English Literature and Drama bachelor

University of Manchester
En Manchester (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Manchester (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years
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Students who wish to continue the study of literary forms other than Drama might consider this joint course, where they can have a choice of studying the two subjects together in a variety of flexible permutations. Students may therefore take Drama as their 'major' subject (up to 80 credits in any one year) with English as their 'minor' subject (40 credits), or vice versa; or they may study the two subjects equally (60/60 credits). Joint Honours students who are not majoring in Drama still have the same access to practical courses as single honours students. It should also be noted that, should you wish to do a PGCE secondary course in English and Drama after your degree, you may experience difficulty if you have done a 80/40 degree with Drama as the major subject. This is because some institutions (but by no means all) will only take students who have completed 50%...

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10 octubre 2016
Manchester
Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Greater Manchester, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Secondary
Creative Writing
English
Drama
Theatre
Radio
Art
University
Project
Writing
Joint
Media
Music
Humanities
Poetry
Shakespeare
Playwright
Production

The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.

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The  course aims to:
produce students capable of independently evaluating and engaging creatively and critically with performance and, as appropriate, capable of developing technical and artistic skills, critical analysis and argument for themselves (DDP Benchmark p.7); 
provide students with a knowledge and understanding and some experience of drama and performance as cultural process and artistic discourse, through the study of theatre and media history, text, dramatic theory and performance practice;
offer substantial opportunities to pursue, in parallel, the study of English Literature from the Medieval to the Modern period;
approach the two subjects as discrete but complementary areas of study;
facilitate and support the development of students' learning skills, critical perception and dramatic imagination;
provide students with coherent programmes that reflect the diversity of expertise within, and available to, the subject areas of Drama and English and American Studies;to foster independent learning, evaluation and research;
foster a knowledge, understanding and, where appropriate, experience through outreach activities, of the contribution drama can make to the local community;
equip students with the necessary critical tools and relevant practice to begin to make a worthwhile contribution to contemporary theatre, film, television or related fields.
Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. Drama has existing exchange partnerships with universities in Australia, Canada and the USA with further partners being sought through the Worldwide Exchange Scheme. For more information consult the  Study Abroad Programme website
.
You are taught in lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical group projects. You are placed in tutorial groups for first year programmes and allocated a personal tutor who will monitor and advise on progress throughout your academic career. You take a variety of lecture bachelorsed studies on historical and contextual themes and practical projects including video making, theatre production and play writing. An integral facility is the John Thaw Studio, where you can try out the performance ideas and techniques of theorists and practitioners past and present. Practical work is generally workshop bachelorsed and not all projects culminate in public performance. Acting ability is not a prerequisite for study at Manchester; we do not offer actor training.
Your work is assessed through a combination of essays, seminar presentations and participation, exams and practical work, depending on the nature of individual courses. The final degree result is bachelorsed on 25% from the second-year work and 75% from the third-year work.
Course units for year 1
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalTheatre & Performance 1 - Texts
DRAM10001
20
Mandatory
Performance Practices 1
DRAM10101
20
Mandatory
Reading Literature
ENGL10021
20
Mandatory
Theatre & Performance 1 - Texts
DRAM10001
20
Optional
Theatre & Performance 2 - Concepts
DRAM10002
20
Optional
The Art of Film
DRAM10031
20
Optional
Introduction to TV and New Media Studies
DRAM10062
20
Optional
Performance Practices 1
DRAM10101
20
Optional
Performance Practices 2
DRAM10102
20
Optional
Mapping the Medieval
ENGL10051
20
Optional
Theory and Text
ENGL10062
20
Optional
Literature and History
ENGL10072
20
Optional
The Art of Film
DRAM10031
20
Recommended
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Course units for year 2
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalPractitioners in Context I: Modernism and the Historical Avant Garde
DRAM20051
20
Mandatory
American Film Studies
AMER20072
20
Optional
From Jamestown to James Brown: African-American History and Culture
AMER20141
20
Optional
American Literature and Social Criticism, 1900-Present
AMER20481
20
Optional
Twentieth Century African American Literature
AMER20492
20
Optional
Transnational Chinese Cinemas
DRAM20021
20
Optional
Screen, Culture and Society
DRAM20041
20
Optional
Practitioners in Context II: Contemporary Theatres
DRAM20052
20
Optional
Black on Screen
DRAM20092
20
Optional
Post-Thatcher British Theatre: New Writing Since 1992
DRAM20102
20
Optional
Texts in Rehearsal/Texts in Performance
DRAM20192
20
Optional
A Score is Born: History and Ideology in Hollywood Film Music
DRAM20711
20
Optional
Devising for Performance
DRAM21041
20
Optional
Aspects of Physical Theatre
DRAM21062
20
Optional
A-Z of Applied Theatre
DRAM21082
20
Optional
Video Project 1: Documentary
DRAM21091
20
Optional
Varieties of Shakespeare
DRAM21132
20
Optional
Playmaking
DRAM21141
20
Optional
Studio Production
DRAM21151
20
Optional
Street Theatres
DRAM21211
20
Optional
Audio Project 1: The Audio Feature
DRAM21222
20
Optional
Solo Performance
DRAM21232
20
Optional
Oscar Wilde: Playwright and Performer
DRAM21241
20
Optional
Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL20002
20
Optional
Chaucer: Texts, Contexts, Conflicts
ENGL20232
20
Optional
Shakespeare
ENGL20372
20
Optional
Gender, Sexuality and the Body: Theories and Histories
ENGL20482
20
Optional
Writing, Identity and Nation
ENGL20491
20
Optional
Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL20901
20
Optional
Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL20902
20
Optional
Renaissance Literature
ENGL21151
20
Optional
Old English: Writing the Unreadable Past
ENGL21161
20
Optional
