Academic programs

Licence in Literature - Theatre Studies

General information

Prerequisites for enrolment
Admission conditions
Length of studies
6 semesters
Campus Hannah Arendt
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Cost and financial aid
Initial training  
Continuous training (employees, jobseekers, self-employed)

Licence's degree in Arts, Literature and Languages, major: Literature
Type of course: Theatre studies


  • The teaching of the Licence in Literature aims to provide students with a solid French literary culture, both French and foreign, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, as well as a knowledge of the history of the French language and its functioning
  • The courses in the Licence in Literature allow students to develop critical thinking skills and acquire fluid and versatile writing skills
  • In addition to general skills, the "theatre studies" course in the L3 offers the possibility of acquiring specific knowledge in the field of French and foreign theatre


  • The students have a privileged environment: university library, city centre campus, computer rooms...
  • Some courses can be given off-site, such as at the BNF - Maison Jean Vilar, or at the Centre des Écritures Dramatique at the Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lez-Avignon
  • Cultural professionals (arts, theatre, publishing) can intervene to enrich the training.


Erasmus training area

09.2 General and comparative literature

ERASMUS field (if applicable)

Littérature générale et comparée


Research centers partnerships

Centre Norbert Elias (EHESS):

Institution partnerships

Centre des écritures dramatiques - Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lez-Avignon
BNF - Jean Vilar
Theatres in the Avignon and Arles area


Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac

Admission conditions

  • Licence's degree or equivalent
  • Admission by application for foreign diplomas
  • Examination of applications according to the Parcoursup procedure
  • Public report of the Parcoursup Examination Commission available here in PDF format.


At the University of Avignon and Pays de Vaucluse, the pre-registration and registration procedures are done online on the website, see the "Registration" section.
Please note that some courses are only accessible after one or more pre-selection and/or selection stages. Therefore, before registering, you must meet all the conditions for admission.

Year of highschool graduation
Bac + 3
Level of education obtained after completion
Niveau III

Targeted skill(s)

  • To find accurate and precise information
  • To present a thought with clarity, coherence and finesse
  • To know how to argue
  • To know and understand the point of view of the Other
  • To use cultural competences
  • To master written and oral expression
  • To use the cultural and linguistic past to understand and analyse the present
  • To work in groups
  • To acquire a general French and Francophone literary culture
  • To acquire a broad theatrical culture
  • To acquire critical and writing skills for theatrical analysis

Career Opportunities

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  • Cultural occupations
  • Public writer
  • Teaching professions
  • Territorial civil servant
  • Edition
  • Bookstore
  • Libraries
  • All occupations based on cultural and writing skills

Further studies

Within Avignon University:
- Master in Theatre and Heritage
- Master MEEF
- Master FLE
Within partner universities:
- Other Masters specialized in language and literature
Professional paths leading to competitive examinations for: journalist, librarian, cultural mediator, speech therapist...


Teaching campuses
Hannah Arendt Campus

Geographic location
Hannah Arendt Campus, Sainte Marthe site

UFR ip Arts, Lettres et Langues 74, rue Louis Pasteur Case n°17

Director of studies

Sophie GAILLARD and Chantal WIONET: Department and Diploma Managers
Cédric PÉROLINI: Head of L1 studies
Chantal WIONET: Head of L2 studies
Sophie GAILLARD: Head of L3 studies

Registrar office contact details


+33 (0)4 90 16 26 69

+ 33 (0)4 90 16 27 02

North building

Date of update July 2, 2021