There are few better places to study Drama and English Literature than Liverpool with its many theatres and a rich tradition of producing some of the country’s best-known playwrights. LJMU’s strong links with local drama organisations and television companies mean that there will have a wide choice of work placement opportunities open to you. Our partners include:
The Unity Theatre
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse
Off the Ground Theatre
Ullaloom, Mersey TV
You will be taught by published, performed and performing writers, directors, actors and academics. Literary, theatrical and artistic events take place every day and night of the year, minutes from your rehearsal and workshop rooms.
You will have opportunities to perform but you will also learn to stage manage and direct. You will experience the challenges of group work and be required to produce new plays and perform them to audiences in our own drama centre and in venues all over Liverpool, as well as learning the meaning behind plays and the social significance of drama. You might even have the chance to work on TV or radio drama, perform stand-up comedy or make musical theatre.
The English modules provide an opportunity to explore some of the key ideas of our time through a range of literature, from the ‘classics’ through to more controversial literary themes such as madness, sex and race.