The Drama BA (Hons) programme offers a unique opportunity to study Drama through both practical and theoretical modules, which exposes students to a wide cross section of the multitude career pathways in the fields of Drama, Theatre and Performance. At each year level, there are several opportunities to perform work through scene studies, devised theatre, ensemble productions and staged readings of student work.
Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.
The Drama programme prepares students with a practical toolbox of methodologies and approaches to theatre-making in order to situate themselves within the diverse career pathways within the fields of Drama, Theatre and Performance industries. The programme is designed around the practical study of live theatre and performance underpinned by theoretical and historical contexts, which provides all students with a career outlook that might consider an academic career through further study. At the centre of the programme’s practical learning is the development of a collaborative, imaginative, reflexive and critically engaged mind-set.
The programme aims to establish an ethos and approach to creative practices built on professionalism, rigor, empathy and commitment in the diverse fields related to theatre-making. This programme appeals to students interested in pursuing careers related to performance, directing, devising, performance writing, dramaturgy, technical design, producing and curating live events, as well as careers related to education and other socially engaged arts practices.
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