This dynamic course is informed by contemporary methods of performance making, current scholarly thinking, and historical theatrical traditions. You will learn from researchers and guest practitioners, and engage critically and creatively with varied modules which will help you to put performance into context. We will support you to develop your own artistic vision based on your personal interests and aspirations, to grow in confidence showcasing your work.
You will explore techniques that underpin acting and performing for the stage, gain a broad understanding of the history of theatre and performance from Ancient Greece to contemporary performance art, and investigate theatre as a vehicle for social change in politics and education.
Gain real-world experience through placements and internships, get involved in professional performances, and broaden your horizons with theatre trips at home and abroad – all of which will prepare you for a range of careers in the arts industry.
This joint-honours course enables you to inform your studies alongside one of the following subjects.
- Drama studied with Creative Writing enables students to explore creative uses of language.
- Drama and English Literature emphasises both disciplines’ interest in written texts.
- Drama and Arts and Festivals Management combines creative performance with the theory and practice of managing arts industries.
- Drama and Media reflects the importance of media in contemporary performance.
You will study 50 per cent Drama and 50 per cent of your other subject.
- DMU is recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, with our sophisticated facilities providing specialist studios and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for drama and performance learning activities.
- Our lively curriculum gives you the opportunity to engage critically with research and the practices of drama, theatre and performance, helping you to develop your own artistic vision.
- Enhance your learning, broaden your outlook and open up career opportunities by combining Drama with a related subject.
- Benefit from our long-standing partnership with Leicester’s iconic Curve theatre. Opportunities include internships, work placements and the chance to work on or perform in an annual production, which have included Lorca’s Blood Wedding and Lucy Prebble’s Enron.
- Extensive performance opportunities including Exit Souls: The Drama Festival showcases students’ diverse work to a public audience each year.
- Expand your horizons with international experiences through DMU Global. Our students have attended the Drama Theatre Festival in Liège, Belgium at the world-renowned International University Theatre Reunion.
- Our graduates have gone on to work in theatre companies, community arts organisations and have forged careers in media and technical theatre production.
Structure and assessment
- 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
Facilities and features
We offer some of the finest facilities in the sector to support studies in Drama. The Performing Arts Centre for Excellence Building (PACE) provides four studios and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for performance-based learning activities. Further studios are located in the Campus Centre. You will be able to book rehearsal space and equipment to support your work.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.
Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse provide flexible spaces, whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.
They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities. Wi-Fi is available across all campus locations.
Opportunities and careers
Placements are embedded into the Level 6 module, Engaging with Creative Industries, which allows students to set up a work placement as part of a wider research project, to engage with professional practice, to structure individual learning (with academic supervision), to explore potential career options, and to gain valuable practical experience. Additionally, students at all levels may have the opportunity to apply to undertake a placement at Leicester’s Curve theatre. Other placements opportunities may also become available.
During your studies you will be offered the opportunity to engage with a range of international experiences including trips organised by #DMUglobal, trips you can organise, and trips organised by Drama as part of modules and as co-curricular activity. #DMUglobal experiences offer you the chance to explore other countries and cultures, to engage with drama and performance practices from around the globe, to visit key cultural institutions, and to develop skills in communication. Previous #DMUglobal destinations in Drama include New York, Dublin, Amsterdam and Paris.
Graduates in Drama have strengths in critical analysis, reflection and research, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, are able to collaborate, devise, organise and self-manage projects and evaluate their outcomes, and can deal confidently with public performance. Previous graduates have developed careers in teaching in primary, secondary and further education and TIE, media and technical theatre production, or gone on to work in theatres and community arts organisations, develop personal professional practice, set up a theatre company, or gone onto postgraduate studies.
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