Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

Drama at QMUL provides you with the knowledge base and practical foundation to enable you to explore your performance interests from contemporary live art to historical drama.

Our one'of'a'kind programme asks you to venture out of the studio and seminar room to see performance work in and outside of theatres. You’ll also be asked to investigate a wide range of related cultural practices and questions. How does a performance’s place in a city or community make a difference to how we understand it?

How might the arts be used to explore and contribute to social justice? What happens when we think about tourism, or political protest, or sport as performance? Why might a culture want to perform aspects of its past? Through making performance and through asking questions like these, you will become an independent critic and artist, gaining valuable skills and ideas for a future in the creative industries.

During your degree, you will explore historical and contemporary performance modes through a combination of practice and theory. You will develop the skills to articulate and argue a position through writing, and you will use your own performance work as a way of exploring questions about the world we live in.

Course Modules

Year 1

Cultural Histories of Theatre



Making Theatre

Performance Texts in Practice

Popular Theatre and Performance


Start Date:


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