University of East Anglia

16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
=188 th
World University Rankings 2018
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

English Literature and Drama

Work with directors, drama students and professional practitioners, as well as literary critics and creative writers, as you discover the relationship between writing and drama at UEA. This course is ideal for those wanting to work in TV production, theatre administration, event management, education, or in the arts, culture and media sectors. You will be working towards three A-levels (or equivalent), including one in English Literature. You will be as excited by the theatre as you are by poetry, prose and critical writing. As with all our courses, we welcome students with non-traditional qualifications and experience. You will gain a foundation in the theory of performance, including improvisation, scriptwriting and directing, getting the chance to try your hand at all the technical aspects of a theatrical production. As part of a department that specialises in classical drama, Shakespeare, Indian drama and Irish political performance, you will be encouraged to find your own research interests and to pursue them in depth. Over your three years studying here – in an environment noted for its world-leading research excellence – you’ll gain the support and tuition you need to excel as a writer and researcher. Developing your skills of literary criticism, analytical thinking and argumentation, you will be equipped to take on a wide range of career opportunities. At the same time, you will expand your practical skills, including independent and group communication, and time management. By working with the highly regarded Minotaur Student Theatre Company, you will gain performance, technical and scriptwriting experience. You’ll also have the chance to intern with a professional venue or company, or to study abroad. Whatever your aims, we have an excellent graduate employment record, in literature, drama and beyond, and will support you in pursuing your chosen path. This programme combines modules in English literature with practical drama modules, giving you a unique insight both into texts and their performance. You will work with students in theatre direction, drama and scriptwriting, and enjoy opportunities for performance or placement work. You will have the chance to study work from a wide range of periods, and to explore the continuities between dramatic and literary theory. You will study writing in all major genres – prose, poetry and drama – alongside the practices of dramatic production and acting. In your practical modules you will work alongside full-time drama students in our Drama Studio, a highly adaptable space for all stage and auditorium configurations with full support facilities. This course combines the rigorous but inventive study of a wealth of literature in English, with a hands-on training in all aspects of the theatre. You will also have access to an outstanding programme of readings and lectures by poets, dramatists, novelists and visiting scholars.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300