The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Drama and English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons)
This is a full-time joint honours programme within the Drama and Theatre subject area.
- Subject area: Drama and Theatre
- Award: BA (Hons)
- Code: WQ43
- Location: Canterbury
- Honours: Joint
- Mode of study: Full-time
- Duration: 3 years
- Start: 2013
- Year in industry: No
- Year abroad: Yes
- Institution(s): University of Kent
As a Kent Drama and Theatre student, you can choose between a three-year BA (Hons) programme, our unique four-year MDrama degree and a range of joint honours options. We also offer you the opportunity to spend a year abroad or a year in industry.
University of Kent drama students are taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world. Our range of industry-standard facilities include studios, performance spaces and workshops.
There is a diverse array of exciting modules to choose from that incorporate a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements. This allows you to develop the skills and vision needed for employment in the creative industries and beyond. Consequently, our Drama and Theatre courses are among the most popular in the country with strong National Student Survey results every year.
Our four-year single honours MDrama degree is unique, and includes a 'pre-professional' year within a chosen specialism. The MDrama programme was praised as innovative and leading in the field' by the most recent external Periodic Review panel. We focus on theatre from traditional text-based theatre to innovative contemporary performance; from theatre management to community theatre. Close links with the professional industry are reflected in guest lectures and opportunities for placement learning.
As this is a joint honours programme, you may find it useful to read both of the following subject leaflets for more information:
As this is a joint honours subject, please see both subject leaflets below for more details about the modules you may take:
Please contact us if you have any queries (Contacts are listed under the 'Further information' tab).
Teaching and assessment
Teaching is through workshops, seminars, lectures and practical projects. Drama and Theatre modules are continuously assessed based on coursework, projects and presentations, performances, essays and dissertations.
English Language and Linguistics
On average, you have four one-hour lectures each week plus four seminar classes of two hours each. However, this varies depending on the material and the nature of the module, and may include workshops, discussion groups and practical sessions. You have group or one-to-one tutorials for research projects and dissertations, and also have tutorials with your lecturers and seminar leaders to discuss coursework and assignments. In addition, you have access to further information and support via Moodle, our interactive web-based learning platform.
At each stage, some modules are continuously assessed, while others combine coursework and examination. Stage 2 and 3 modules count towards your final degree result.
The Department has developed partnerships with some of the major players in theatre in the UK including: Battersea Arts Centre, the RSC and The Gate. Selected programmes offer you the opportunity to go on work placements which can lead to future full-time employment, while the range of modules we offer ensures you develop key skills such as planning and organisation, teamworking, adaptability and leadership.
Past graduates have become theatre producers, actors, literary managers, journalists, authors, directors, performers, scriptwriters for television, stand-up comedians, casting agents, event managers, arts administrators, community theatre officers for local councils, drama teachers, and many have gone on to postgraduate study. We also support past students to set up companies and remain in Kent with the Graduate Theatre Scheme.
English Language and Linguistics
Single and joint honours programmes in English Language and Linguistics help you acquire highlevel skills in communication, problem solving, group work, IT and numeracy, which will be very important in your future career. The programme prepares students for an extensive and wide range of careers where an in-depth understanding of how language functions is essential. These include advertising, journalism and professional writing, media, public relations, marketing and sales, publishing, teaching at all levels, company training, broadcasting, conversation analysis, and the civil or diplomatic services. The single honours programme is particularly useful for students who are thinking of English teaching either in the UK or abroad.
For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability
Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including passing all components, guarantees you entry onto the first year of this degree programme.
ABB at A level, BTEC DDM/DMM overall, IB Diploma 33 points or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 6 in Theatre where taken.
Drama and Theatre Studies grade B where taken and English Language or English Language and Literature grade B where taken.
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Key Information Sets
The Key Information Set (KIS) data (right) is compiled by UNISTATS and draws from a variety of sources which includes the National Student Survey and the Higher Education Statistical Agency. The data for assessment and contact hours is compiled from the most populous modules (to the total of 120 credits for an academic session) for this particular degree programme. Depending on module selection, there may be some variation between the KIS data and an individual's experience. For further information on how the KIS data is compiled please see the UNISTATS website.
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