If you want to investigate and understand how performance works, if you enjoy the thrill of live stage performance and love the English language, this course could be for you. We’ll take a very hands-on approach to give you the chance to get involved in staff and student-led performances, and focus on helping you develop your creativity. On the course we’ll give you the chance to gain a deep understanding of contemporary approaces to drama, alongside English Language. Recent partners have included Slung Low, IOU Productions and Northern Broadsides. Professor Sir Patrick Stewart, John Britton, Andrew Morrish and Nicolás Núñez have all visited the department and worked with our students. We want to help you draw on your own creativity to produce intelligent, thoughtful and innovative work. We’ll encourage you to develop principles and approaches that could carry you through your chosen career and help you reach your full potential. On the English language side of the course, we’ll cover a broad range of topics in English language and linguistics, all with the aim of furthering your understanding and helping you gain useful and transferable skills. We’ll look at literary and linguistic approaches to texts and interaction to help you build up your analytical and interpretive abilities. In your second year, you’ll also have the opportunity to take a placement for five weeks, looking at ‘Language in the Workplace.’ You’ll have the chance to see how the language skills you’ve learnt on the course can be applied to communication in the working environment.