Each year you will take two course units in each subject. The French course units focus on spoken and written language. Language course units exploit film resources and computer programmes designed by the Department, with language laboratories, satellite television and internet available all day for personal study.
In the first year, optional course units introduce key areas such as history, linguistics, politics, literature, theories of communication, cinema and the visual arts, which equip students with foundational knowledge, critical tools and skills. By the final year, the range of course units allows students to specialise in aspects of particular interest.
Drama explores a wide range of dramatic and theatrical forms, conventions, periods, traditions and activities. You'll learn to communicate intellectual ideas through seminar presentations and creative performance work and how to work effectively in teams.
In the first year foundation course you only take four of the eight components: contemporary theatremaking, critical theories I, boundaries of performance, and staging histories. In your second and your final years you study alongside single honours students, taking half the number of courses in drama.
Throughout the course, you will:
learn to converse and write confidently in contemporary French
analyse and critique French materials in a wide variety of media
explore the complex relationship between texts and performance in drama
acquire critical, analytical and group-working skills.
All undergraduate degree courses at Royal Holloway are based on the course unit system. This system provides an effective and flexible approach to study, while ensuring that our degrees have a coherent and developmental structure. In the case of combined degree courses, this approach also makes it possible to change the balance of your subjects during your time at Royal Holloway.
The websites of the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Department of Drama and Theatre give detailed lists of the course units taken for each different degree.
View the full course specification for French and Drama (BA) in the Programme Specification Repository.