Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Why choose this course?**

– Kingston University has connections to the Rose Theatre, the largest producing theatre in south west London, the Royal Court and The Bush, and to companies like Headlong. This means you’ll have access to the resources and expertise of professional theatres.

– You can take part in Kingston’s annual International Youth Arts Festival and the Camden Fringe Festival, gaining professional experience to prepare you for your future career.

**About this course**

Are you interested in the history and cultural significance of theatre? Are you keen to explore creative writing, such as scriptwriting, poetry, prose and fiction? If so, this course is ideal. It combines two subjects which naturally overlap and prepares you for a career in writing or in theatre.

You’ll take part in active seminars and workshops that mirror how writing works in theatres. You’ll develop texts through workshops, with performers, rehearse readings, and full productions. Up-to-date practical knowledge is shared through masterclasses from playwrights such as Laura Wade, Roy Williams and Jack Bradley (former literary manager of the Royal National Theatre).

Course Modules

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

Year 1

- Introduction to Creative Writing

- Writing that Works

- The Actor and the Text

- Culture and Performance

Year 2

- The Play Today

- Write Action: Introduction to Dramatic Writing

- Optional modules, including:

- The Craft of Poetry and Prose

- Independent Creative Writing

- Shakespeare Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

- An Actor Prepares

- The Theatre Director: Crafting Productions for the Stage

- Popular Performance 1: Mask and Clown

Year 3

- Creative Writing Dissertation Project

- Beyond Text: Advanced Dramatic Writing

- Optional modules, including:

- Experiments with Form

- Special Study: Narrative Techniques in Popular Fiction

- Special Study: Staging the Nation, Identity Politics in Contemporary Drama

- Popular Performance 2: Cabaret and Variety

- Special Study: Scriptwriting

- Special Study: Tragedy, Catastrophe, Trauma

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