Bishop Grosseteste University Drama

Bishop Grosseteste University Drama

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Elements of enterprise and problem-solving, which are invaluable assets in the employment market, are central to our drama courses. As well as performance skills, you’ll develop good communication skills, confidence and resourcefulness.

On the BA(Hons) Applied Drama in the Community course you’ll learn how to assess community needs, use your energy and imagination to respond accordingly, devise workshops and performance work, and learn organisational, fundraising and event management skills at the same time. In addition to the academic study of drama and theatre, you will find yourself working in a lively atmosphere with like-minded people on interesting projects. Many of these projects are taken into schools and other community settings, such as youth groups, special needs units and care units, making drama work for individuals, community groups and society as a whole. You’ll have the opportunity to work collaboratively in groups, acting, directing and studying theatre.

At all stages of the course, you will practise what you learn through practical study and live projects. Extended placements make this a unique course, tailored perfectly for you. We encourage individuality and are genuinely interested in what your ideas and what you have to offer. You’ll take part in practical workshops, demonstrations, seminars, small group tutorials and lectures, with assessments such as small group performances, presentations, exhibitions and running workshops. There will also be written work, including essays, reports and analysis of practical work.

What you will study

We have introduced the concept of a common first year for BA (Hons) Applied Drama and BA (Hons) Drama. All Level 4 modules are relevant to both programmes but specific modules provide pathways to different programmes. The BA (Hons) Drama programme modules are designed to build on each other at every level. This structure provides the opportunity for linear development as well as continuity that is able to be monitored by the teaching team and your personal tutor. For example, the Level 4 modules in your first year are foundational. They establish the knowledge and skills which Level 5 modules in your second year will appropriately build on. In the same vein, Level 6 modules in your final year advance the skills and knowledge already built in your second year. You will be able to apply all your knowledge and skills in an extended piece of independent research or project culminating in a dissertation in your final year.