BA in English and Theatre - BA (Hons) Degree
The University of Sheffield
School of English Literature Language and Linguistics, Sir William Empson House, Shearwood Road, Sheffield, S10 2TD
Tel: 0114 222 8480
Fax: 0114 222 8481
Subject Director for Theatre: Dr Bill McDonnell
Theatre and Production Manager: Rob Hemus
This Single Honours programme allows students to study both literature and theatrical performance. Two core modules are taken each semester, one in literature and the other in practice-based theatre, plus a third approved (optional) module chosen from either field.
Theatre at Sheffield is based on the integration of theory and practice through courses undertaken in our excellent studio and workshop spaces. Students are assessed on both their practical contribution, and their ability to contextualise and to reflect on practice using, where appropriate, analytical, theoretical and historical approaches.
We value in particular creative and disciplined engagement, commitment to ensemble practice, a willingness to experiment and test ideas, and the ability to demonstrate understanding and discoveries through presentations and performances as well as in writing.
Although this is a Single Honours programme, rather than one that specifically seeks to offer professional training, the rich cultural context and teaching methods provide opportunities for developing a broad range of professional skills linked to the theatre industry.