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English and Drama (Diploma)



English and Drama (Diploma) is a course run by NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development, Galway. It is a 'Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online' course with a duration of 2 years. English and Drama (Diploma) gives a Course Qualification of Diploma, awarded by National University of Ireland Galway. For more information about English and Drama (Diploma) at NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development, please review the details below.

The Diploma in English & Drama aims to introduce students to the fundamentals of literary analysis. Students learn to deal with issues of genre and style, to apply diverse critical perspectives and to recognise the ways in which literature and theatre functions in society.

Through a detailed study of poets, the programme explores relationship between form, content and culture in poetic art. In its focus on drama, the course analyses selected plays playing close attention to issues such as theatrical practice, spectatorship and the social function of theatre. This diploma also introduces students to the world of fiction, to its formal and thematic properties and looks at facets of fiction writing such as characterisation, plot, setting and diction.

This course offers a broad overview of the field, demonstrating the many ways in which English and Drama Studies form a basis for a spectrum of critical thinking and cultural analysis. It also entails the study of specific literary and theatrical areas. Students taking this specialism will refine, develop and/or acquire skills in close reading and critical analysis, improve and enhance oral and written expression, and emerge with an expanded sense of imaginative and cultural possibility.

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Training ProviderNUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development
Course LocationGalway
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationDiploma
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland Galway
Awarding Body DetailsDiploma
Course Start Date1st September 2023
Course Duration2 years
Course Fee1,000 p.a. (Non EU: 1,500 p.a.)
Entry RequirementsThere are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in English and Drama.
Carear PathStudents of the course may progress to the BA Humanities & Social Sciences. It would also benefit those who work in a related area.
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