Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree combines the study of literatures in English with the study of theatre and performance. It brings insights from a range of perspectives to develop your analytical and imaginative skills. We offer a creative and innovative learning environment in which to study English and Drama. Many of our staff are professional theatre'makers, and we have strong links with theatres, companies and professional organisations. You'll develop an awareness of literary'historical contexts and of relationships between theatrical texts and other literary genres. You'll also enhance your critical understanding of the rhetorical and performative aspects of literary texts by developing your awareness of performance practices. You'll have the chance to examine Western and non'Western theatre. The degree includes some practical experience with producing theatre but is primarily a text'based course designed to develop your understanding of performance studies rather than your creative practice. As a student at Goldsmiths you'll be close to one of the largest concentrations of performance practice in Europe. You'll benefit from our excellent on'campus facilities, including a 160'seat theatre and three performance studios. Both departments are large enough to provide a wide range of modules, but small enough to let you get to know other students and staff.

Course Modules

Modules include: Analytic vocabularies; theatre making: process and performance; drama production: summer projects; explorations in literature; introduction to the short story; introduction to poetry; elements of theatre history; and either: modernisms and postmodernity A and B or performance theory/practice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates ABBB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • SQA Higher ABBBC-ABBBB
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB-ABC
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) DD

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88% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 85%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 88%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 77%

£17,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 0

14% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 26%

Total Coursework: 67%

Total Practical: 7%

£5,247 - £5,247
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,906 - £7,306
Typical cost of private accommodation