This degree combines theatre with the study of Italian, the language of a culture that has had a lasting impact on Europe. Today, Italy's innovative contributions to design, technology and fashion make it a major global commercial force. The course offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges and a wide range of options that will allow you to pursue your own interests. Both departments encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff incorporate new research into their classes. The theatre course will allow you to develop your understanding and practical skills by exploring critical and historical frameworks alongside practical workshops. There are opportunities to engage with professional theatre makers and our museum-accredited archive, the Theatre Collection. For Italian, as well as following a structured language course, you will build your practical skills and explore critical and historical frameworks through literature, history, thought, politics, linguistics and culture. You will spend your third year abroad in an Italian-speaking country, extending your language skills and cultural knowledge. When you return to Bristol for your final year, you will have the opportunity to undertake an independent practical or written research project and/or a work placement in the creative industries.