Awarded by: The University of Northampton
Why choose this course?
This course is an excellent foundation for practical careers in teaching, devising or the application of performance techniques in a variety of contexts. The BA (Hons) Drama 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.
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 productions at 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.
You will also be able to take part in a comprehensive extracurricular programme of theatre trips, which typically include the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, London’s West End productions and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. To cover the cost of these trips there is an annual payment of £95, payable at the start of term.
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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
All modules of this award are compulsory
• Histories and Cultures of Theatre
• Performance Skills: Improvisation, Voice, Body and Text
• Creating Theatre: Devising, Writing and Adapting
• Technologies for Performance
• Actor and Text
• Writing for Performance
• Learning Through Drama
• Professional Practice
• Specialist Study
• Adaptations in Drama
• Applied Performance
• Drama Independent Research
• Professional Practices
Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
This course is assessed through practice and theory and uses a variety of methods, including:
• self and peer assessment
• written work
• seminar presentations.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M2, M3, M3|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||25 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||Accepted at DM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.|
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|