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BA Drama

BA Drama

Essex, University of

Colchester Campus, Colchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    439
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 36 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
Theatre is a radical and influential art form, rooted deeply in the ancient world but its relevance to contemporary life is urgent and ongoing. Theatre enables different cultures and societies to address the most important issues of our time; it provides a crucial space to laugh, to dream, and dare to project different worlds. On this course, students will examine some of the most influential play-texts ever written, and to be ready to take part in shaping the essential performances of tomorrow. Students will be performing and producing work in the professional context of the state-of-the-art Lakeside Theatre, and will be developing a wide range of creative, critical and practical skills that will open the door to a future in the theatre, cultural industries or a wide range of other graduate careers. Areas of exploration in our modules include, but are not limited to:Dramatic literature from Ancient Greek tragedy and Shakespeare, to modern plays from around the worldContemporary playwriting and devising techniquesStaging political ideas, human rights and social justice issuesGender, identity, orientation and sexual politics on stageCreating Applied Theatre in educational and community contextsEmergent trends in interactive performance-making and audience participation