Drama: At Liverpool Hope, you can study both the creative and the theoretical aspects of drama and performance. This means that the courses include studio work alongside critical and historical studies. All students will be involved in advanced studio practice and performance and have the opportunity to study many different topics. Popular Music: The Popular Music combined honours programme is designed to equip students with the appropriate academic knowledge and skills to enter the contemporary popular music industries. The programme is designed along three strands: 'Studying Popular Music', 'Playing Popular Music' and 'The Business of Popular Music'. Each of these strands is designed to interact, but also represent discrete opportunities for students to specialise in very specific areas.