Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course explores the practice, history and theory of drama in a range of contexts and settings. You will have the chance to work with leading professionals and be actively involved with productions. Our drama team has links with many theatre companies and practitioners, a close association with the town's Rose Theatre, and is engaged in cutting'edge research.

Course Modules

Year 1: Creative acting; making theatre happen; performing theories; staging posts; English in action; technical elements; text and performance; transforming texts: literature adaptation. Year 2: Devising theatre; performance research; Shakespeare: yesterday, today and tomorrow; brave new word: the play today; commedia; devising in the community; heard not seen: writing for radio; naturalism and the actor; stage directions; staging women; the third dimension: spatial exploration; physical and dance theatre. Year 3: independent research; production project 1: drama text; production project 2: devising drama; clown; de'colonising drama; from the ridiculous to the sublime: beckets and Pinter; playhouses, plays and punters: the renaissance experience 1576'1642; scene in space: aspects of design; scribbling and script: writing for the stage; Shakespeare's women; special study: cabaret and variety performance; the roar of the crowd: romantic gothic melodrama; smells like teen spirit: writing popular music lyrics; special study: physical text.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)
6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112-128
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCCCC
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 91%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 63%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 63%

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

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 65
Studying 20
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

15% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 52%

Total Practical: 48%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation