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BA in Business and Management & Drama with Professional Placement Year (Full Time)

Bath Spa University

Bachelor Degree , Business And Management

Course Description

The Business and Management undergraduate programme provides a flexible, stimulating and supportive learning environment that fosters creativity. Bath Business School students are innovative, responsible and internationally connected. The course is ideal for students who wish to obtain a degree that will provide them with a firm foundation to build a successful career in business. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional business experience through a range of flexible work placement options. You will also work creatively with businesses on projects. The programme empowers you to pursue your individual interests by selecting from a range of options. Professional recognition opportunities are also available. Business and Management is available as a single honours subject, for those who wish to keep their options open and to maximize flexibility and choice. You can also elect to follow a range of specialist pathways. Business and Management is also ideal as a companion subject in a combined honours programme. You will join a collegiate academic community that champions lifelong learning, supported by research and practice informed teaching.

BA Honours Drama is designed as a liberal arts programme which engages with creativity, culture and enterprise, and which seeks to bring into contact academic and industry relationships. It includes collaborations with the subject areas English, Creative Writing, Music and Theatre Production and is underpinned by the themes of collaboration, digital literacy, creativity, employability, research and professional practice.

The focus of the programme is on:

  •  The practical and critical exploration of drama and its place in the contemporary world;
  •  The effects and benefits of bringing into contact academic, professional and community discourses through partnerships and outward facing work;
  •  Collaboration with local theatres, theatre companies, arts venues, and educational and cultural institutions in Bath, Bristol and beyond;
  •  Working with industry professionals, writers, actors, directors and theatre practitioners from the fields of experimental, educational, professional and community-based theatre and performance;
  •  The effects and benefits of collaboration between drama and other academic disciplines.

The programme structure locates practice within a framework of ideas, histories and critical concepts and allows you to strategically acquire knowledge, skills and understanding through active participation in processes of research, performance, reflection and evaluation. We offer you strands of study in ensemble performance and performance analysis that include modules in performance skills and performance making. We also offer optional modules in areas such as performance and media, writing for performance, Shakespeare, acting and directing, and theatre for social change. For those of you who wish to specialise in-depth in a particular area of study, we offer the option of two bespoke pathways: Writing for Performance, and Musical Theatre. The Drama degree thus allows you to choose between a programme with a clear and specialised trajectory, or a programme that provides you with a more open and varied study experience.

The Business and Management undergraduate programme provides a flexible, stimulating and supportive learning environment that fosters creativity. Bath Business School students are innovative, responsible and internationally connected. The course is ideal for students who wish to obtain a degree that will provide them with a firm foundation to build a successful career in business. You will...

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Course Content

Business and Management

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • The Business Environment
  • Organisational Behaviour and Management
  • Economics and Globalisation
  • Managing Data
  • Design Thinking for Enterprise
  • Professional Practice

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Creativity for Business
  • Innovation Management
  • The Marketing Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Destination Management
  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Festival and Events Management
  • Law for Business Enterprise
  • Fashion Marketing and Management
  • Work Placement
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Business and Management Project
  • International Marketing
  • Management Accounting
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Enterprise: Creating your Business
  • Organisational Strategy
  • Managing Sustainability
  • New Trends in Management
  • Cross Cultural Management in International Business
  • Business Placement
  • Tourism: Contemporary Issues
  • Creating and Hosting Festivals and Events
  • Exploring Law in Business
  • Business and Academic Skills
  • Fashion Marketing Visualisation
  • Successful Freelancing
  • Leadership and Management

Drama

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Investigating Theatre and Performance
  • Contemporary Theatre
  • Building the Ensemble
  • Musical Theatre History
  • Theatre Project
  • Introduction to Theatre Production
  • Performance Practices
  • Musical Theatre Skills

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Making Performance 1
  • Applied Theatre
  • Theatre and Education
  • Creative Production Skills
  • Writing for Performance 1
  • Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
  • Musical Theatre Workshop
  • Performance Explorations
  • Acting and Directing
  • Making Performance
  • Performance and Media 1
  • Writing for Performance 2
  • Musical Theatre Workshop 2
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Performance and Media 2
  • Theatre and Social Engagement
  • Staging Gender
  • Musical Theatre Project
  • Writing and Directing for Performance 1
  • Performance Project
  • Performance Research Lab
  • Staging Shakespeare
  • Drama Independent Study
  • Production Project – Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Writing and Directing for Performance 2
  • Modern American Drama
  • Musicals as Popular Culture
  • Creative Enterprise Project 1

Professional placement year

Overview

This optional placement year provides you with the opportunity to identify, apply for, and secure professional experience, normally comprising one to three placements over a minimum of nine months. Successful completion of this module will demonstrate your ability to secure and sustain graduate-level employment.

Business and Management This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information. Year one (Level 4)...

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Entry Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. Typical offers include A level grades CCC with grade C in Business and grade C in Drama, Theatre studies, English or related subjects.

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. Typical offers include A level grades CCC with grade C in Business and grade C in Drama, Theatre studies, English or related subjects.

Assessment Methods

You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that test your business knowledge and management skills. These could include presentations, work related projects, group-work, computer based simulations, podcasts, examis, essays, videos and business reports.

We use a variety of assessment tasks across the programme, including:

  • Public performance
  • Playwriting
  • In-class performance of devised or published work
  • Oral presentations
  • Performance of backstage/technical roles
  • Critical reflection
  • Working as part of an ensemble
  • Script analysis
  • Devising
  • Individual and group research projects.

You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that test your business knowledge and management skills. These could include presentations, work related projects, group-work, computer based simulations, podcasts, examis, essays, videos and business reports. We use a variety of assessment tasks across the programme, including: Public...

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Additional Information

Award

BA (Hons) Business and Management and Drama

School/s

Bath Business School, Bath School of Music and Performing Arts

Campus or location

Newton Park

Course length

Three years full time, or four years full time with professional placement year.

Award

BA (Hons) Business and Management and Drama

School/s

Bath Business School, Bath School of Music and Performing Arts

Campus or location

Newton Park

Course length

Three years full time, or four years full time with professional placement year.