The BA (Hons) Drama is a versatile and exciting degree that offers an opportunity for you to gain experience in multiple areas of contemporary drama, theatre and performance. You will take a practical approach to these disciplines, developing physical and vocal performance skills alongside creative thinking and your work will be underpinned by critical performance theory.
The course also provides students with an opportunity to look beyond the role of the performer and consider the importance of designing, devising, directing, writing and teaching in performing arts.
You will study a broad range of topics including applied drama, popular performance, physical theatre, text, devising, live art, design and scenography, scriptwriting and performance analysis. You will do this through an engagement with a range of significant 20th and 21st century play texts, performance practitioners, directors and theatre companies.
We take a radical approach to teaching that mirrors industry practice; you will have the opportunity to take part in a key production module at each level of the course, which is rehearsed and performed within an intensive three week period.
During the degree you will
Modules you will study:
You will be taught in the Performance Hub, our purpose-built performing arts building that houses The Black Box Theatre, one of the best-equipped small scale theatres in the country. The hub features two bespoke drama studios that are ideal for rehearsals and small performances. The studios house the latest performance technology, audio/visual equipment and facilities for hanging lighting for performances.
Be in London in just 90 minutes, Manchester in 70 minutes or Birmingham in only 15 minutes on the train from Wolverhampton – the Midlands is the ideal location for those who are keen to engage with theatre and performance nationally.
"The course, course leaders and organisation of the drama department is spot on."
"‘Excellent lecturers who are always enthusiastic in teaching."
"The tutors are always approachable and make you feel more confident and at ease knowing that they are there. The tutors are always on hand to offer support and guidance."
"Doing the course has helped me realise what I want to do now in life."
"The course involves a lot of group work, which presents a great opportunity to make friends. The course boosts your confidence both inside and outside university, and it also gives a great opportunity to show off talent."
"The vocational aspect of the course is stimulating, and it prepares you for the professional world."
The course has a strong focus on employability and enterprise that leads to a diverse range of career opportunities for graduates, these include teaching, performing, directing, working as a playwright, casting agent, stage manager, technician or designer. Previous graduates are also employed in arts administration, media, marketing and management. Alternatively, you could continue your academic studies by progressing on to our MA in Contemporary Theatre and Performance (or other MA courses) and then eventually to a PhD. Following the degree you might also consider going on to train to teach, either through a PGCE course or a Graduate Teacher Programme.
Prospective applicants will be asked to attend a selection event/audition
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
Read further information on the audition process here
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The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
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