What Will You Study

Lancaster's degree in Theatre and Creative Writing is taught jointly by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) and the Department of English and Creative Writing. It combines the study of the theatre with the writing of original and imaginative fiction, poetry or plays. These two different focuses reinforce and complement each other.

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 Creative Writing courses are taught by a team of widely published authors through a combination of lectures, readings, practice and discussion in regular tutor-led workshops. Your degree includes an Introduction to Creative Writing in your first year, and in your second and third years of study you will choose additional genre-specific units such as Short Fiction, Poetry Writing or Creative Non-fiction.

You will begin your degree with core courses including Modernism in the Arts, an Introduction to Theatre Studies and Creative Writing. In your second year you’ll move on to subjects such as Performance Composition, Intermediate Creative Writing and our LICA interdisciplinary module Critical Reflections. You will then complete your degree by choosing from a selection of Theatre and Creative Writing modules on offer such as an Introduction to Television Drama, Post-war European Playwrights and Poetry: Genre and Practice.