theatre (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: DRA1022
      Core Module Y
    • Creating Theatre: Devising, Writing, Adapting (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: DRA1023
      Core Module Y
    • Sydney Smith: Drama and Media Graduate

      From Northampton to the West End, Sydney talks about making the most of your university time.

      Hear what Drama and Media graduate Sydney Smith had to say about his time at the University of Northampton. Watch the video here.

    • Industry trips and tricks

      Our annual Changing Futures Week is an exciting event and an excellent opportunity for our students to explore the potential of their course and understand where their university experience can lead them beyond graduation. It offers a unique chance to network with high profile industry professionals from the arts, TV, film, fashion and more.

      Take a look at the 2016 Changing Futures Week video, which highlights just some of the creative industry guests who attended to share knowledge and insights with students about the reality of working and life after university.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,500

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

    Read more…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour