BA (Hons) Drama & Theatre - BA (Hons) Degree
York St John University
York St John University, Lord Mayor\'s Walk, York, YO31 7EX
Tel: 01904 624624
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Head of Programmes BA (Hons) Theatre: John Merrylees
Studying Drama & Theatre is an immersive experience where you will not only be working in taught sessions but also performing in the work of other students, taking opportunities outside of teaching time and being a part of the strong community of theatre makers and creative people at York St John.In your first year you will develop key crafts in contemporary drama and theatre (including acting, writing, devising and workshop practices). You will learn to work creatively in groups and gain an understanding of how contemporary practice sits within historical contexts.
In your second year you will deepen your skills through increasing specialism, developing expertise in your own areas of interest. You will apply these skills to drama, theatre and performance making in a range of contexts and considering its relationship to the world around you.
In your final year you will work as both an independent artist and as a member of a performance company, developing work from research and development to actualisation. You will be supported in positioning yourself and your portfolio of skills as you prepare to for your chosen career.
Theatre students work on practical projects around 75% of their time. As well as taught sessions, theatre students have the opportunity to edit the in-house theatre magazine, Theatre Pages, to organise and facilitate the in-house Touring theatre venue Performing House (see below), or participate in workshops, projects and events around campus and the city. Theatre students are probably the busiest students at York St John; if you're not rehearsing then you're performing, or lighting a show, or auditioning, or performing in a film for other students. The list goes on, but this means that you leave university with a full CV and plenty of practical experience.
Our graduates are versatile and professional practitioners in Drama, Theatre and Performance. You will gain a wide-range of transferable skills that include working across areas like theatre production; performance and performing; workshop delivery and facilitation. Upon graduating you will have worked in groups and independently, project managing your own learning and working to deadlines.
Drama & Theatre assessments are mainly practical and assessed through live performances and performative presentations. We also assess critical essays, reflective documents and collections of writing for theatre as small books.