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Join an exciting and challenging Drama degree that will support you to become a future industry leader. Study Drama at Greenwich and develop the skills for success in the Creative and Performing Arts.

Drama at Greenwich is an innovative and practice-led course where you learn and work out of the Bathway Theatre in Woolwich - a specialist facility with six studios and a flexible auditorium. You'll be taught by world-leading academics and theatre practitioners with exceptional partnerships with industry.

Take part in a range of modules from devising to technical theatre, directing and writing. Hone your performance skills through large-scale public productions and create your own Theatre Company in the final year to kick-start your professional future.

If you're interested in a Drama course with a year studying abroad, have a look at our 4-year BA (Hons) Drama with International Study degree. You can apply to join the BA (Hons) Drama with International Study degree as a new student in year 1 and students studying our BA (Hons) Drama degree may be able - subject to meeting certain conditions - to transfer to the BA (Hons) Drama with International Study degree.

Our 4-year 'sandwich' mode includes a professional practice year where you work with one of our industry partners.

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

W400 G BA/Dr

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

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

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£9,250 /£17,000

What you should know about this course

  • This course focuses on live performance with modules ranging from contemporary performance skills to modern dramatic texts and technical theatre.
  • All modules 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 different contexts and platforms.
  • Trips to London West End Theatre and fringe theatre scene are part of your learning and are embedded in the course modules.
  • You can collaborate on projects with students and staff across the School of Stage and Screen, and develop your skills for film, television and digital media.

Drama at Greenwich - Shape your creative future


Hear from some of our undergraduate BA (Hons) Drama students about their projects, their course highlights and their advice for future students.

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.

About the course team

Drama staff are all creative practitioners and scholars involved in original research projects. You will be taught by an experienced team of experts in a supportive environment. We connect with other artists and academics through the Bathway Theatre Network. Partners include Greenwich Theatre, Protein Dance Theatre, Greenwich and Lewisham Young People's Theatre (GLYPT), and a variety of professional theatre companies, writers and performers.

Studying BA (Hons) Drama at the University of Greenwich has been a truly rewarding experience as I have had the opportunity to work in a creative and welcoming environment. The staff are both passionate and supportive and have inspired me to continue working in the arts after I graduate.

- Cora Mason, BA Hons Drama Graduate

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Entry requirements

If you are

Qualifications

  • 104 UCAS Tariff points. We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, Access to HE and all other qualifications with UCAS Tariff points.
  • In addition, you will need: GCSE Mathematics at grade 4/C and GCSE English Language/Literature at grade 4/C. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Contextual Admissions

  • We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions Policy.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

Choose your country:

Further information about entry

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

For entry: applicants with non-traditional qualifications or appropriate professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from modules of this degree.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary to suit the type of activity. Workshops will normally hold around 25 people, whereas lectures may be larger.

You will be put in to smaller groups for particular assessment tasks, projects and performances.

Where you will learn

All course modules, with the exception of one optional module, are taught at the Bathway site in Woolwich. The single option module not taught at Bathway is taught at the Greenwich Campus.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate sufficient time for self study and group work.  You will carry out practical and theoretical research, undertake set reading, and work in small groups towards assessments, performances, and presentation.

You can reserve studio space at Bathway for this and use the computers and other technical resources on site, plus the Stockwell Street library in Greenwich.

In addition, during the week you can also:

Overall workload

Drama requires both independent study and a large amount of group work. If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. Each 30-credit module should take 300 hours in total including staff contact time; 15 credits need 150 hours.

Learning to work independently and as part of a creative project team makes our graduates highly desirable employees, whether they pursue careers in theatre or in other fields.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Part time

Fees and funding

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.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £9,250 £2,312 per 30 credits N/A
International £17,000 £4,250 per 30 credits N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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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.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

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

Financial support

Resources: You will need comfortable clothing for practical modules (including steel toe capped boots for technical theatre students). You will also need to buy a limited number of texts for your studies. Many other texts and resources are available from our Stockwell Street Library.

Trips: Drama students typically attend 3-4 theatre trips per year (typically in/around London). We subsidise these so you only pay half the ticket cost.

Transport: You face any costs for travelling to/from our theatre facility in Woolwich, where several of our drama modules may be taught.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

This course can be taken in sandwich mode, which means you can take a year to work in industry between your second and final years of study. Sandwich placements are relevant to your degree subject and are paid roles. Sandwich placements in industry are relevant to your degree subject and are paid roles.

You will also have the option to select a module for which you will be required to undertake a short-term placement. The module will be assessed on your reflection on this placement and how you can apply your knowledge to the workplace. Many placements are found through our network of industry contacts, and students are supported in securing these.

How long is my placement?

Sandwich placements last for between 9-13 months. Work-based learning module placements are normally one day a week for either one or two terms depending on the number of credits available from the module.

What are the financial arrangements?

Sandwich placements in industry are paid roles whereas work-based learning module placements are normally unpaid.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

The skills you acquire through studying our courses will prepare you for careers in a wide range of industries and jobs. Many graduates of our drama course go on to careers in the theatre, in film and socially engaged drama.

Are internships available?

Students are encouraged to take up Summer internships during the Summer holidays, though it is up to the student to find them. Support is available to students from the Employability and Careers Service when applying for placements and internships.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible. The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops. In addition, your School has a dedicated Employability Officer who will be organising work-related activities throughout the year which will help you to build you industry knowledge and networks.

More about careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.