BA (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
Full Time - Undergraduate Studies
CAO Code: DN530
CAO Points Range 2020: 326-589
Length of Course: 4 Years
Average Intake: 260
Why is this course for me?
Study English, Drama and Film if you want to become a critical and creative thinker. Refine your critical engagement with a wide variety of texts and cultures, in different genres and media, and across different historical locations. Consider in great depth the role of cultural representation across a diverse range of genres, forms and time periods. Choose this course if you are interested in the relationships between literature, drama and film.
Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
Graduates work across a wide spectrum of areas such as journalism, broadcasting, cultural agencies and industries, research and administration, education, advertising and public relations.
Graduates are prepared for a wide range of MA, MPhil and PhD courses within the UCD School of English, Drama & Film.
See www.ucd.ie/englishdramafilm/study/postgraduate for more detail.
What Will I Study
You will study theories, histories, forms and genres of literature, drama, film and media culture from the medieval period to the contemporary moment. There is a wide range of modules available to you from across all three subject areas – English, Drama, and Film – allowing you to find and follow your own interests through the course. In addition, there are dedicated transdisciplinary modules which focus specifically on the intersections between film, literature, drama, and media texts and cultures. You will develop your critical skills via a range of teaching modes (lecture, tutorial, seminar, research supervision), through collaborative and peer learning, and independent, self-directed scholarship.
- Page, Stage, Screen
- Reading World Literature
- Literature & Crisis
- Theatre Context and Conventions
- The Theatrical Event
- Introduction to Film & Media (including case studies in digital innovation, film, television and other media forms)
You will take a core module on Creativity & Creative Practice and choose from a range of modules including:
- Critical Theory
- Reading Medieval Literature
- Renaissance Literature
- Romantic Literature
- Action Adventure Cinema
- Staging Performance
- Contemporary Ireland on Stage
- From Victorian to Modern
- Twentieth Century Drama
- Film & TV Genres: Horror or Action/Adventure
- Mediated Identities: Documentary & Social Change
- Production Culture: TV History
- National Cinemas: Irish Film & TV
- Global Bollywood
- The French New Wave
You will choose from a range of options that will enable you to broaden your horizons and enrich your academic experience:
- Apply for a competitive internship in an area that interests you and/or relates to your area of study.
- Study abroad for a trimester/year to develop your language skills and immerse yourself in a new culture.
- Deepen your knowledge by studying a dedicated range of English, Drama and Film modules, including: Fin-de-Siècle, Making Shakespeare, Contemporary Historical Novel, Contemporary, Theatre & Performance, Staging Texts, Animation, Medieval Celluloid, The Modern City in Literature, Performance in Everyday Life, Internship, Trimester Abroad.
- Revolutions in Twentieth Century World Theatres
- Alternative Cinemas
- Feminist Media Studies
- Cinema & the City
- Wellness & Happiness Media
- Global Science Fiction
- The Irish Gothic
International Study Opportunities
We offer a number of Erasmus and Study abroad opportunities that include leading universities in: Frieburg, Paris, Turin, Verona, Amsterdam, Coimbra, Barcelona in Europe as well as Canada, USA and New Zealand.
“I have always been interested in the three subjects English, Drama, and Film and was thrilled when I discovered that UCD provides the opportunity to study them together. Being an interdisciplinary course, it shows how each of the three subjects influences the other ones while studying them thoroughly on their own as well. The course has given me a greater understanding of the correlation between the film, drama and media industries. I am excited by the modules and opportunities this course offers me.”
Raphael Adams, Student