An integrated programme in which the study of literature complements the theoretical and practical study of drama.
Why study English and Drama?
The BA in English and Drama at St Mary’s provides the best of an education in English Literature with opportunities to develop your knowledge of performance in theory and practice.
Unlike like most degrees in these two subjects, this is a ‘Single Honours’ programme, meaning that it has been designed from the ground up so that the two disciplines – English Literature and Drama – feed off each other in creative and practical ways.
In your English and Drama degree at St Mary’s you will learn about contemporary fiction and theatre, develop your understanding of international literature and theatre and have a sound historical understanding of the origins of modern literature and drama.
The programme is particularly aimed at applicants interested in dramatic and non-dramatic literature, who are not yet willing to commit to a full ‘conservatoire' training in drama, with a possible eye to working in education and the creative industries.
Why St Mary's?
St Mary's also has a prestigious BA in Acting, and because of this has a very strong drama society, which puts on many productions every year, and provides opportunities for all students to get involved in all aspects of theatre-making.
You can expect to be taught in a number of different ways, including traditional lectures as well as studio workshops and online discussions. Of particular importance at St Mary's are individual tutorials with lecturing staff, where our students can get guidance tailored to their individual needs.
The full range of assessment methods is used in order to develop traditional academic skills as well as key transferable ones. Hence, there are traditional essays, a strictly limited number of exams, practical assessments, presentations, and extended projects that let students practise skills of relevance to their future careers.
- 100% of students indicated 'overall satisfaction' with the English course in the National Student Survey of 2017.
- Fully integrated Single Honours programme, in which the study of literature complements the study of drama.
- Excellent opportunities to get involved with student drama on campus.
- Beautiful campus university giving full access to all the theatre that London has to offer.