Drama Loughborough University

Undergraduate

This degree course combines the theory and practice of drama. The two approaches are not merely complementary, but are indivisible in the study of drama and theatre at degree level.

The main teaching modes comprise seminar discussion and practical workshop sessions, which explore play texts, theoretical writings, performance traditions and techniques, and examine the theatre’s role and function in society throughout history.

European, American and non-Western theatre traditions are studied as well as British theatre. Modules in film production, and playwriting are also available. Practical work takes place primarily in the Department’s theatre and studios and all practical modules include exploration of technical theatre, lighting, sound, set and costume.

Outside of scheduled teaching times our academic staff are available for face-to-face meetings, essay feedback and support sessions, and for meetings with Academic Advisees. Students benefit from our Virtual Learning Environment (employing additional learning opportunities through online quizzes, discussion boards and blogs) and library facilities, as well as other research and study environments.

The Sir Robert Martin Theatre seats an audience of up to 300 and has a proscenium arch, which is easily adapted to accommodate other forms of production. The Leonard Dixon Studio and the Stanley Evernden Studio are flexible spaces seating up to 86 and 45 respectively.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

Year 1:
Areas studied include performance practices, acting
and the classics, theatre histories and play reading.
Year 2:
Areas studied include production, performance
philosophy, playwriting and movement.
Optional placement year:
Optional professional placement.
Final year:
Areas studied include theatre practice, applied drama
tool kit and research project.

Assessment method

The course is assessed solely through coursework, using various methods according to the module being studied. Methods include: essays/reflective work, seminar participation, online in-class tests, annotated bibliographies, performance projects, in-class presentations, research projects, workbook/log books, group work and peer assessments and dissertation.


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 W401
Institution code L79
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level AAB - ABB AAB - ABB (General Studies accepted)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD - DDM BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD-DDM. BTEC Relevant subjects include Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science
Access to HE Diploma Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal This qualification is accepted in combination with other qualifications. For details please contact Loughborough University
Extended Project We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points 34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including HL English or Theatre Arts
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H2 Grades H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 overall in the Leaving Certificate
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus one A Level at grade B. BTEC Level 3 relevant subjects include: Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus two A levels at grade AB. BTEC Level 3 relevant subjects include: Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science.
Scottish Advanced Higher AB AB including Drama, plus Highers at majority B grades
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

European Baccalaureate: 83% overall

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.

Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/

Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £16,400 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.