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DRA304 Theatre history and theatre production

Course description for academic year 2021/2022

Contents and structure

This is the second module in the spring semester. Focus is on theatre history and theatre production. The module introduces theatre history with a special focus on classical theatre, dramaturgy and traditions. Actor training, script work, production and directing will be central.

The module is open for exchange students. 5 credits in Process drama will be offered to fullfill a three months exchange study.

Learning Outcome


At the end of the module the student has obtained knowledge of:

  • Theatre history with a special focus on classical theatre
  • Dramatic means of expression


At the end of the module the student can:

  • Make use of a variety of bodily and vocal expressions
  • Make use of theatrical means of expression

General competence

At the end of the study the student can:

  • Play a role and be part of an ensemble

Entry requirements


Teaching methods

Scenic production through individual, group and full class work, accessing theatre, workshops, lectures and tutorials.

Compulsory learning activities

  • Attendance in teaching.
  • An oral presentation (ca. 60 min) and a written analysis (min. 1500 words) connected to a part of theatre history. Specific guidelines will be introduced to the students at the start of the course.


Practical-methodical group exam. Based on classical theatre, the students in ensembles produce a performance (ca. 7 students per ensemble, duration ca. 25 min per performance). The exam is the presentation of this performance.

The group will get a collective mark where the production as a whole is assessed. In special cases, the grade may be adjusted for individual members of the group.

Mark scale: A-F.

New/postponed practical exam will be performed individually.

Examination support material

The students are free to use costumes, props, light and sound.

More about examination support material