Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

BA Drama and Theatre Arts with Comedy is an innovative programme for students wishing to pursue a career as a comic writer and/or comedy performer. This programme offers the opportunity to develop your intellectual and creative skills at the highest level, drawing on the expertise of our academics as well as industry specialists. You will study comedy and satire across time and cultures, developing historical, social, political and cultural knowledge. This degree balances theory and practice, allowing you to select from a range of options to pursue your chosen specialism, including playwriting, stand'up, monologue and experimental performance/live art. Many of the department's academic staff are also industry professionals ' writers, directors, performers and dramaturges. They will be joined by professional comics and writers to help you hone your craft. The degree doesn't aim to provide a vocational training in acting and comedy but rather the opportunity to engage in a broad creative and critical study, exploring the possibilities of comedy in a wide historical and cultural context to provide transferable skills for a richly diverse array of career choices.

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

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • GCE A-level BBB