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Drama with Film

BA
  • UCAS code W4W6
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019

The course

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

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.

Film and television don't just shape culture: they create it. Our unique 360˚ approach to cinema allows you to understand film from every angle: from stars to directors, historical origins to contemporary economics, socio-political contexts, to aesthetic achievements and from the dynamics of screenplays to the global cultures that shape production, reception and film form itself. You'll come away from the course speaking confidently about concepts and ideas, with the ability to deftly critique them, too – ideal skills for the communication industries, creative arts and beyond. Taking this approach, you will study film and television from Hollywood and Europe, Bollywood, Asia and Latin America alongside a range of more experimental non-narrative film, television and digital media forms.

  • Film studies makes up a quarter of your course.
  • Study a range of practices, from physical theatre to contemporary British theatre.
  • Be part of two complementary departments with a creative focus on interdisciplinarity.
  • Reflect critically on performance and write film reviews.
  • Contrast performance techniques for stage and screen.
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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