This exciting bespoke programme of professional development is delivered by UEA’s School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, and will "bring texts alive" during a series of informative and experiential workshops, enabling participants to engage with both classical and contemporary texts. During this stimulating environment, participants will be encouraged to share ideas and examples of best practice with academic staff at UEA, and to develop new ways to enrich the English Literature and Drama curriculum.
During the programme participants will be introduced to the higher education system in the UK; the University's history; the UK's focus and methods of international recruitment; and how drama is taught by the University's School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing.
Our Drama courses are renowned for their strong practical emphasis on all aspects of dramatic production, combined with the study of the theory, history and social significance of drama. In the 2013 National Student Survey, the department came joint first for overall satisfaction out of all English mainstream university Drama departments, with an overall satisfaction score of 98 per cent. Alumni have gone on to work in a wide variety of professions, as well as all aspects of theatre, television and film – as actors, writers, directors, technicians, managers and arts administrators. Recent external assessments include the following comments: 'The Teaching Quality Assessment report highlights the "distinctiveness and diversity" of the programmes provided by Drama. The unit is small but makes use of this to ensure excellence in staff-student relations and delivery of the programmes; it is highly dynamic, witness the improving research profile and constant innovation in teaching'.