University of East Anglia

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

English Literature and Drama

This programme combines modules in English literature with practical and theoretical drama modules. You'll largely have flexibility to decide the precise balance between literature and drama in your course. You may, for example, choose to study a wide range of genres, including the novel and poetry, or gradually to specialise in dramatic literature and performance. You will have access to the same range of literature modules as our full-time English literature students. That means you'll be able to delve into periods from the medieval to the present day, explore diverse traditions from across the globe, and tackle a heady mix of genres, which currently range from epic to children's literature, crime writing to satire, tragedy to biography. It's worth reading the detailed account of our BA English Literature degree to get a sense of the possibilities on offer. In your practical drama modules you will work alongside full-time drama students in our professionally-equipped 200-seat Drama Studio. You'll have the chance to bring all your performance skills together in major practical projects each year. Studying literature will deepen your practical work in the theatre. As you get inside the words of plays in the seminar room, you'll become better able to release their energies in your own performance. At the same time, your study of literature will be enriched by your performance work - you'll become a literary critic who understands how plays work from the inside. You'll also benefit from our highly regarded, student run Minotaur Theatre Company, which gives you the chance to gain valuable additional performance, technical and scriptwriting experience. **Course Structure** **Year 1** In your first year you’ll lay the foundations for your practical work in your Applied Drama and Technical Skills module. You’ll sharpen your analytical skills in the Reading Texts modules. You’ll also extend your knowledge of English Literature with optional modules covering topics such as literature in history, and you'll get a grounding in dramatic traditions from across the globe and across time in our compulsory Introduction to World Dramatic Literatures module. This rich mix culminates at the end of the year in performance work with staff and theatre directors (in the Post-War British Drama module). **Year 2** In your second year you’ll have a wealth of options, both theatrical and literary critical, allowing you to build a programme that suits your developing interests. You could choose modules that emphasise practical and outreach work, explore devised performance, or focus on performance skills. Other modules concentrate on drama, from Shakespeare to today's new work, or literature, from Chaucer to contemporary fiction. You can also sample our world-famous creative writing tuition or experiment with one of our innovative creative-critical hybrid modules. Alternatively you might choose to take a module in a related humanities discipline, such as film and television studies or politics. **Year 3** In your third year you’ll bring everything you've learnt together in a core drama and literature module where you’ll consider in detail the complex interrelations between drama and other genres. You can also choose to take part in our major final-year drama production or to pursue a personal drama project. Many students also choose to undertake a drama dissertation (which might be an extended piece of critical analysis or an original script). Depending on your options, you'll also take at least one specialist literature or drama module, choosing from a selection covering topics from medieval romance to the true crime, taking in on the way the Italian Renaissance, tragedy, contemporary drama and film, and ghosts, haunting and spectrality. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • 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
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • 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