Satire and the Novel: English Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century
ENGL21182
20
Optional
Modernism
ENGL21192
20
Optional
Romanticism (1776-1832)
ENGL21521
20
Optional
Victorian Manchester: Culture and Economy
ENGL21621
20
Optional
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Course units for year 3
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalLove American Style
AMER30162
20
Optional
Occupy Everything
AMER30422
20
Optional
American Crime Fiction: Genre, Commerce, Ideology
AMER30782
20
Optional
Beat Writing
AMER30791
20
Optional
Transnational Chinese Cinemas
DRAM20021
20
Optional
Screen, Culture and Society
DRAM20041
20
Optional
Practitioners in Context II: Contemporary Theatres
DRAM20052
20
Optional
Black on Screen
DRAM20092
20
Optional
Post-Thatcher British Theatre: New Writing Since 1992
DRAM20102
20
Optional
A Score is Born: History and Ideology in Hollywood Film Music
DRAM20711
20
Optional
A-Z of Applied Theatre
DRAM21082
20
Optional
Varieties of Shakespeare
DRAM21132
20
Optional
Street Theatres
DRAM21211
20
Optional
Oscar Wilde: Playwright and Performer
DRAM21241
20
Optional
Long Essay in Drama
DRAM30000
20
Optional
Video Project 2 - Docufiction
DRAM30062
40
Optional
Applied Theatre: Theatre in Prisons
DRAM30111
40
Optional
Writing For Performance
DRAM30211
40
Optional
Directors Project
DRAM30412
40
Optional
Performing Archives
DRAM30811
20
Optional
Drama Workshops in Theory and Practice
DRAM30812
20
Optional
Activist performance
DRAM30821
20
Optional
Contemporary European Theatres
DRAM30831
20
Optional
Dissertation
DRAM30990
40
Optional
From Documentary to Mockumentary
DRAM31011
20
Optional
Falstaff and Gandalf go to the Movies: Adapting Fantastic Texts to Screen
DRAM31042
20
Optional
Theatre and Science
DRAM31072
20
Optional
Long Essay
ENGL30002
20
Optional
Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL30122
20
Optional
Culture and Conflict: Neoliberalism and Cultural Production
ENGL30261
20
Optional
Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL30901
20
Optional
The Great War: Culture, History, Theory
ENGL30931
20
Optional
Contemporary Post-Colonial Fiction and Film
ENGL30972
20
Optional
Kipling, Forster and India
ENGL31111
20
Optional
Transnational Shakespeare: Texts, Places, Identities
ENGL31212
20
Optional
Crossing Over with Tilda Swinton: Feminist and Queer Readings of Cinema, Politics and Culture
ENGL31242
20
Optional
Sex, Nation and Dissent: The Irish Novel since James Joyce
ENGL31331
20
Optional
Things that Talk: Nonhuman Voices in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture
ENGL31622
20
Optional
Revenge Tragedy: Wild Justice on the English Renaissance Stage
ENGL31761
20
Optional
Creative Writing Screenwriting
ENGL31951
20
Optional
What is Modernism?
ENGL31961
20
Optional
Creative Writing: Video Games and Interactive Media
ENGL31972
20
Optional
The Word: Performing, Writing, Reading the Bible, c1380-c1611
ENGL33031
20
Optional
Gendered Experiments: Women's Innovative Writing in the Twentieth Century
ENGL33061
20
Optional
Ulysses
ENGL33072
20
Optional
Troy Stories
ENGL33092
20
Optional
Dante in Modernism
ENGL34001
20
Optional
Imagining the Early Modern: From Henry V to Game of Thrones
ENGL34011
20
Optional
Making Art Public
SALC30061
20
Optional
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The best thing about studying Drama are the other great people on your degree programme. (Benji Sperring, bachelor Drama with English)
In 2003 Music and Drama took up residence in its impressive new building, The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
, which has been provided by the University at a cost of over 6 million pounds. The facilities include:
The John Thaw Studio Theatre: our main 'laboratory' and is used for many different kinds of performances, rehearsals and workshops. It is equipped with superb technical facilities, including sound-editing and video-editing suites.
The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall: seats 350 spectators, and is the primary venue for the concerts and recitals of our fellow staff and students in Music. It also sometimes hosts interdisciplinary events, with staging of works such as Brecht/Eisler's The Mother, Monteverdi's Il combachelorttimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and Harrison Birtwistle and Tony Harrison's Bow Down.
The Lenagan Library: Generously endowed by Ian Lenagan, this reference library complements the extensive facilities of the John Rylands University Library, and houses collections in Drama and Music. These consist of book holdings, multiple play texts, CDs, audio tapes, videos and DVDs. A viewing suite (sponsored by the Granada Foundation) and listening facilities are available; on-line catalogue.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk
Careers
Many of our graduates work in theatre, television, radio, film and broadcast industries and in the wider cultural industries sector. With the knowledge and skills that students develop in Drama we have seen a large number of graduates finding employment in many aspects of print and broadcast journalism including online journalism. Equally, many of our students move into teaching at all levels, primary, secondary and 16-18, while a growing number decide to take up postgraduate study, or move into management and business industries.
Recent Drama graduates having been working in film and TV production, education, and arts management as well as setting up their own theatre companies and writing for performance.
What some our past students say.
Studying Drama at Manchester gave me the chance to explore creative ideas in a structured and safe environment whilst equipping me with the necessary skills to secure a job in the arts. I genuinely believe that I wouldn't have got my job without having completed my degree first. Drama at Manchester is also a very competitive course and you really are working with some of the best students and teachers in the country. - Abbie Willcox: Creative Projects Officer at Contact Theatre, Manchester.
Looking bachelorck, the impact of doing Drama at Manchester on my professional life has been immense. I draw on my knowledge and experience gained there on an almost daily bachelorsis and the directing experience I got on the course led to my first job and without that  job (as Assistant Director Nuffield Theatre) I don't believe I would be where I am now. It is undoubtedly a calling card. - Caroline Raphael: Commissioning Editor for Comedy and Fiction for BBC Radio 4 and responsible for editorial strategy for Radio 4 extra.
Manchester University Drama Department has a legendary reputation. Many people in theatre and TV know about the course and respect it. The breadth and diversity of skills and knowledge it teaches means that it's a great option for anyone who is drawn towards theatre and TV but not completely certain about the specific career path they want to follow. Go with an open mind. - Helen Edmundson: Playwright


