Single Major B.A. (Honours) in Theatre Studies

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Single Major B.A. (Honours) in Theatre Studies (Cohort 2019 onwards)

Programme Requirements

To major in Theatre Studies, students need to:

  1. Pass TS1101E Introduction to Theatre and Performance. This will be counted towards the Faculty Core or UE requirements.
  2. Pass at least 84 MCs of TS or TS-recognised modules which include the following:
    (1)  TS3103 Theatre Lab
    (2)  A maximum of 8 MCs of TS-recognised modules
    (3)  A minimum of 8 MCs from each of the following strands:
    (i)  Framing Histories
    (ii) Cultures in Practice
    (iii) Researching Performance (including TS3103)
    (4)  A minimum of 64 MCs at level 3000 or higher (including TS3103), with
    (i) a minimum of 40 MCs at level 4000 or higher
    (ii) a minimum of 35 MCs of TS modules at level 4000 or higher
    (iii) a maximum of 1 level 5000 TS module (subject to department’s approval)
    Level 4000 modules count for 5 MCs each except the Honours Thesis which counts for 15 MCs.
  3. The following TS-recognised modules may be read to fulfil TS Major requirements:
    EL4222 Stylistics and Drama
    EN2203 Introduction to Film Studies
    EN2204 Reading the Horror Film or EN3248 Reading the Horror Film
    EN2271 Introduction to Playwriting
    EN2272 Introduction to Writing Prose Fiction
    EN2273 Introduction to Creative Writing
    EN2274 Introduction to Screenwriting
    EN3226 Shakespeare
    EN3242 History of Film
    EN3271 Advanced Playwriting
    EN3272 Creative Writing
    EN4242 Modern Critical Theory
    EN4244 Topics in Cultural Studies
    EN4245 Narrative, Narration, Auteur
    EN4271 Research Workshop
    SE2224 Unmasked! An Introduction to Traditional Dance in SEA
    GES1029 Singapore Film: Performance of Identity (See Note 2 below)

Note:

  1. Students majoring in TS will be exempted from the pre-requisites for these TS-recognised modules. To read the TS-recognised level 4000 modules, students must fulfil the general pre-requisites of level 4000 modules. Level 4000 modules carry a general pre-requisite of having completed 80 MCs including 28 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.20 OR being on the Honours Track (some level 4000 modules may have different pre-requisites).
  2. Students majoring in TS (Cohort 2016 onwards) may read GES1029 to fulfil TS major requirements, OR General Education requirements. No double-counting is allowed. Students majoring in TS (Cohort 2016 onwards) cannot use GES1029 to fulfil UE outside major requirements.

TS strands and TS modules in each strand (for Cohort 2019 onwards)

TS2221 Global Theatres
TS2231 History and Theory of Western Theatre 1
TS2232 Asian Theatres: Tradition and the Contemporary
TS2233 Making Contemporary Performance
TS2239 Major Playwrights of the 20th Century
TS2243 Film Genres: Stars and Styles
TS2880A Modern Drama in Asia
TS3231 History and Theory of Western Theatre 2
TS3238 Acting for the Screen
TS3239 Reading Asian Drama
TS3241 Modern Drama
TS3244 Voice and Text
TS3248 Theatre and Orientalism
TS4880C Contemporary Performance Practices

Single Major B.A. (Honours) in Theatre Studies (Cohort 2016 to Cohort 2018)

Programme Requirements

To major in Theatre Studies, students need to:

  1. Pass TS1101E Introduction to Theatre and Performance. This will be counted towards the Faculty Core or UE requirements.
  2. Pass at least 84 MCs of TS or TS-recognised modules which include the following:
    (1)  TS3103 Theatre Lab
    (2)  A maximum of 8 MCs of TS-recognised modules
    (3)  A minimum of 8 MCs from each of the following strands:
    (i)  Timeframes
    (ii) Cultural Practices
    (iii) Perspectives on Performance (including TS3103)
    (4)  A minimum of 64 MCs at level 3000 or higher (including TS3103), with
    (i) a minimum of 40 MCs at level 4000 or higher
    (ii) a minimum of 35 MCs of TS modules at level 4000 or higher
    (iii) a maximum of 1 level 5000 TS module (subject to department’s approval)
    Level 4000 modules count for 5 MCs each except the Honours Thesis which counts for 15 MCs.
  3. The following TS-recognised modules may be read to fulfil TS Major requirements:
    EL4222 Stylistics and Drama
    EN2203 Introduction to Film Studies
    EN2204 Reading the Horror Film or EN3248 Reading the Horror Film
    EN2271 Introduction to Playwriting
    EN2272 Introduction to Writing Prose Fiction
    EN2273 Introduction to Creative Writing
    EN2274 Introduction to Screenwriting
    EN3226 Shakespeare
    EN3242 History of Film
    EN3271 Advanced Playwriting
    EN3272 Creative Writing
    EN4242 Modern Critical Theory
    EN4244 Topics in Cultural Studies
    EN4245 Narrative, Narration, Auteur
    EN4271 Research Workshop
    SE2224 Unmasked! An Introduction to Traditional Dance in SEA
    GES1029 Singapore Film: Performance of Identity (See Note 2 below)

Note:

  1. Students majoring in TS will be exempted from the pre-requisites for these TS-recognised modules. To read the TS-recognised level 4000 modules, students must fulfil the general pre-requisites of level 4000 modules. Level 4000 modules carry a general pre-requisite of having completed 80 MCs including 28 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.20 OR being on the Honours Track (some level 4000 modules may have different pre-requisites).
  2. Students majoring in TS (Cohort 2016 onwards) may read GES1029 to fulfil TS major requirements, OR General Education requirements. No double-counting is allowed. Students majoring in TS (Cohort 2016 onwards) cannot use GES1029 to fulfil UE outside major requirements.

TS strands and TS modules in each strand (for Cohort 2016 to Cohort 2018)

TS2221 Global Theatres
TS2231 History and Theory of Western Theatre 1
TS2232 Asian Theatres: Tradition and the Contemporary
TS2233 Making Contemporary Performance
TS2239 Major Playwrights of the 20th Century
TS2243 Film Genres: Stars and Styles
TS2880A Modern Drama in Asia
TS3231 History and Theory of Western Theatre 2
TS3239 Reading Asian Drama
TS3241 Modern Drama
TS3244 Voice and Text
TS3248 Theatre and Orientalism
TS4880C Contemporary Performance Practices