University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

**Our drama degree is your chance to explore all aspects of theatre making. You’ll develop your skills as a performer, writer and director and bring them to the stage in a real theatre.**

**Why study this at Greenwich?**

* Excellent facilities at our own Bathway theatre site, a 100 seat capacity theatre and 6 studio spaces for teaching and rehearsals

* This course focuses on live performance with modules ranging from contemporary performance skills to modern dramatic texts and technical theatre

* Theatre trips to London’s west end and fringe theatre scene as part of your learning

* All courses combine theory and practice, so you can acquire expertise in performing, theatre making, critical writing and public speaking

* Specific performance practices such as applied drama, physical theatre and contemporary performance allow you to show your work in front of an audience in different contexts and platforms

* Each summer we take a team of students to perform in the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Drama at Greenwich offers a rich and supportive environment to study the practice and theory of theatre. We acknowledge the diverse contexts in which drama occurs and the creative challenges it inspires. Most of your studies will take place at Bathway Theatre, our performance space in Woolwich, south-east London, a few miles from Greenwich Campus. Bathway has its own 100-seat theatre as well as six studios for teaching and rehearsals.

Modules range widely from contemporary performance skills to historical and modern dramatic literature. Specific performance practices such as applied drama, physical theatre and performance making are embedded in the programme, with other options available including playwriting. All courses combine theory and practice and provide students with opportunities to develop their performance skills, improve their writing and public speaking, acquire technical expertise and experiment with new approaches to theatre performance and research. Students engage in theatre-making as performers, writers, stage technicians and directors throughout their degree.

**Ranking**

According to the National Student Survey 2015:

* 91% of our students agree that they received sufficient support from staff

* 91% of student said that staff were good at explaining things

* 95% of students said that staff made the subject interesting

* 95% of students were satisfied overall with the programme.

According to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 88% of students were in work or further study six months after graduation.

**Personal and professional development**

Drama improves skills in communication, self-discipline, research and creative teamwork - all qualities increasingly valued by employers in many fields.

**Outcomes**

The aims of the programme are:

* To further students' understanding of drama within social, historical and cultural contexts through practice, research and experience

* To encourage critical and creative engagement with the history and theory of theatre to enhance understanding of contemporary theatre environments and practices

* To advance knowledge of a range of theatre practitioners and specific performance practices and encourage reflection on the inter-relationship of theory and practice

* To encourage collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to performance research and performance making

* To prepare students for the application of their skills and knowledge in professional environments through public performance and community engagement

* To develop transferable skills, including presentation and articulation, analysis and critical reading, research, bibliographic construction, word processing, project management, collaboration and community liaison.

Course Modules

Please check the University website for more information.

Start Date:

09/2019

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
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees