Our four-year BA Drama and Literature (including foundation year) will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your academic skills in order to support your academic performance.This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study three academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory academic skills module, with additional English language for non-English speakers. On our course you study a wide range of dramatic texts, from Ancient Greek times to the present day, and develop an understanding of the principal developments in European Theatre. You have access to a host of specialist facilities including the Lakeside Theatre - a purpose-built 200-seat venue in the heart of the University campus. An essential element of our Lakeside Theatre’s programme is the opportunity it gives you to write or direct new plays, as well as re-define classics and re-discover neglected masterpieces.