Drama, BA Hons

This programme allows students to specialise in theatre performance and theory while also incorporating courses from a variety of other subject pathways. Drama at Greenwich offers a grounding in the history, theory and practice of theatre to enhance your understanding of contemporary theatre environments and practice. Modules range widely from dramatic literature and history to specific performance practices such as applied drama, physical theatre and playwriting. All courses combine theory and practice, and provide students with opportunities to develop their performance skills, improve their writing and public speaking, acquire technical expertise and experiment with new approaches to theatre performance and read more

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

Overview

Overview

This programme allows students to specialise in theatre performance and theory while also incorporating courses from a variety of other subject pathways.

Drama at Greenwich offers a grounding in the history, theory and practice of theatre to enhance your understanding of contemporary theatre environments and practice. Modules range widely from dramatic literature and history to specific performance practices such as applied drama, physical theatre and playwriting. All courses combine theory and practice, and provide students with opportunities to develop their performance skills, improve their writing and public speaking, acquire technical expertise and experiment with new approaches to theatre performance and research. Students engage in theatre-making as writers, technicians, directors and performers throughout the degree.

What our students say

Ranking

According to the National Student Survey 2015: 

  • 91% of our students agree that they received sufficient support from staff
  • 91% of student said that staff were good at explaining things
  • 95% of students said that staff made the subject interesting
  • 95% of students were satisfied overall with the programme.

According to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 88% of students were in work or further study six months after graduation.

Personal and professional development

Drama improves skills in communication, self-discipline, research and creative teamwork - all qualities increasingly valued by employers in many fields.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To further students' understanding of drama within social, historical and cultural contexts through practice, research and experience
  • To encourage critical and creative engagement with the history and theory of theatre to enhance understanding of contemporary theatre environments and practices
  • To advance knowledge of a range of theatre practitioners and specific performance practices and encourage reflection on the inter-relationship of theory and practice
  • To encourage collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to performance research and performance making
  • To prepare students for the application of their skills and knowledge in professional environments through public performance and community engagement
  • To develop transferable skills, including presentation and articulation, analysis and critical reading, research, bibliographic construction, word processing, project management, collaboration and community liaison.

What you'll study

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Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Formal essay
  • Research project
  • Logbook
  • Seminar presentations
  • Practical workshops and production.

Careers

Students on this programme develop many sought after and transferable skills, including presentation and
articulation, analysis and critical reading, research, project management, collaboration, and community
liaison. You'll be primed for employment in a wide range of industries and sectors or be able to pursue
postgraduate study or research leading to drama related careers.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Greenwich Campus

The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

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Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

Campus bus service every half hour between campuses.

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