De Montfort University

Drama and English Literature De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Drama at DMU will allow you to combine performance, theory and contextual study. Our wide variety of modules will give you the opportunity to engage creatively and critically with research and the practices of drama and performance, whether devised or scripted. Your engagement is informed by contemporary methods of performance making, historical theatrical traditions and current scholarly thinking. Your practical work takes place in our superb suite of studios and rehearsal rooms. Drama and English emphasises both disciplines’ interest in written texts and English at DMU combines traditional and innovative modules, from Chaucer and Shakespeare to contemporary literature and film adaptations.

Recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts
with superb facilities providing eight studios and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for performance-based learning activities
Lively curriculum
giving you the opportunity to engage critically with research and the practices of drama, theatre and performance.
Creative and educational partnerships
including Leicester’s Curve theatre where you can take part in internships, placements and work on professional co-productions
Extensive performance opportunities
including Exit Souls: The Drama Festival which showcases students’ work to a public audience each year
International opportunity
through #DMUglobal where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience

Course details


Year One
• Acting, Scripting, Directing: A Practical Introduction to Drama
• Texts and Stages

Year Two
• Drama and Theory
• Devising
• Naturalism and Anti-naturalism
• Shakespeare in Performance
• Drama and the Community

Year Three
• Drama Research Project or Practice as Research
• Writing for Performance
• Live Art
• Engaging with Creative Industries
• Popular and Political Theatre
• Education and Performing Arts

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam.

Drama staff have expertise in a number of different fields, including: Shakespeare in performance, popular theatre, applied drama, directing, language and performance, 20th-century modernist drama and the avant-guarde, 20th-century women playwrights, performer training, performance and documentation, theatre and translation, performance and the body, gender and performance, live art and contemporary performance practice.

Visiting lecturers, actors, practitioners, directors and theatre companies further enhance your learning. We are dedicated to the student experience more widely, and run extra and co-curricular activities and events throughout the year.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code QWJ4
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points - From at least 2 A Levels including grade C or above in A Level English Language or Literature
- Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature
A level A* - C in English Language or Literature
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM preferably including grade B or above in English Language or Literature
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.

Provider information

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