Drama and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter is a challenging and flexible degree that builds on internationally-renowned centres of excellence in research and teaching. Our teaching grows out of our wide-ranging, world-leading research interests and we provide a supportive and high-quality environment for learning.
The programme aims to provide you with a sense of the range and variety of literary works and visual sources, to introduce you to theoretical approaches that enable you to engage critically with artefacts understood in their historical and cultural contexts, and to develop your critical and practical engagement with the social, historical and cultural contexts of theatre and the visual arts.
Drama modules are taught by staff with expertise in theatre, drama and performance theory from the classical era to the present, and in practice fields including acting, directing, scriptwriting, voice, applied theatre, live art, digital theatre crafts, music theatre, puppetry, dance, and intercultural performance training. Visual culture modules are taught by staff with expertise in art and technology, exhibition, documentation, archiving and replay, mixed and virtual reality; performance and presence, conceptual and performance art, and installation and video art; and contemporary French visual culture, including installation art and artistic representations of archives. You can find out more about our collections, events and the involvement of our students and staff in art and culture.
The programme moves from an initial foundation year towards greater choice and a higher degree of specialisation in subsequent years. The programme covers a wide range of material allowing you to develop and follow your own interests with the provision of modules by active researchers who are at the forefront of their respective fields. Drama and Visual culture at the University of Exeter offers state-of-the-art study and studio practice facilities, and a lively and supportive student environment.
Our Drama and Visual culture programme produces the sort of independent, self-motivated, creative graduate who is ready for a broad range of careers and for postgraduate study.
As part of the Combined Honours Drama and Visual culture degree you may study for either a full year or half a year at one of our partner institutions across the world. Full details of these schemes and of our partner institutions can be found on the College's Study Abroad webpages for further information and our International webpages for details of where you can study abroad as part of an Erasmus or International exchange arrangement.
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