This degree course combines the study of the theory and practice of drama with the study of English literature and language. It is divided equally between English and Drama, with students taking half of their modules in each subject each year. The English and Drama joint honours degree is the perfect course for anyone passionate about both literature and theatre. In English, you can choose modules from a range of options, which can include writings from the Renaissance period to the twenty-first century, language study and creative writing. Our academics are recognised for their expertise in areas such as contemporary texts and theory, culture and communication, creative writing, and literature from the 16th century to the present day. This wide range of specialist knowledge offers you the freedom to construct a course covering literature and language within a broad range of fields and approaches, so providing a stimulating environment for study. In Drama, you will explore play texts, theoretical writings, performance traditions and techniques, and examine the theatre’s role and function in society throughout history. European, American and non-Western theatre traditions are studied as well as British theatre. Modules in film production, and playwriting are also available. Practical work takes place primarily in the Department’s theatre and studios and all practical modules include exploration of technical theatre, lighting, sound, set and costume. Your studies will take place in a variety of learning environments, including seminars, workshops, lectures, group work with peers, and one-to-one tutorials. Our teaching centres on a commitment to small-group teaching and all of our modules offer this as a component. Outside of scheduled teaching times our academic staff are available for face-to-face meetings, essay feedback and support sessions, and for meetings with Academic Advisees. Students benefit from our Virtual Learning Environment (employing additional learning opportunities through online quizzes, discussion boards and blogs) and library facilities, as well as other research and study environments. Practical work takes place primarily in the Department’s theatre and studios and the main teaching modes comprise seminar discussion and practical workshop sessions. The Sir Robert Martin Theatre seats an audience of up to 300 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.