DRA2000 - Bachelor's Thesis in Drama and Theatre


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelors thesis and adjusting oral exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Bachelors thesis and adjusting oral exam 100/100

Course content

The student will acquire insight in a proper text- and writing comprehension,  information processing, collection of empirical data, as well as an assessment of research and methods into an academically relevant topic. In the work on the thesis, the student must work independently and show academic in-depth study and presentation of the chosen topic.

The Bachelor's thesis can be written individually or in pairs. If written in pair, it must be possible to identify the individual candidate's contributions from each other throughout the thesis, and the candidates must undergo individual oral examinations. Each candidate receives an individual grade.

The Bachelor's thesis in Drama and Theater can be based on practice. This can be the students' own practice through the study or in an external environment. It may also be other professionally relevant practice, within performing arts, drama and theatre pedagogy or other applied theatre practice.

Learning outcome


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have:

  • in-depth knowledge about their chosen subject or topic.
  • knowledge about the process of carrying through an individual scientific project.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will know how to:

  • plan and implement an independent scientific/research project, within a self-chosen subject/topic.
  • write and develop an academic text.
  • present and substantiate his/her findings, analysis and conclusions.

Learning methods and activities

Instruction will consist of lectures, seminars and individual guidance. The student will receive supervision and feedback on project description, outline and draft text. The student will prepare examination questions and evaluate sources in seminars and under individual supervision, as well as literature for a self-chosen syllabus.

The seminars will be organized according to what is most appropriate based on the students' choice of theme.

Mandatory activities:

  • Attendance at the introductory lecture, first seminar and seminar with a presentation.
  • Three compulsory assignments: 1. Theme for the assignment 300 words (3rd week), 2. Project description 800-1000 words (5th week), 3. Curriculum (7th week)
  • Oral presentation of own project and feedback on fellow students' presentations. 
  • Minimum two meetings with the supervisor during the writing process.
  • Compulsory self-selected syllabus, 900 pages

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory attendance
  • Oral presentation of project, and feedback on other students projects
  • Minimum two meetings with assigned supervisor

Further on evaluation

The final assessment is based on a Bachelor's thesis which is graded on the scale A-F. The length of the Bachelor's thesis should not exceed 6000-8000 words. The assessment is adjusted by an oral examination, where the student will be able to defend his/her thesis. Students who fail must retake both parts. DRA2000 is only taught and supervised in the spring semester.

If the bachelor thesis is written in pairs, each of the individual contributions should be 6000-8000 words.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Drama and Theatre (BDRAMA)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the Bachelor Programme i Drama and Theatre and specialization (a minimum of 60 credits) in Drama and Theatre.

Course materials

Approx. 1200 pages of set texts. 300 pages form a common nucleus of course literature related to the lectures, whereas the remaining 900 minimum consists of individually chosen texts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KM2017 15.0 AUTUMN 2019
KM2000 15.0 AUTUMN 2019
DRA2100 15.0 AUTUMN 2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies


Examination arrangement: Assignment and oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS Oral examination
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: Bachelors thesis and adjusting oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Bachelors thesis and adjusting oral exam 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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