Rabindra Bharati University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Course in Drama
This degree course combines the theory and practice of drama. The two approaches are not merely complementary, but are indivisible in the study of drama and theatre at degree level. The main teaching modes comprise seminar discussion and practical workshop sessions, which explore play texts, theoretical writings, performance traditions and techniques, and examine the theatre?s role and function in society throughout history. European, American and non-Western theatre traditions are studied as well as British theatre. Modules in Technical theatre, lighting, sound, set and costume, television drama, and playwriting are also available. Practical work takes place primarily in the Department?s theatre and studios. The Sir Robert Martin Theatre seats an audience of up to 300 and has a proscenium arch, which is easily adapted to accommodate other forms of production. The Leonard Dixon Studio and the Stanley Evernden Studio are flexible spaces seating up to 86 and 45 respectively. Studying Abroad Our courses enable you to study for a selected period of time in international destinations such as the USA, Canada, Singapore and continental Europe. Assessment The course is assessed solely through coursework, using various methods according to the module being studied. Methods include: essays/reflective work, seminar participation, online in-class tests, annotated bibliographies, performance projects, in-class presentations, research projects, workbook/log books, group work & peer assessments and dissertation. Career Prospects The professions entered by English and Drama graduates include accountancy, advertising, arts administration, journalism, law, librarianship, management, publishing, theatre, television and radio, social and youth work, and teaching. Postgraduate courses in theatre studies, teacher training, journalism, and acting and directing courses at drama schools are popular amongst our graduates.