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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
• Performance in Context: History and Analysis
• Acting and Performing
• Performance in Context: Culture and Theory
You will take the above module and choose from:
• Curve Company 1
• Popular Performance
• Devised Theatre and Performance
• Drama and the Community
• Drama Research Project or Performance as Research
• Live Art and Experimental Performance
• Curve Company 2
• Engaging with Creative Industries
• Political Performance
• Education and Performing Arts
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Leicester Campus|
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
|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||C - A*||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
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|