Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The Department is one of the largest theatre departments in the UK, so it can offer an unusually wide range of subject areas, all taught by specialists. Teaching is always at the cutting'edge of the subject as the Department has a strong research culture: all staff are active researchers and over 95% of our research is recognised internationally (RAE 2008). The Department is well resourced, with a workshop, six technical staff, three major performance spaces (the Studio Theatre, the Boilerhouse, and the Handa Noh Studio), and two rehearsal rooms equipped for performance. A digital studio allows students to explore new technology. We are committed to the integration of theory and practice at all times. Our teaching emphasises experimental projects that test ideas. Our proximity to central London offers students easy access to the capital's many productions, with theatre professionals also contributing to our teaching.

Course Modules

Year 1: theatre and performance'making; theatre and text; theatre and culture; theatre and ideas. Year 2: theatre and performance'making 2; theatre and text 2; theatre and culture 2; theatre and ideas 2. Year 3: methods and processes; final year project (dissertation, group performance, or special study); research seminar; culture and creativity.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £15,200  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-AAB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBCC
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • SQA Higher AABBB

Key Course Information

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79% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 71%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 96%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 96%

£16,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

100% Go on to work and/or study

In work 80
Studying 10
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 5
Unknown 0

18% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 54%

Total Practical: 46%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation