Julia Corbett

English Literature and Drama

Julia Corbett

The course has both practical and non-practical elements: we not only learn about theatre, but also get to explore what we have learnt in a practical safe environment

I decided to come to Oxford Brookes to study Drama because the lecturers running the course were extremely enthusiastic and immediately made me look forward to the next three years of studying.

The course has both practical and non-practical elements: we not only learn about theatre, but also get to explore what we have learnt in a practical safe environment. Throughout my degree there have been lots of opportunities to take part in workshops with external directors and theatre companies, which constantly challenges students and keeps the course varied and interesting. I have formed a close relationship with the Drama department that has helped my development in both written and practical work. Many of our seminars take place either in the drama studio on campus or within a local theatre - this recently refurbished theatre has the latest facilities which have been fantastic to take advantage of.

During my course so far I have studied theatre practitioners and their influence on the theatre from renaissance time up to the present day, as well as exploring particular types of drama created from their social and historical contexts. In the third year there is an opportunity to do a final performance, which I am greatly looking forward to.