Francesca Cooper

English Literature and Drama

Francesca Cooper

It was the mini drama workshops and English lectures that really impressed me at Open Day

I enjoyed both English and Drama at A-Level and chose to study them both at university. I believe they will lead into a variety of different careers and help me develop some transferable skills.

It was the mini drama workshops and English lectures that really impressed me at Open Day. I thought the course looked really interesting and diverse, and I was particularly impressed with the links to the Goat and Monkey Theatre Company and the Pegasus Theatre.

The mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials mean that you are never learning through just one mode of teaching, and being able to use the Pegasus Theatre for some of the Drama modules is great. I have also found the members of both departments to be particularly inspiring and helpful, and staff are always there to help and are quick to respond to emails.

Oxford is a great city; there are lots of theatre and drama events going on, all against a beautiful backdrop rich in culture and heritage. Being allowed to use resources such as the Bodleian library in third year is also a massive benefit of being based in Oxford.

In the future I hope to have a job in the Arts/Media/Entertainment industry, though I haven’t ruled out studying for a postgraduate degree in a Drama related subject. There have been so many chances for work experience; the Drama department are always contacting you with exciting opportunities. I believe these experiences will massively help my future career, alongside all the other transferable skills I am learning.