Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies

Course Introduction

This exciting Drama, Theatre and Performance degree offers an approach to thinking about and creating theatre and performance. With a location so close to one of the most well-known and respected performance cities, staff that are passionate about, and experts in their field, and a curriculum of exciting and varied modules, you are sure to develop your love and knowledge of performance at Roehampton.

Through performance studies of both historical and contemporary practices, you will develop creative, practical and critical skills. This course gives you the opportunity to put your ideas into practice through regular opportunities to perform, create and devise work. Studying Drama, Theatre and Performance will open your eyes to a wide range of career possibilities in the cultural sector and allow you to engage with leading arts industry professionals.

To enrich your learning, visits to a range of performances, exhibitions and other cultural events will be integral to your studies, with nothing extra to pay. These range from some of London’s best shows, to thought-provoking local productions.

We also offer regular events, career development activities and workshop/seminar sessions by visiting artists and scholars, hosted by the Centre for Performance & Creative Exchange, the main forum for our lively research culture and the base for over 40 artists and researchers following our MA/MRes and MPhil/PhD courses.

During your three years with us you will be taught by staff that are passionate about their field, and who have a diverse range of research interests. Staff on the programme were judged as conducting research that is "world-leading" and "internationally excellent" in the most recent national Research Assessment Exercise.

Course Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules (single honours)

Encountering Theatre: Performances in a Global Context

Theatre Workshop 1

Writing In Performance

Performance and History: Diversifying the Canon

Theatre Workshop 2

Production Project 1

Compulsory modules (combined honours)

Encountering Theatre: Performances in a Global Context

Performance and History: Diversifying the Canon

Production Project 1

Year 2

Compulsory Modules (single honours)

Critical Frameworks

Engaging Performance

Compulsory Modules (single and combined honours)

Production Project 2

Optional Modules

Students then take one module (20 credits) from each of the following groups:

Advanced Theatre Workshop

Advanced Theatre Workshop: Acting

Advanced Theatre Workshop: Directing

Advanced Theatre Workshop: Design

Theatre Investigations

Theatre Investigations: Genres and Cultures

Theatre Investigations: Diverse Identities

Theatre Investigations: Histories and Geographies

Year 3

Compulsory module (single and combined honours)

Work Placement

Optional modules

Single honours students take at least 40 credits from each group. Combined honours students take at least 20 credits from each group.

Contemporary Issues in Performance

Acting for Activists

Archival Encounters

Experiments in Performance and Failure

Theatre and the World

Performance, Gender and Sexuality

The Theatre Image

Performance, Leisure and Tourism

Drama of the '60s Counter-culture

Race Writes Representation

Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance

Theatre Criticism

Special Topic

Independent Learning


Production Project 3 (Group or Solo)

Production Project 3 (Group or Solo)


Compulsory and Required modules

Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.

Optional modules

Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.

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
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,875 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 -- with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80.0 -- with the following minimum scores:
  • Reading: 18
  • Writing: 17
  • Listening: 17
  • Speaking: 20
  • PTE Academic: 51.0 -- with no less than 51 in any band
  • Cambridge English Advanced: C -- grade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band