Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This innovative programme is for students wishing to pursue a career as a comic writer and/or comedy performer.

You'll have the opportunity to develop your intellectual and creative skills at the highest level, drawing on the expertise of our academics as well as industry specialists.

Through a study of comedy and satire across time and cultures, you'll develop historical, social, political and cultural knowledge. This degree balances theory and practice, allowing you to select from a range of options to pursue your chosen specialism, including playwriting, stand-up, monologue and experimental performance/live art.

Many of the department’s academic staff are also industry professionals – writers, directors, performers and dramaturges. They will be joined by professional comics and writers to help you hone your craft.

Course Modules

Year 1

Body, Space, Spectatorship

Introduction to Dramaturgy


Theatre Making 1

Radical Theatre Histories

Comedy 1: Improvisation

Professional Production Skills 1

Year 2

Elements of Theatre History

Questions of Performance

MOPO B Option

Comedy 2


Comedy Writing

Year 3

Culture and Performance A and B


Final Show

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)6.0With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5