You will be able to study poetry, fiction, film and creative writing in a department dedicated to award-winning teaching, world-leading research, and innovative public engagement activities. In theatre, you will develop your creativity and skills, while analysing texts, practitioners and contrasting approaches to performance. Each semester you take a Literature module, a studio-based Theatre module, and a third module from either area. First year Literature modules help you reimagine the ways in which you can read and critique poetry and prose, while in Theatre you’ll work with written texts and devise original performances. You will also choose from a selection of seminar-based modules, which include Creative Writing, Early American Literature and Introductions to Theatre or Cinema. In the second and third years, you'll study Literature from the Renaissance onwards, and work practically and theoretically on contrasting genres of performance. Many of the optional Literature modules focus on a single author, theme or literary movement. Among the options in Theatre are Adaptation, Performing Shakespeare, Theatre in Education, and Contemporary Playwrights. There are plenty of chances to develop your theatre skills in areas such as acting, directing, stage-management, design and playwriting. You will participate in workshops run by visiting companies and practitioners. Our graduates go into a wide range of careers, using their transferable skills to move in to many different sectors. Just some of the job titles they are now in include Radio Presenter, Media Account Director, Press Officer and Projects Facilitator.