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Drama with Philosophy

BA
  • UCAS code W4V5
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2018

The course

By combining Drama (75% of your course) with Philosophy (25%) you'll have the opportunity to study Drama and Theatre as the major element of your degree alongside philosophy.

Choosing to study Drama at Royal Holloway will put you at the centre of one of the largest and most influential Drama and Theatre departments in the world. You'll create performances, analyse texts, and bring a range of critical ideas to bear on both.  On this course the text and the body, thinking and doing, work together. There's no barrier between theory and practice: theory helps you understand and make the most of practice, while practice sheds light on theory. By moving between the two, you'll find your place as an informed theatre-maker, and by studying a variety of practices, by yourself and with others, you'll get knowledge of the industry as a whole, and learn how your interests could fit into the bigger picture.

We are top-rated for teaching and research, with a campus community recognised for its creativity. Our staff cover a huge range of theatre and performance studies, but we're particularly strong in contemporary British theatre, international and intercultural performance, theatre history, dance and physical theatre, and contemporary performance practices.

At Royal Holloway we have a unique approach to Philosophy that looks beyond the narrow confines of the Anglo-American analytic or the European tradition of philosophy focus on both traditions, their relationship and connections between them. The result has been the creation of a truly interdisciplinary and collaborative programme that brings together academic staff from departments across the university.

With the opportunity to examine (amongst other things) the mind and consciousness, aesthetics and morals, the self and others, the range of subjects available to Philosophy students at Royal Holloway guarantees that there will be something on offer that really engages you during your time with us.

  • Philosophy makes up one quarter of your degree.
  • A choice of Drama modules, including some that encompass film and dance.
  • A variety of Philosophy modules, from ‘Aesthetics and morals’ to ‘The self and others.’
  • Assessment by coursework, performance and written exams.
  • Explore how both mind and body work together.
5th

in the UK for Performing Arts

Source: QS World University Rankings, 2018

14th

in the world for Performing Arts

Source: QS World University Rankings, 2018

90%

of our Drama, Theatre and Dance graduates go onto further study within six months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2017

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