Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Drama and English Literature [with placement year]

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Course summary

Discover how our societies have shaped and been shaped by English literature, and explore different modes of performancewith our BA (Hons) Drama and English Literature degree in Cambridge. Grow into a confident, versatile and exciting drama practitioner, while exploring classic literature and genres ranging from sci-fito children’s books. You’ll work on public-productions and smaller-scale projects, exploring drama practices and texts from the 20th century onwardsas well as working on original pieces. Alongside this, you’ll explore many other subjects including history, politics, philosophy andreligion as well as developing your literacy and communication skills. Your deeper understanding of literary texts will improve your ability to interpret dramatic texts and your performance skills. Our BA (Hons) Drama and English Literature degree lets you weight your studies to your own interests and career goals. Prepare for a career in the arts or fields such as teaching - and get ready to change the way others see the world. Understanding the importance of literature and drama to society is the main focus of our BA (Hons) Drama and English Literature degree. Here at ARU, the focus is on an experiential, 'learning-through-doing' programme. Your degree will see you choosing from arange of career-focused optional modules, completing either a 100% practical drama Major Project or an English literature one,and graduating with a professionally produced showreel and portfolio. Connect with Cambridge’s performance scene through our links to local networks such as Cambridge Arts Network andCambridge Live. You’ll have the chance to perform in public venues around Cambridge as well as in our own Mumford Theatreand Covent Garden Studio. Experience being part of a professional troupe with the Anglia Ruskin Community Theatre Company, and take the chance toperform and collaborate with other creative industries students. Take the opportunity to go on field trips and attend productions to broaden your real-world experience. We’ll also support you tofind placements and work experience Improve your creative and critical writing skills, and develop your technical and production skills in our specialist facilities. Our technical officers will be on hand to offer help and support. You might even choose to study abroad for a trimester. There’s funding available to help cover the cost. Our courses are delivered through teaching and learning methods which provide students with the widest possible exposure to amodern and innovative higher education experience.These methods vary and could include attendance at lectures and seminars, undertaking laboratory exercises or work-basedactivities, practical work, performances, presentations, field trips, other relevant visits and e-learning through Canvas, our onlinelearning management system.Each course is divided into a number of ‘modules’ which focus on particular areas, each of which has a specific approach to itsdelivery. This information is published to students for each module they take via the Module Definition Form (MDF) and Canvas.

Course details


Year 1: A History of English Literature 1: Writing Matters. Studio Performance.A History of English Literature 2: Reading Literature and Theory. Staging and Production. Year 2: Ruskin Module.Making Performance.The European Novel: Desire and Transgression.Community Theatre Performance Year 3: Work Placement (Cambridge School of Creative Industries) Year 4: Festival of Performance Optional Modules Year 2: Writing World War One: Trauma, Memory, Resistance.Romantic Conflicts.Principles of Dramatherapy.Physical Theatre.Science Fiction.A Module from the Anglia Language Programme.Victorian Literature and Culture.Dialogue and Debate: More to Milton.Modernism and the City.Performing Shakespeare.Practice as Research.Scenes and Shorts Year 4: Undergraduate Major Project.Undergraduate Major Project in English.Spectacle and Representation in Renaissance Drama. Elizabeth Gaskell and the Brontes.Renaissance Magic.Site-Specific and Immersive Theatre.TV Drama Production.Careers with English. Literature and Exile: Displacement, Identity, Self.Romantic Ideals.Contemporary Fiction.New Media Discourse.Theorising Children's Literature.Workshop Facilitation.Provocations

Assessment method

You’ll show your progress on the course through a combination of essays, reports, oral presentations, and studio/publicperformance, as well as a major project involving practice-based research techniques.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note the fee for the placement year is £1250 (This is a provisional fee and subject to change) 2022 international fees are to be confirmed
Drama and English Literature [with placement year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS