Drama and Theatre Arts

Course Introduction

<b>Why choose this course?</b>

– Kingston has strong links with The Rose Theatre, the largest producing theatre in south-west London. You’ll learn and perform in the theatre and benefit from its resources and expertise.

– Our academic staff are active industry professionals, writers, directors, performers and dramaturges. Guest speakers, such as voice coaches, theatre directors and actors, also contribute to the course.

– Dedicated performance facilities include two theatres with professional lighting and sound equipment.

<b>About this course</b>

If you have a passion for the craft of theatre, this practical course could be for you. It covers skills and methods in theatre making and performance, key

approaches to interpreting performance and theatre design. You’ll be taught through inspirational workshops, public performances and theatre-based lectures.

On this course, you’ll explore important phases in theatre history as well as contemporary plays and the work of directors and playwrights, such as Katie Mitchell, Sarah Kane, Stanislavski, Ibsen and Brecht. The course culminates in a major Production Project module. This degree can be tailored to your own interests.

You’ll be able to choose your modules from a wide selection, including cabaret, stand-up comedy, directing, Shakespeare, scriptwriting and theatre in the digital age.

Course Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1

- Culture and Performance

- Performance Vocabularies and Methods

- Staging Histories

- The Actor and the Text

Year 2

- Modernism and the Stage

- Devising in Context

- The Play Today

- The Theatre Director: crafting productions for the stage

- Popular Performance I: Mask and Clown

- Shakespeare: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

- Write Action: Introduction to Dramatic Writing

Year 3

- After Modernism: Avant Garde Performance from the 1940s to the Present Day

- Beyond Text: Advanced Dramatic Writing

- Dissertation

- Popular Performance II: Cabaret and Variety

- Production Projects A

- Production Projects B

- Renaissance Drama In Action 1567 - 1642

- Special Study: Applied Theatre

- Special Study: Cyber Text: Drama in the Digital Era

- Special Study: Tragedy, Catastrophe, Trauma

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees