BA Drama - BA (Hons) Degree
University of Essex
Centre for Theatre Studies, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
Tel: 01206 872806
Fax: 01206 872620
Administrator: Penny Woollard
Drama is a rich and diverse art form, with an ancient history that spans human cultures across the globe. The theatre is a medium through which societies reflect on the most important issues of the day, laugh, dream and dare to imagine things differently; it is the mirror in which individuals and communities scrutinise themselves. Studying drama allows you to explore some of the most important and influential texts ever written; and it exposes you to new experiences, new ideas and to many worlds.
We believe that the joint engagement of practice and theory produces a deep understanding of how drama works. As a result, our teaching combines practical workshops with critical seminars and lectures, and is delivered by an experienced team of playwrights, directors, and actors, as well as leading academic theatre specialists.
You study a wide spectrum of dramatic literature from Ancient Greek tragedy and Shakespeare, to modern plays from across Europe and the world; and you also study theatre-making practice. You consider different ways in which theatre is made, and relate academic study to the practice of making and seeing theatre. We explore theatre buildings and history, as well as looking at drama in relation to political issues, and in applied contexts such as schools and communities.