Course Overview

The French component of Lancaster's four-year combined degree is delivered by the Department of European Languages and Cultures. Theatre Studies - ranked in the UK's top five by the Complete University Guide 2013 - is part of the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA).

Your degree programme gives you a practical working knowledge of French together with the study of the social, political and historical life of France and includes a year in a French-speaking country. In Theatre Studies, you'll develop your understanding and creative abilities through theory and practice, with the option of more subject specific or interdisciplinary studies.

You'll begin your degree with an Introduction to Theatre Studies and French Studies (Intensive or Advanced). In your second year, you'll study subjects such as French Language: Oral Skills; French Studies: Written Skills; Post war European Playwrights or Work Placement, Media and Performance, and TV Drama.

The third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity, before finishing your degree back at Lancaster taking modules such as French Language: Oral Skills; French Language: Written skills; a specialist French culture module ; Applied Theatre Practice, Creative Enterprise , Contemporary British Playwrights and Popular Performance.

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