Undergraduate prospectus

Drama, BA Hons

Our drama degree is your chance to explore all aspects of theatre making. You’ll develop your skills as a performer, writer and director and bring them to the stage in a real theatre.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Excellent facilities at our own Bathway theatre site, a 100 seat capacity theatre and 6 studio spaces for teaching and rehearsals
  • Focus on live performance with modules ranging from contemporary performance skills to modern dramatic texts and technical theatre
  • Theatre trips to London’s west end and fringe theatre scene as part of your learning
  • All courses combine theory and practice, so you can acquire expertise in performing, theatre making, critical writing and public speaking
  • Specific performance practices such as applied drama, physical theatre and contemporary performance allow you to show your work in front of an audience in different contexts and platforms

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

W400 G BA/Dr

Department

Literature, Language & Theatre

Location

Attendance

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

Drama at Greenwich offers a rich and supportive environment to study the practice and theory of theatre. We acknowledge the diverse contexts in which drama occurs and the creative challenges it inspires. We have excellent facilities including our own Bathway theatre site, a 100 seat capacity, fully equipped theatre as well as 6 studios spaces for teaching and rehearsal.  

Modules range widely from contemporary performance skills to historical and modern dramatic literature. Specific performance practices such as applied drama, physical theatre and performance making are embedded in the programme, with other options available including 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 performers, writers, stage technicians and directors throughout their degree.

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 will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

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The best way to find out about student life at the University of Greenwich is to join one of our amazing Open Days. You get to look around the campus, view our student accommodation, and speak with staff and students to get your questions answered. Parents are very welcome too!

Come and see why Greenwich is the ideal university for you.

Can’t make it? Don’t worry!

We host events regularly, so there will be more opportunities to visit very soon.

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

  • 104 UCAS points. 
  • GCSEs in English (language or literature) and mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.

We also accept alternative qualifications including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers 
  • Irish Highers.

General studies is not normally accepted. 

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition:

  • Promising applicants will be invited to participate in an audition workshop
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

You will need to pay for specific theatre trips but we are pleased to say that these tickets are subsided by the University of Greenwich by 50%. There is no fee for the audition workshop. For certain courses you will need to buy a limited number of text books and plays, as advised by the module leader. Full time UK students receive an Aspire card to help with these costs.

Additional information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Formal essay
  • Research projects
  • Seminar or workshop presentation
  • Performance.

Careers

Students on this programme go on to work in creative professions or those where drama's transferable skills are highly sought after. These developed skills include 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 arts industries and other sectors, or be able to pursue postgraduate study.

Not quite what you were looking for?

We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

Drama at the University of Greenwich

Study drama at Greenwich and you’ll have access to a large theatre and six studio spaces for teaching and rehearsals in which to hone your performance skills.

A director’s story


Drama student Ash Baker talks about directing her first play while at Greenwich and how it has prepared her for a career in the arts.