Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 10/07/2019
College College Arts and Law
School Eng, Drama, & Creative Studies
Department Drama and Theatre Arts
Partner College and School English Literature
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.A. Drama and English Full-time
Programme Code 270B
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme BA Drama and English is a Single Honours Programme, including study in ancilliary disciplines. It is characterised by a wide study, methodologically and theoretically informed, of the range of literature in the English language from the medieval period to the present, and by the theoretical and practical exploration of a wide range of theatrical and performance styles, from the Renaissance stage to the present. It aims to produce individuals who possess a broad range of knowledge and understanding of English literature and performance; critical skills in the close reading and analysis of texts both literary and non-literary; analytical and practical skills derived from the close analysis of dramatic and performance texts and contexts; organisational and presentational skills, including those derived from work on the production and organisational aspects of theatre and performance; and a developed competence in interpersonal and communicative skills, with particular strengths in collaborative work. The wide range of reasoning, research, independent learning, communication and organisational skills acquired from this programme equips graduates to pursue further study or employment in English, Drama and related disciplines, and is readily transferable to a variety of commercial, cultural and professional careers.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
A working understanding of the ways in which practical and theoretical work in drama, performance and theatre arts necessarily inform one another.
A substantial number of authors and texts from different periods of literary history.
Different critical and theoretical approaches in the study of literature, language and performance, and of the literary, cultural and historical contexts that inform both the creation, embodiment and reception of texts and performance.
A knowledge of drama and performance in all its aspects.
A working knowledge of the language of theatre and performance practice.
An understanding and appreciation of the theatrical and performative output of different periods and places and an understanding of various critical approaches to theatre and performance.
Study of the works of Shakespeare.
Thematic and generic links between texts across a wide historical range.
A basic working knowledge of theatre crafts (sound, lighting, stage management, costume).
A range of transferable skills which will enable students to work effectively both individually and in groups.
1) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
2) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
3) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
4) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
5) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
6) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
7) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
8) Lectures, small group teaching.
9) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
10) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
1) Written assessments, practical performance assessments.
2) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
3) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
4) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
5) Written assessments, practical performance assessments.
6) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
7) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
8) Written assessments, written examinations.
9) Written assessments, practical performance assessments.
10) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.

Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Engagement with texts, primary and secondary: By the end of L C: the ability to demonstrate confidence in studying whole novels, plays, poems and films of different kinds and lengths; By the end of L I: the ability to read, with understanding, literary texts from different periods and genres; By the end of L H: the ability to synthesise a wide range of primary and secondary reading and the ability to range independently in their reading beyond prescribed texts in order to diversify and contextualise their study.
The capacity to analyse and critically examine diverse forms of discourse, both text-based and non text-based, including own work and the work of peers: By the end of L C, the ability to apply notions of genre through interpretive practice and close reading. By the end of L I, the ability accurately to locate literary, dramatic and performance texts and events in relevant historical and generic contexts; and to analyse the literary, dramatic and performative effects produced by different types of intertextuality; By the end of L H, the ability to choose appropriate modes of analysis and apply them effectively to primary texts and performative events in the course of a piece of independent research.
The capacity for independent thought and judgement, and the ability to handle information and argument in a critical and self-reflective manner. By the end of L C, the ability to discuss the rationale for key differences between university-level textual and performance study and the methods and expectations experienced at earlier stages of education; By the end of L I, the ability to construct arguments informed by, but not dependent upon, secondary material; By the end of L H, the ability to construct detailed, balanced and substantiated critical arguments; and to locate those arguments in their appropriate scholarly fields.
Skills in critical reasoning, and the ability to apply and critique systems of analysis and interpretation. By the end of L C, the ability to apply selected critical / theoretical approaches to the reading of literary, dramatic, and performance texts and events. By the end of L I, the ability to distinguish between and use appropriately different critical approaches; by the end of L H, the ability to evaluate the relative merits of a range of critical/theoretical points of view.
The ability to formulate appropriate research questions, undertake large scale substantive research, apply relevant methodologies and sustain an argument and/or an aesthetic through a lengthy piece of individual project work.
The ability independently to use libraries, catalogues, bibliographies and other appropriate reference sources; to make appropriate use of the internet, the e-library, the physical library and other appropriate libraries; and to choose and use suitable editions of literary texts, applying a basic understanding of textual transmission.
The ability to document, cite and present, according to an agreed stylesheet of scholarly written work.
Effective skills of communication both written and oral, and the ability to apply these in appropriate contexts, including the ability to present sustained and persuasive written and oral arguments cogently and coherently; the ability to write correctly and effectively in appropriate academic prose and to apply an understanding of the qualities valued in a literary essay.
The ability to work with and in relation to others through the presentation of ideas and information and the collective negotiation of solutions.
The ability to acquire substantial quantities of complex information of diverse kinds in a structured and systematic way, to sift and organise material independently and critically, and evaluate its significance.
Information technology skills that contribute to digital literacy such as word-processing and the acquisition, use and critical evaluation of data in electronic formats.
Time-management and organisational skills, as shown by the ability to plan and present conclusions effectively in unseen examinations, the ability to carry out a substantial piece of independent research and to present it in writing, and the ability to budget time and prioritise work to meet deadlines.
The ability to complete staff and student led projects (both practically and theoretically informed) both on an individual and on a group basis.
The ability to understand the complexities of dramatic texts and theatre histories from the perspective of both a scholar and a performer.
The ability to work effectively in a team and as an individual in a variety of critical and performative contexts.
1) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
2) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
3) Lectures, small group teaching.
4) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
5) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
6) Lectures, small group teaching.
7) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
8) Lectures, small group teaching.
9) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
10) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
11) Lectures, small group teaching.
12) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
13) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
14) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led).
15) Lectures, small group teaching, practical and theoretical workshops, performance projects (student and staff led)
1) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
2) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
3) Written assessments, written examinations.
4) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
5) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
6) Written assessments, written examinations.
7) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
8) Written assessments, written examinations.
9) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
10) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
11) Written assessments, written examinations.
12) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
13) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
14) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.
15) Written assessments, practical performance assessments, written examinations.