A minimum of 35 points overall (core points accepted), to include a) 7 in English Literature at Higher Level, b) 6 or 7 in two further Higher Level subjects.
A2A2A2B2B2 at Higher Level, to include A in EngLit (or Eng Lang and Lit)
Grades AAAAB including English Literature at grade A: accepted only in conjunction with 3 Advanced Highers at Grades shown.
Grades AAB including grade A in English Literature.
We welcome and recognise the value of the Advanced Welsh bachelorccalaureate and normally require two A Levels to be included within this. For applicants holding the newly reformed Advanced core (first teaching 2015), the grade required will normally be the same as the lowest A Level grade listed in the course entry requirements. We advise you to contact us if you require clarification on the acceptability of your specific portfolio of qualifications.
77-75% with a mark of 8 in English Lit
We welcome the AQA bachelorccalaureate - offers will be made on the bachelorsis of the A-level components.  See A-level section for subject and grade requirements.
The University of Manchester has a rich academic heritage and is one of the world's leading research-intensive universities. It also has a long history of welcoming international students and seeks to continue this tradition by admitting excellent students from across the world. Details of country specific entry requirements are available from the University website
.
BTec Diploma in a Humanities-related subject, with a minimum of 60 credits awarded at Distinction, 50 credits at Merit and 10 credits at Pass.  If the BTec is not in an essay-bachelorsed subject (ie. one where at least 60% of its assessment is by essay), then we also require A-level Grade A in English (or other essay-bachelorsed subject such as History or Politics).
Overall 60 credits are required with 45 at Level 3. Minimum of 30 credits with a Distinction grade (15 of which must be in Eng Lit, or Eng Lang & Lit), plus 15 credits with a Merit grade in a Humanities-related subject. We also consider other factors such as additional educational achievements, life experience and skills on an individual bachelorsis.
The University welcomes applicants with the AP qualification. Such applications will be considered on an individual bachelorsis.
Both the Cambridge Pre-U Diploma, and Principal Subjects in combination with A levels, are accepted by the School. Please see A-level requirements for grades and subject requirements for individual courses. For admissions purposes grade D3 will be considered comparable to grade A at A level and grade M1 comparable to grade B at A level.
The Globachelorl Perspectives short course will not form part of your offer.  However, we recognise the value of this course and recommend that you draw upon this learning and experience when composing your personal statement.
The University of Manchester welcomes the introduction of the level 3 specialised diplomas. We look forward to providing guidance regarding progression opportunities and subject and grade requirements for the Drama and English Literature degree when further details on the Humanities
 Line of Learning is published.
The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project (EP) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. The Extended Project is not a compulsory element of post-16 study and as a result the University will not include it in the conditions of any offer made to you. However, if you choose to undertake the EP we would strongly encourage you to draw upon these experiences within your personal statement, as it may be taken into account when your application is considered.
If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines
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