English and Drama
Drama with a Minor in English
Year of entry
This degree course combines the study of the theory and practice of drama with the study of English literature and language. About two-thirds of the degree is made up of Drama, one third of English.
Why Choose Us?
- Ranked 3rd for English (National Student Survey 2012)
- 90% of the Department's Research is of international quality (RAE 2008)
- Option to study abroad
In Drama, 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.
Technical theatre lighting, sound, set and costume, television drama, and playwriting are also available. Practical work takes place primarily in the Department’s theatre and studios.
The Sir Robert Martin Theatre seats up to 300 spectators 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.
In English, students choose modules from the full range of options available to Single Honours English students, which can include writing.
Our courses enable you to study for a selected period of time in international destinations such as the USA, Canada, Singapore and continental Europe.
Our students develop excellent transferable skills because of the range of topics studied on our courses and the diversity of assessment methods we use.
The professions entered by English and Drama graduates include accountancy, advertising, arts administration, journalism, law, librarianship, marketing, publishing, theatre, television and radio, social and youth work, and teaching.
Postgraduate courses in theatre studies, teacher training, journalism, and acting and directing courses at drama schools are popular amongst our graduates.
Compulsory modules in Drama:
- Performance, Stage and Management
- Textual and Historical Studies
- Performance and Analysis
- Philosophising Performance
- Non-Western Performance OR Textual Studies
Compulsory modules in English:
- Critical Studies 1 & 2
Optional modules in English:
Many options are available. Please see the individual entries for the course in English.
Years 2 and 3
In each year students take optional modules in Drama from a selection of the following:
- Adaptation for Stage and Screen
- American Adaptations
- Aphra Behn
- Applied Drama
- A Revolt Against Fate
- Bollywood! Bollywood!
- British Renaissance Drama
- Contemporary Irish Theatre
- Contemporary Shakespeare
- Costume Design
- Devising for Performance
- El Teatro Campesino
- Eternal Drama
- Grand Guignol
- Lighting Design
- Media Performance
- Modern and Contemporary British Drama
- Movement and Text
- Myths of America
- Performing the Absurd
- Playwriting and Dramaturgy
- Set Design
- Shakespeare: Page to Stage
- Technical Theatre (Advanced)
- Theatre of the Fantastic
- Theatre Practice
- Theoretical Approaches
- Twentieth Century European Theatre
- Unbalancing Acts: The Theatre of Richard Foreman
- Voice and Text
- Women’s Drama
- Work Experience
- World Theatre and Performance
Optional modules in English:
All modules offered on the Single Honours English course are available to students studying Drama with a Minor in English.
There are also international exchange courses for study abroad.
Please note that optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.
UCAS codes and entry requirements
The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.
BA (Hons) BA (Hons) 3 years full-timeUCAS code: W4Q3
- AAB including English (Literature, Language or both) and either Drama or Theatre Studies (General Studies accepted)
- SQA AH
- AB including Drama or English, plus Highers at majority B grades including Drama and English
- 34 points including 5 at HL in English or Theatre Arts
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma: Distinction plus two A-Levels
SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies