We are enthusiastic about literature and creative writing, and passionate about helping you achieve your full potential. At Chichester you will discover great literature from the Ancient Greeks to the 21st century. From the very beginning you’ll engage with a wide range of texts and you’ll learn new and innovative ways of exploring the literature you encounter. In Drama you will learn about its origins in the ancient world and trace its development across the centuries right up until the present. You will also write your own plays and scripts. You will have the opportunity to study plays written for and performed at the Chichester Festival Theatre adjacent to the University. We offer a distinctive experience of working alongside academic critics, literary theorists and practising writers. This ensures that you’ll gain a breadth of insight into literature, the theatre, language and your own academic and creative writing. Our department is committed to excellence in teaching and research. We are consistently ranked highly for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. Vibrant lectures, seminars with small group work and individual tutorials are central to the student experience. We have one of the best student retention rates in the country. We know and care about our students. You’ll enjoy a friendly and welcoming environment in the beautiful and safe city of Chichester, home to the famous Festival Theatre, New Park Cinema and internationally renowned Pallant House Gallery.