Why study Italian with Theatre Studies at Warwick?
- Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures comprises excellent academic specialisms (French, German, Hispanic and Italian Studies) and the Language Centre (whose offerings also include Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin and Portuguese), leading to a powerful combination of languages, research interests and degree courses.
- The constituent academic subjects have consistently ranked among the very best in the UK in national and international league tables and are well known for their excellent scores in terms of student satisfaction.
- Modules and degree courses are under constant review, ensuring that they are fresh, effective and challenging. Some courses are open to students who are beginners or intermediate in a language.
- You will have access to outstanding facilities, including:
– the University Language Centre, where there are opportunities to take extra language courses in addition to your main course of study (additional fees apply);
– the Transnational Resources Centre (TRC), giving you exclusive access to over 3,000 DVDs in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese plus multimedia facilities, satellite television with integrated off-air recording facilities, video-editing software (with technical support), and DVD projection equipment.
- 25% of your study will be with our School of Theatre and Performance Studies, which was ranked fourth in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2016 and noted as 'excellent' by The Sunday Times. The department also persistently records the highest satisfaction ratings in National Student Surveys for the quality of our teaching and enthusiastic staff (98% of students were satisfied with the quality of their course in the 2013 survey).
Dr David Lines
4th year undergraduate
Why study at Warwick?
A view from our academics
What will I learn?
This course (75% Italian, 25% Theatre) has a strong focus on Italian components covering language, culture, and literature but it is also designed for those with an interest in drama as literature and theatre as communication. In each year, three modules are taken in Italian (one in Italian language and two other modules of a cultural and/or literary nature) with the remaining module being taken from Theatre Studies and/or other departments.
Throughout your degree you will study Italian language at an appropriate level. Your year abroad is taken either in year 2 or 3, and is normally spent studying at an Italian university, improving your knowledge and understanding of the country and culture which you have chosen to study. In your intermediate and final years you can choose from a range of advanced modules in the Italian Department. Theatre Studies modules cover a range of aspects of theatre and performance. In your final year, you can choose to research a dissertation.
For module information please visit the Italian with Theatre Studies website.
How will I learn?
We employ a variety of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars (in which the emphasis is on student participation) and written and spoken language classes. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading or watching primary texts, engaging with secondary sources, writing essays and working on your language skills.
How will I be assessed?
We will track your progress through a variety of methods, including language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.
What opportunities are there to study abroad?
You will normally spend either the second or third year of your course abroad. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.
A level: ABB, including any modern or classical language.
International Baccalaureate: 34 points, including 5 at Higher Level in any modern or classical language.
Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must demonstrate required language skills.
General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies at A or AS level. Critical Thinking only accepted at AS level.
A level/Higher Level Italian not required. A/Advanced Higher/IB Higher Level in any modern language is required.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Interviews Applicants may be invited to interview at the discretion of the Department (usually where non-standard qualifications are involved).
Departmental Offer Holder Days Offers to applicants will include an invitation to a selection of Departmental Open Days, which are held in the spring term.
Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules will I study?
We offer a wide variety of modules exploring Italian language, culture, society and history, as well as Theatre Studies modules.
More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.
*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Recent graduate destinations include:
Assistant Producer, France 24 TV; German market, American Express; Fraud Investigator, Apple; Translator, The Lonely Planet; Assistant to the Governor of the Banca Italia, International Marketing Assistant, Next plc; International Graduate, HSBC Private Bank.
A level: ABB, including a modern or classical language
IB: 34 points, including 5 at Higher Level in any modern or classical language
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), including a year abroad
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
Find out more about fees and funding
Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.
This information is applicable for 2017 entry.