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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 Years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2019/20)

International fee

£13,250 per year (2019/20)

UCAS points

112* (September 2019 entry)

UCAS code

Y002

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

Joint Honours

Start date

September

Location

Derby Theatre

If you do not achieve the typical entry points required, you may want to consider studying this course with foundation year.

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What is Joint Honours?

A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one degree. This type of degree will broaden your skill set and enhance your career prospects.

You can combine any two subjects as long as they’re in different zones, find out what you can combine this subject with.

Course description

The course is taught by practising professional artists and active researchers with expertise in their own specialist fields. We'll encourage you to explore the relationship between Drama, Theatre and Performance and consider Theatre Studies from many different perspectives. You'll not only encounter a wide variety of performance practice, but also the theoretical concerns related to that practice.

You'll study Modern Drama, Performance Analysis, Writing for Performance, Script Analysis and Applied Drama. You'll connect to the practices at Derby Theatre and have the opportunity to engage in projects and extra-curricular activities at the Theatre.

We will encourage you to explore the relationship between drama, theatre and performance and consider Theatre Studies from many different perspectives. You will encounter a wide variety of performance practice, as well as the theoretical concerns related to that practice. And you will connect to the practices at Derby Theatre and have the opportunity to engage in projects and extra-curricular activities at the Theatre.

We are at an exciting time where there continues to be extensive work in the fields of theory and theatre. You will explore a range of theories during your theatre modules. We encourage and support as wide an interest in world theatre as possible and relate theatre to the field of performance in its widest sense engaging in areas such as the non-verbal and non-narrative. During the course you will study a range of topics which will include theatre as text, theatre as embodied, theatre as an institution and issues related to social and historical forces that connect to theatre. You will also be able to develop your own creative work if you choose the writing for performance modules.

To find out more about the work that Derby Theatre do outside of the University, please visit their YouTube Channel.

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What you will study

You can study Theatre Studies as either a joint, major or minor subject. This will determine how many modules you’ll study at each stage. Please check your other subject to ensure it is possible to create your chosen combination.

 

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Depending on whether you take this subject as a major or minor, you will study modules such as:

  • Modern Drama
  • Introduction to Performance and Production
  • Introduction to History and Theory
  • Applied Drama 2
  • Research Methodologies
  • Theatricality and Madness
  • Independent Study
  • Shakespeare Today
  • Riots and Rebels
  • Writing for Performance 3

* Subject to validation

We are continually looking at enhancing our courses to ensure they are up to date and relevant. This means we may add new courses or update existing courses in our portfolio. As this happens, the courses are advertised as ‘subject to validation’ to make you aware that the course you are looking at may not yet be finalised, or is undergoing changes.

What does 'subject to validation' mean?

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Find out more about Theatre Studies

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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How you will learn

Lectures are practical and taught at the Derby Theatre where you will also have access to additional performances workshops and masterclasses. Theoretical work is contextualised within industry-led models. Essays can be reflective on your practical work, analytical and help to develop your critical thinking and research skills. In some modules practical work is delivered off-site where you will be assessed in relation to your facilitation and communication skills with audiences/participants.

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Degree Show

Every year students from the School of Arts celebrate their time at University by showcasing their work at an end of year Degree Show at Markeaton Street and across the City of Derby. The Show usually runs throughout June and is a fantastic opportunity for potential employers, friends, family, industry and members of the public to see exciting creations by the next generation of artists, designers, creators and makers from Derby. The Show takes the form of:

For a glimpse of last year’s Degree Show take a look at our flickr photo album.

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Entry requirements

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points112* (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

For joint honours degree entry you will need to choose two subjects. The entry criteria here is for this subject only. Your offer will be based on the higher entry criteria from the two subjects you choose to do. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

*The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

£13,250 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Careers

Our Theatre Studies Joint Honours graduates are now working in a wide variety of areas, both in the theatre sector and beyond, including teaching, acting, creating new theatre companies, producing, directing, marketing, arts administration, BBC radio and education advisory work.

We create many opportunities for you to showcase your work to a wide audience. By the time you finish your course we will have introduced you to many important agencies and support networks relevant to working in the arts industry and helped you structure your CV and reflect on your employability.

We will do our best to equip you to be able to successfully plan your career development. You will develop the diverse range of skills and interests that employers are looking for and investigate other options, such as the potential of becoming self-employed or working on a freelance basis.

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† Additional information about your studies

You will typically study your two subjects equally at stage one, before choosing whether you want to major in one subject at stages two and three.

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

Included in your fees

Mandatory costs not included in your fees

Optional costs not included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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