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Study writing from Shakespeare to science fiction, and Wordsworth to women’s literature. Sharpen your performance skills in our dedicated drama studios and full-size theatre. As well as developing your academic knowledge, this course will prepare you for a range of careers.
Our Drama and English Literature course is ideal if you’re fascinated by both subjects and want to pursue a career in fields such as teaching, journalism, television and radio, and more.
Our Drama modules focus on 20th-century and contemporary performance practice. You’ll work on public productions as well as smaller scale projects – sometimes alongside students from other courses, developing collaborative approaches to your creative work.
Meanwhile, our English Literature modules will allow you to balance your study of traditional writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Dickens and Woolf with an exploration of genres such as modern science fiction, children's literature and contemporary women's writing. Your choice will grow from an introduction to English literary history in Year 1, to modules on related subjects such as film, philosophy or writing (creative or journalistic) in years 2 and 3, all supported by our highly-experienced teaching staff.
Year one, core modulesPerformance Contexts 1A Performance Contexts 1B Staging and Reception Staging and Production Introduction to Literary Criticism A History of English Literature from Chaucer to Equiano A History of English Literature, from the present to 1789
Year two, core modulesMaking Performance The Body in Performance Dialogue and Debate 1: Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama Postcolonialism
Year two, optional modulesPerformance Practitioners New Media Performance Design for Performance News and Feature Writing Romantic Conflicts The History of the Book Special Topic 1: Bible and Literature The Victorian Experience: Texts and Contexts Dialogue and Debate: More to Milton Anglia Language Programme
Year three, core modulesDevising Performance Major Project
Year three, optional modulesPerformance and Identity Contemporary Texts Principles of Music Therapy and Dramatherapy Modern Science Fiction Working in English and Media Special Topic 2: Modernism Adaptations and Afterlives: the Art of Rewriting Stories
You’ll demonstrate your learning through essays, reports, oral presentations, studio and public performance, and a major project using practice-based research techniques.
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||Cambridge 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
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.|
|A level||96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.|
2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact 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.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/drama-and-english-literature
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
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