Our BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre degree puts the creativity of performance at centre stage and aims to prepare students for a range of careers in the theatre and media, both on and off stage.
Students can gain core knowledge of the historical, philosophical, literary, performative and cultural antecedents of theatre. This knowledge forms the basis of understanding the artistic, aesthetic, political and ethical place of theatre in the 21st Century.
Through a mixture of core and optional modules, students can curate their own journey through the programme and can elect to specialise in routes focused on Contemporary Theatre Practice, Theatre and Performance Studies, and Technical Theatre and Production.
How You Study
The course interrogates practice and theory side by side, creating a broad, interconnected body of knowledge and experience for our students. Throughout the programme, students can engage with theatrical histories, traditions and practices; critical and cultural theory; performance technique; devising, making and analysis, as well as project design, management and vocationally-facing practice.
There are opportunities to participate in a variety of productions, collaborate with other departments and external companies, work with academics on research projects and perform at national and international festivals.
Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree
Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.
It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in an independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in an independent study.
How You Are Assessed
As this course aims to develop a wide range of practical and intellectual skills, assessment is varied and includes presentations, written projects, individual and group practical work, projects and portfolios, in addition to academic essays.
There are no formal end-of-year examinations. Throughout the degree, students are assessed through their production of practical and written work.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
Methods of Assessment
The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.
- GCE Advanced Levels: BCC
- International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall
- BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
- Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points
Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.
EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.
We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
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