This form is for current second year SINGLE HONOURS Theatre and Performance Studies students. There are separate forms for JOINT HONOURS students and those wishing to take one or more Theatre Studies modules as EXTERNAL OPTIONS
You are required to take 120 CATS of modules in Year 3. At least 90 of these must be in Theatre Studies (with the remainder comprised of modules from an external department - please contact individual departments to see what is available and consider this in relation to the time and workload committments of your Theatre modules)
All final-year Theatre Studies students are required to take the 30 CAT Independent Research Option. Details of this and the form that you need to submit (by Mon 29 April 4pm) can be found here.
Ideally, everybody would be able to take their first choice of options but constraints of class sizes, staff availability and workload mean that we need some flexibility in order to accommodate everyone. Our primary objective is to ensure parity and to this end we ask that you provide your first choices of modules and fill in a supporting statement setting out which modules you feel most strongly about taking. Making a case for all your modules doesn't help us that much - if everyone has to take one of their second options and you have told us that every one of your choices is equally important then that requires us to determine which one we will substitute with a second choice of module. Because some modules are necessarily capped in numbers we sometimes have to override even a strongly-argued case for taking that module.
Making your choices
Single Honours students in Theatre Studies have a special dispensation regarding the balance of assessed to examined work; whereas the rest of the university operates a 50/50 split, you may take up to 65% assessed work (and a minimum of 35% examined work) across your final two years. As we operate a number of practical courses that are examined this should not be to great an issue but please note the % of assessed work accompanying each module on the outlines page.
You should talk to students and tutors about modules and, if they are existing modules, review the mix of assessments and the expectations around them in terms of time (eg as can be seen from the current Summer timetable some modules have a significant workload in the third term)
We will be closing this form on Friday Week 2 at 4pm (Friday 3rd May). We do not give preference to forms that arrive earlier than the deadline but will give preference to those that are submitted on time to those that are relayed to us after the deadline
This is primarily intended to go through the process of choosing your options and submitting this form. The meeting for 2nd Years going into 3rd Year is Week 1 Monday 22nd April 1300-1400 - G53
This form is closed and is no longer accepting any submissions.
Thank you for your time.
Ind. Research Option Form
(Form closes Mon 29 April 4pm)
UPDATE: ADJUSTMENT TO MARKETING WEIGHTING MEANS THAT OPTIONS ARE NOW DUE 4pm Tue 7th MAY