is the study of imaginative writing and dramatic performance. It focuses on their forms and traditions, and on the myriad ways they engage with the everyday world. The program offers subjects in a wide range of fields, from the Medieval to Romanticism, Modernism, Postmodernism, and beyond. This includes English, Australian, American and postcolonial writing and theatre; European, Classical, Japanese and Australian drama; and literary, cultural and performance theory. English
at Melbourne University is recognised nationally and internationally for its innovative teaching, scholarship and research.
Students who complete the specialisation should have acquired the following skills and competencies:
- an introductory knowledge of the main periods and trends in English and/English and Theatre studies;
- an introductory knowledge of key critical methods in English and/English and Theatre studies;
- general skills in the analysis of literary and/or dramatic texts, genres, histories, cultures and performances;
- general skills in research, writing, and thinking critically about creative texts and performances.
Structure & Available Subjects: A specialisation in English in the Graduate Diploma of Arts consists of:
- one level 1 English subject (12.5 points)
- 37.5 points of level 2 English subejcts
- The compulsory subject Critical Debates(12.5 points)
- and 37.5 points of level 3 English subejcts
Total 100 points