Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree reflects the diversity and excitement of the subject in the new millennium, and gives you the opportunity to study the theory and practice of theatre and performance in a range of media. You'll study in a dynamic department that offers you a balanced mix of theoretical and practical work so that both onstantly inform each other. We're located within easy travelling distance of central London, so you'll be close to one of the largest concentrations of performance practices in Europe. Many of our staff are professional theatre'makers and committed researchers, and we have strong links with theatres, companies and professional organisations. You'll benefit from our excellent on'campus facilities, including a 160'seat theatre, four performance studios, scenic workshops an open'access media suite and sound studio. From the second year you'll be supported by an extra'curricular Personal and Professional Development programme that accelerates in the third year. The degree provides training for working in the performing arts and creative industries; also the independent thinking and initiative, collaborative skills, and ability to conceive and develop ideas in an articulate and organised manner that will qualify you for a wide range of careers. Our graduates have won prestigious awards as playwrights, directors, creators of new work, and cultural leaders in the UK and internationally.

Course Modules

Modules: theatre making; scenography and technology; theatre making: process and performance; space body spectator; analytic vocabularies; theatre making 1; performance theory practice elements of theatre history; theatre making 2; modernisms and postmodernity a; modernisms and postmodernity b; culture and performance: critical theory and options; theatre making 3; dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £17,010  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 BBBBB
  • European Baccalaureate 77%
  • SQA Higher ABBBC
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABC
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) DD
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • BTEC National Award

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83% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 33%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 77%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 57%

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

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 75
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 0

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 9%

Total Coursework: 50%

Total Practical: 42%

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

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