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Information for Current Students

These tabs contain important and useful information for your time in the Drama department, including timetables, dates and structures, Academic Style Guides and many more... 

If you have any questions regarding any of the information or policies located within these tabs, please contact the respective faculty administrators for undergraduates and postgraduates.

Welcome to Royal Holloway. Moving from further education to higher education is a huge leap and represents a real commitment to your education and personal development.

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All members of the department are very pleased to get a chance to work with you during your degree studies. We look forward to sharing our expertise as we help you to develop your own knowledge and  own ways of thinking about theatre.

The first term can be a real challenge: of course, you have to negotiate different approaches to knowledge and need to acquire new skills, but you also need to develop new friendships and working relationships. You also need to understand how your university and department work. We'll make a start in induction week with our full schedule of activities.

However, we recognise that nobody can possibly teach or learn so much that is new in a single week.

So, the only thing you really need to remember is that we are here to help and support you as you learn about the department. If you find yourselves with questions, please ask: ask your Academic Adviser, ask at the Office, ask your Student Buddy, ask any member of staff. We will be pleased to help.

You're extremely welcome additions to our community of scholars and practitioners. We hope that your degree studies will inspire and provoke you to develop your own contribution to our shared academic discipline.

Induction schedules

First Year Undergraduate Welcome Week Schedule 2016

Academic Style Guide

The department requires students to use the MLA referencing system; please click here for a link to a style guide covering the most commonly used type of sources.

Please note that the Departmental Style Guide covers only the most commonly used types of sources. For information on how to reference other types of material, please consult MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (2009), which also contains invaluable advice about evaluating sources, avoiding plagiarism, conducting research, and using correct punctuation. We strongly advise you to purchase a copy, which will also give you access to additional resources at www.mlahandbook.org.

Further information about MLA referencing can also be obtained from the Bedford/St. Martin’s website, which allows you to download free pdf guides to documenting sources in MLA style.

For helpful advice about grammar, punctuation, syntax, and other elements of writing style, as well as links to other internet resources, consult the following websites:

The Center for Writing Studies (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The Writing Centre (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The OWL at Purdue (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)

Technical Information

All Technical Guidelines, Room Booking details, details of Multimedia Support and a whole host of other useful information is available on the Drama Technical area of Moodle.

Royal Holloway students should log in and if prompted use the enrolment key "tech".

If you have any problems enrolling or accessing this section, please email Bruce Asher.

Katharine Worth Building Room Map

You can grab your own copy of the map here, or have a quick look at our online interactive map of the department.

Induction schedule

MA Timetable

MA in Applied and Participatory Theatre

Component structure

DT5006 Applied and Participatory Theatre: Workshop (40 credits)
DT5203 Making Performance (40 credits)
DT5119 Independent Practical Project (40 credits)
DT5210 Dissertation (60 credits)

Part-time students

The part-time programme lasts 102 weeks, beginning in September of year one. Students taking this programme part-time are recommended to complete:

Year1

DT5006 Applied and Participatory Theatre: Workshop (40 credits)
DT5119 Independent Practical Project (40 credits)

Year 2

DT5203 Making Performance (40 credits)
DT5210 Dissertation (60 credits)

Tutorials in respect of the dissertation would begin in the summer term of the first year.

MA in Contemporary Performance Practices

Component structure

DT5211 Contemporary Performance Practices: Workshop (40 credits)
DT5203 Making Performance (40 credits)
DT5212 Contemporary Performance Practices: Independent Practical Project (40 credits)
DT5210 Dissertation (60 credits)

Part-time students

The part-time programme lasts 102 weeks, beginning in September of year one. Students taking this programme part-time are recommended to complete:

Year1

DT5211 Contemporary Performance Practices: Workshop (40 credits)
DT5212 Contemporary Performance Practices: Independent Practical Project (40 credits)

Year 2

DT5203 Making Performance (40 credits)
DT5210 Dissertation (60 credits)

Tutorials in respect of the dissertation would begin in the summer term of the first year.

MA in Playwriting

Component structure

DT5100 Playwriting (80 credits)
DT5203 Making Performance (40 credits)
DT5210 Dissertation (60 credits)

Part-time students

The part-time programme lasts 102 weeks, beginning in September of year one. Students taking this programme part-time are recommended to complete:

Year1

DT5100 Playwriting (80 credits)

Year 2

DT5203 Making Performance (40 credits)
DT5210 Dissertation (60 credits)

Tutorials in respect of the dissertation would begin in the summer term of the first year.

Postgraduate Certificate in Physical Theatre for Dancers and Actors

Please see this page for more details

MA Assignment Submission Cover Sheet

...can be found here. In addition, the template cover sheet for the DT5210 Dissertation can be found here.

Academic Style Guide

The department requires students to use the MLA referencing system; please click here for a link to a style guide covering the most commonly used type of sources.

Please note that the Departmental Style Guide covers only the most commonly used types of sources. For information on how to reference other types of material, please consult MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (2009), which also contains invaluable advice about evaluating sources, avoiding plagiarism, conducting research, and using correct punctuation. We strongly advise you to purchase a copy, which will also give you access to additional resources at www.mlahandbook.org.

Further information about MLA referencing can also be obtained from the Bedford/St. Martin’s website, which allows you to download free pdf guides to documenting sources in MLA style.

For helpful advice about grammar, punctuation, syntax, and other elements of writing style, as well as links to other internet resources, consult the following websites:

The Center for Writing Studies (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The Writing Centre (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The OWL at Purdue (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)

Technical Information

All Technical Guidelines, Room Booking details, details of Multimedia Support and a whole host of other useful information is available on the Drama Technical area of Moodle.

RHUL students should log in and if prompted use the enrolment key "tech".

If you have any problems enrolling or accessing this section, please email Bruce Asher.

Katharine Worth Building Room Map

You can grab your own copy of the map here, or have a quick look at our online interactive map of the department.

Generic skills Programme and support

The College has its own Research Support for the Arts and Social Sciences Faculty webpage.

Conference Funding

The department runs this grant scheme to provide financial support when you are invited to give a conference paper closely related to the subject of your research. The grant is available to all PhD students, but it is recommended that students apply for this fund in their 2nd or 3rd year. No more than £300 may be awarded over the course of your study.

To apply for the grant you must submit your request, along with a supporting email from your supervisor, to the Director of Graduate Studies, Melissa Blanco Borelli. If your request is approved then this will allow you to claim back expenses incurred as a result of attending the conference, to a maximum of £300. Please make sure you keep all of your original receipts for your expense claim.

The grant is not usually available to cover travel or other expenses, but this may be possible in particular circumstances. Please contact the Director of Graduate Studies for further advice.

Reimbursement of expenses

If you are an employee of the College you will need to claim back your expenses via Agresso. Please see the Finance website for details:

If you are not an employee then please complete the expenses form, which can be found here.

You should return the completed form and itemised, original receipts to Ally Williams.

If you have any questions about this process, then please contact the Postgraduate Administrator, Ally Williams.

Departmental Research Training

Ways of Working sessions 2015/16

Please check this website and your College email regularly for any updates.

Handbooks and Induction

Postgraduate Research Students

Information for Postgraduate Research Students

Research students at Royal Holloway are valued members of the lively academic community and occupy an important place in the College’s teaching and research activities. For day-to-day concerns and subject-specific research training, your first port of call is the administrator in your departmental office with responsibility for postgraduate students. In addition your department will have a Director of Graduate Studies or Research Student Convenor who you should feel free to consult. The College runs a Generic Skills Programme of training sessions where you will meet students from all disciplines.

Research Centres and Groups

A number of our Research Centres and Groups are interdisciplinary, and all welcome the participation of research students. We are keen to help foster intellectual and social links between postgraduate students and researchers from all disciplines. Find out more about Research Centres and Groups.

Practice-based PhD Programme Info

International Students - Visa Information

Information on visa requirements and how to apply for a CAS extension can be found at the International Student Support web pages.

Academic Style Guide

The department requires students to use the MLA referencing system; please click here for a link to a style guide covering the most commonly used type of sources.

Please note that the Departmental Style Guide covers only the most commonly used types of sources. For information on how to reference other types of material, please consult MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (2009), which also contains invaluable advice about evaluating sources, avoiding plagiarism, conducting research, and using correct punctuation. We strongly advise you to purchase a copy, which will also give you access to additional resources at www.mlahandbook.org.

Further information about MLA referencing can also be obtained from the Bedford/St. Martin’s website, which allows you to download free pdf guides to documenting sources in MLA style.

For helpful advice about grammar, punctuation, syntax, and other elements of writing style, as well as links to other internet resources, consult the following websites:

The Center for Writing Studies (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The Writing Centre (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The OWL at Purdue (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University

Technical Information

All Technical Guidelines, Room Booking details, details of Multimedia Support and a whole host of other useful information is available on the Drama Technical area of Moodle.

Royal Holloway students should log in and if prompted use the enrolment key "tech".

If you have any problems enrolling or accessing this section, please email Bruce Asher.

Katharine Worth Building Room Map

You can grab your own copy of the map here, or have a quick look at our online interactive map of the department.


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