What Will You Study

Lancaster’s Theatre and English Literature degree gives you the opportunity to study contemporary theatre, drama and performance alongside works spanning Shakespeare, film and twenty-first century writing. Theatre is part of the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) a vibrant, contemporary arts environment with excellent facilities. Our Department of English and Creative Writing offers both traditional and state-of-the art approaches to English Literature.

In English Literature, you’ll explore texts of different periods and genres and develop a deeper critical understanding of the role of literature in society. You’ll receive a full introduction to Theatre Studies and will learn about innovative twentieth and twenty first century theatre and performance through an exciting and varied mix of theoretical and practical approaches.

You’ll begin your degree with modules that develop your understanding of your core subjects as well as LICA’s interdisciplinary arts course.  In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as Contemporary British Theatre and Post War European Playwrights before completing your degree with final-year modules including a Dissertation unit and Contemporary Experimental Performance.