Course Overview

Lancaster's combined four-year German Studies and Theatre degree is taught jointly by our Department of European Languages and Culture and the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA). This degree scheme includes a year spent in a German-speaking country, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture.

Studying Theatre at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn about innovative twentieth and twenty-first century theatre and performance through an exciting and varied mix of theoretical and practical approaches. You will gain critical and creative skills that open up possibilities for working in theatre, while making you attractive to a wide range of other employers.

Your German Studies programme aims to increase your fluency while exploring the country's social, historical, political and cultural background in a European and global context. In Theatre Studies, you'll expand your understanding and creative abilities through a stimulating integration of theory and practice and with the option of more subject specific or interdisciplinary studies.

You'll begin your degree with core modules including German Studies (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) and Introduction to Theatre Studies. In your second year, you will follow courses in German Language Oral Skills, German Language Written Skills and the core German culture course, Becoming German: Identity Formation in Modern German Society and Culture. You can also take courses on Post-war European Playwrights, Performance Composition, Media and Performance or TV Drama and take a Work Placement through a dedicated module. 

You will spend your third year abroad and this will make a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You will then finish your degree back at Lancaster by taking modules such as Contemporary European Theatre, Applied Theatre Practice, Literature and Fame in Contemporary Germany along with further German Language Oral and Written modules. 

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