Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

What happens to a text when it’s performed? This degree combines the study of English literature and theatre to help you understand, and interrogate, the relationship between text and performance.

**Why study BA English & Drama/Drama & English at Goldsmiths?**

- You’ll be taught by professional theatre-makers, and benefit from our strong links with theatrical companies and professional organisations – many of them on our doorstep.

- You won’t just study Western theatre. You'll have the chance to examine plays and texts from Africa and the Caribbean.

- This degree is for students who are looking for some practical experience with producing theatre but would like to study a course primarily designed to develop your understanding of performance studies rather than your creative practice.

- At the end of your second year, you'll be able to choose between two pathways: Drama or English. This allows you to tailor your studies to your interests so you can get the most from your degree.

- Many of the staff in the Department of Theatre and Performance are professional theatre-makers, and we have strong links with theatres, companies and professional organisations.

- We have a strong tradition of theatre-making, and our on-campus facilities include a theatre and performance studios.

Course Modules

The programme can be studied through two pathways: Drama or English. These pathways diverge at the end of the second year. You choose the pathway of the final year by the end of the autumn term of the second year, although you will be asked to give a provisional indication of your choice when enrolling.

At Level 4 you will study the following modules:

Approaches to Text

Introduction to Poetry

Introduction to Literature of the Victorian Period

Analytic Vocabularies A


Introduction to Dramaturgy

Drama Production: Summer Projects, which runs in the summer term.

At Level 5 and 6 you'll study a combination of modules from English and Drama depending on the pathway you choose and your own choice of options.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:

21/09/2020 09/2020

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
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 -- With a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0