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Drama (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Winchester, United Kingdom
The Drama (Hons) course at The University of Winchester offers a rich combination of practical workshops and critical theory delivered by an experienced team of academics well versed in the arts of devising, directing, acting and studying theatre. We have excellent working partnerships with local venues, festivals and theatre companies.
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Overview

The Drama (Hons) course at The University of Winchester has a contemporary focus but reviews the histories and traditions of theatre and performance, often with an emphasis on text-based drama. The extent to which drama can be a tool for social change, in applied and community contexts, is explored, and you can also learn how drama can be used within the educational system to enhance learning.

In Year 1, you gain insights into the history of drama, the context in which dramatic production has taken place, take a practice-based module in the nuts and bolts of theatre-making, consider the political underpinning of texts and practices, and analyse the ways in which performances, on stage and on screen, are viewed and interpreted.

In Year 2, you extend your practical and critical skills and construct an experience of your own from a range of programme specific modules, including Controversy and Censorship, Theatre in Education, and Digital Performance.

Year 3 focuses on both an extended independent project and a group project. The latter involves creating a small company with fellow students to produce a major performance or develop an applied/educational project. You also elect a specialist option focused on staff research interests. These range from creative entrepreneurship to autobiographical performance and representations of violence on stage and screen.

Careers

Graduates have gone on to start their own theatre companies or work as practitioners, perform in theatre, work in Theatre in Education (TIE), community drama, applied contexts and drama therapy. Many graduates go on to work in arts development, teaching and the media. Students have also gone on to a wide variety of career destinations building on their core skills in communication and team-building. The programme also provides a firm foundation for postgraduate study or further training.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theatre Histories
  • Making
  • Politics of Performance
  • Critical Viewing
  • Modules Credits
  • Twentieth Century Ghosts: Theatre, Time, Identities
  • Shakespeare & Ideology 
  • Production Project 
  • Popular Performance
  • Theatre and Cultural Difference 
  • Controversy and Censorship 
  • Theatre as Cultural Action 
  • Role of the Actor 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.
  • International Baccalaureate: 96-112 points to include a minimum of 2 Higher level IB certificates at grade 4 or above.
  • Applicants to this course are expected to attend an interview at the University. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about the format of the interview on receipt of your application.
  • Applicants from outside the UK can be interviewed via Skype if preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Winchester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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