Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Why choose this course?**

This course allows you to combine two subjects which have always been popular with our students. Do you want to gain knowledge and understanding of the history, practice and cultural significance of theatre, and writing for the stage? Are you interested in learning the craft of scriptwriting and enhancing your creative skills by exploring other forms including poetry, prose fiction, life writing and experimental writing? This is the course for you!

As well as doing lots of practical work, you'll also be introduced to a range of performance theories which you can apply to your practice as playwrights, performers, directors or researchers.

We have a strong link with Kingston's Rose Theatre - the largest producing theatre in south-west London. Drama students benefit from the resources and expertise of a professional theatre and gain important industry awareness. Regular classes are held in The Rose Studio, and occasional masterclasses on the main stage.

Course Modules

Examples of modules:

Year 1

- Introduction to Creative Writing I: The Writer's Toolkit

- Introduction to Creative Writing II: Writing that Works

- The Actor and the Text

- Culture and Performance

Year 2

- The Play Today

- Write Action: Introduction to Dramatic Writing

- Optional Modules

Year 3

- Creative Writing Dissertation Project

- Beyond Text: Advanced Dramatic Writing

- Optional Modules

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) Other Fees