University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Gain an in'depth understanding of practice and theory with our stimulating range of innovative modules ' You'll work with leading researchers, writers and practitioners in the field ' You will have opportunities to gain work experience in teaching or in creative arts organisations (recent opportunities were with The People Show, Chelsea Theatre and Live Art Development Agency). ' You will have access to a vibrant philosophy culture in London. Roehampton Philosophy is an institutional member of the University of London's Institute of Philosophy and the Royal Institute of Philosophy. Our students have access to a wide range of lectures, seminars and conferences offered by these Institutes. ' Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015) and the most research'intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Course Modules

Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Year 1: thinking through theatre; stages and staging 1; stages and staging 2; engaging performance 1 (questioning performance); engaging performance 2 (performance fieldwork); contemporary professional practices. Year 2: critical frameworks; arguments for comedy; riots, censorship and offence ; representing women (feminist perspectives on drama, theatre and performance); theatre and the American dream; race, ethnicity and representation; community drama and theatre; mapping modern drama; postmodernism and performance; music, theatre and performance; modernism, performance and the avant'garde; contemporary British drama; performance and live art; classical Greek and roman drama in context; staging gender (Shakespeare to Behn); in the beginning was sound; new media in performance; early modern practice; performance, culture and the poetics of the everyday: field methods in performance studies; contemporary devising strategies; adaptation for the theatre; installation art; voice in dramatic performance; approaches to directing; practical approaches to acting; design and scenography; studio theatre production; site specific theatre production. Year 3: theatre and drama for the young; stages of terror; theatre and landscape; performance, gender and sexuality; staging multicultural Britain (performance in a postcolonial perspective); the non'human in performance; the theatre image; theatre and religion; leisure industries, escape and experience; theatre on the move; food and performance; Shakespeare on screen; drama of the 60's counter'culture; race writes representation; Shakespeare and contemporary performance; performance in an age of hip hop; Romani/gypsy cultures in performance; theatre criticism; advanced theatre practices; text workshop; performing failure; performing non'fiction (biographical performance); performing comedy; group production project; applied theatre/community performance: perspectives and methods; work placement; performance practice as research; playwriting; performance documentation; dissertation; extended dissertation; special topic. Philosophy Year 1: classical philosophy; philosophy, critical thinking and logic; modern philosophy. Year 2: metaphysics and mind; moral and political philosophy. Optional modules: aesthetics; philosophy of religion; epistemology; Indian philosophy and religion. Year 3: dissertation; contemporary political philosophy; philosophy of science; philosophy of the social sciences; Wittgenstein; Marxism; continental philosophy; philosophy of language.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

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