B.A. Drama with Irish
Coleraine (Northern Ireland)
Drama in the School of Creative Arts and Technologies provides an exciting and challenging programme with an emphasis on contemporary performance practices. Our approach to teaching and learning integrates theories and practices of performance in order to extend our understanding of Drama as an art form in its social, political and cultural contexts.
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What you'll learn on the course
In Year 1 (Level 4), Major Drama students will take six compulsory modules, four in Drama and two in the Minor subject. These modules will provide a thorough grounding for more specialised modules in Years 2 and 3 (Levels 5 and 6).
In Years 2 and 3, students are able to select from modules such as Acting, Commedia dell'Arte, Directing, Site Specific Performance, Music Theatre, Dramaturgy, Arts Entrepreneurship, Theatre and Community, Educational Arts, Irish Theatre, Working Class Performance, North American Theatre, Writing for Stage and Screen, and Storytelling and Performance.
There is a compulsory Issues in Performance module at each level. This theoretical module will introduce you to new and challenging ways of thinking about and analysing plays and performance. Production Process and Arts Administration are also compulsory at Level 5.
Full-time students studying Irish as a minor are expected to complete one third of their course in the study of this subject. Most modules offer 3 hours of teaching per week (2 lectures and a seminar), plus additional contact time as required for tutorial consultation or general guidance. Independent reading and study, which will also be guided by module coordinators, is expected to occupy 13 hours per module per week. We endeavour to make lecture and seminar times convenient for those who have to travel far or who have part-time jobs.
Irish as a minor in year 1 has two compulsory modules: Irish Language and Culture 1 (semester 1 & 2) and Irish Literature 1 (semester 1 & 2) which are designed to equip you with key language skills and some basic tools of literary criticism.
Irish as a minor in year 2 has two compulsory modules: Irish Language and Culture 2 (semester 1 &2) and Irish Literature 2 (semester 1 &2) which are deigned to build on the year 1 study in terms of linguistic proficiency and literary analysis.
Irish as a minor in year 3 has two compulsory modules: Irish Language and Culture 3 (semester 1 &2) and Irish Literature 3 (semester 1 &2) which are designed to give you a mastery of the language and an in-depth knowledge of the development of literary genres while building on analytical skills acquired during year 1 & 2.