Course Overview

Lancaster’s combined four-year Spanish Studies and Theatre degree is taught jointly in 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 Spanish-speaking country, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture.

Your Spanish Studies courses will develop your proficiency in written and spoken Spanish while exploring the society, culture, history and politics of Spain and Latin-America.  In Theatre, 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 the core modules Spanish Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) and Introduction to Theatre Studies as well as an introduction to Hispanic culture studies. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as Spanish Language: Oral and Written skills, 'Power and Resistance in Spain and Spanish America', and a comparative modules, such as 'Understanding Culture' or 'Cinema and Society in Europe and Latin America: Thematic and Formal Perspectives'. In Theatre you will be able to choose from Theatre Techniques, Performance Composition, British Theatre & the State of the Nation, Post-war European Playwrights, Performing the Avant-garde, Work Placement, and TV Drama.

Your third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity.  You will finish your degree back at Lancaster with Spanish courses such as Spanish Language: Written and Oral Skills and a choice of specialist culture modules, such as and Latin America and Spain on Film: Masculinities and Violence in context. Alongside this you will be able to choose Theatre modules such as Applied Theatre Practice, Creative Enterprise, Sensational Performances, New Writing in British Theatre, Contemporary European Postdramatic Theatre and New Scenographies in Performance.

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