Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree combines the study of literatures in English with the study of theatre and performance. It brings insights from a range of perspectives to develop your analytical and imaginative skills.

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

- We offer a creative and innovative learning environment in which to study English and Drama.

- Many of our staff are professional theatre-makers, and we have strong links with theatres, companies and professional organisations.

- You'll develop an awareness of literary-historical contexts and of relationships between theatrical texts and other literary genres. You'll also enhance your critical understanding of the rhetorical and performative aspects of literary texts by developing your awareness of performance practices.

- You'll have the chance to examine Western and non-Western theatre.

- The degree includes some practical experience with producing theatre but is primarily a text-based course designed to develop your understanding of performance studies rather than your creative practice.

- As a student at Goldsmiths you'll be close to one of the largest concentrations of performance practice in Europe.

- You'll benefit from our excellent on-campus facilities, including a 160-seat theatre and three performance studios.

- Both departments are large enough to provide a wide range of modules, but small enough to let you get to know other students and staff.

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: Explorations in Literature, Introduction to Poetry, Introduction to Literature of the Victorian Period, Analytic Vocabularies A, Analytic Vocabularies B, Introduction to Dramaturgy. You also study the module Drama Production: Summer Projects, which runs in the summer term. You will be able to explore your critical skills in a performance practice context, focusing on design, stage management and direction.

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:


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

Qualifications required:

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