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A Joint Honours degree programme involves the study of two subjects to Honours degree level. If you study a subject in a Joint Honours programme, you work at exactly the same level and to the same academic standard as students taking that subject in a Single Honours programme. Joint Honours students are simply required to choose fewer topics from the range of options available in each half of the programme.
Our Drama and Theatre Arts programme aims to provide you with a grounding in the arts involved in performance and theatre. We offer a combination of core courses in practical and theoretical aspects of the subject. In a Joint Honours degree you can study drama together with another subject, which has equal weighting in terms of commitment and assessment to your work in Drama and Theatre Arts.
By the end of the programme you will have acquired skills that will be useful in a wide variety of fields including education, the media, public relations and arts administration, as well as enabling you to progress to professional drama and theatre arts opportunities, or further training in acting and directing for theatre and television.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline None, but early application advised Tuition fee Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
This is a foundation year and helps students acquire a common language of analysis and performance. Practical courses are offered in Theatre Practices (physical approaches and Stanislavski-based techniques), Theoretical courses include the Dramatic Medium
The second year builds on the foundation work of the first year and also provides opportunities to develop practical specialisms in areas such as:
Mask and Mime
As well as choosing study options in subjects as diverse as:
Shakespeare on Film
Performing Objects Puppets
Practical modules are taught by core staff and visiting professional practitioners; study modules are taught by academic staff who are researching and publishing in that particular field of inquiry.
A wide variety of practical options are available, such as:
In addition, students can opt to take part in one of a series of public performances as one of their major practical options. These productions are directed by experienced members of staff or visiting professional directors and are supported by our full-time production staff and theatre crafts students. They can range from contemporary or historical texts, to devised, site-specific pieces, to theatre in education productions. Study options are diverse and include:
Shakespeare on Film
Performing Objects: (Automata)
We have work familiarisation opportunities available with the BBC Drama Village for second- and third-year students. There are also work experience placements available at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Birmingham Hippodrome.
Teaching and assessment
Students are assessed through essays, seminar presentations, contributions to class discussion, performance and other assessment tasks; including an end of programme, dissertation.
English Language Requirements
CAE score : 80(Grade A)
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
Number of A levels required: 3
Typical offer: AAB-ABB
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 34-36 points
Typical offer grades are for guidance only, and will depend on the subjects you are combining. Please read the entries for both subjects. Where there is a disparity between the typical offer for Subject A and the typical offer for Subject B, the higher offer should be taken as the usual offer for the combination of the two
Other qualifications are considered.
Standard English language requirements apply: IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band; TOEFL IBT 93
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
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