Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Why choose this course?**

Kingston's Drama BA(Hons) is a mix of practice and theory. You will explore how theatre is made and study a range of topics from Greek plays to experimental modern practices. Diversity is reflected in our curriculum and our student body. You will learn about theatre in the context of gender, race, and immigration with students from a range of different backgrounds.

You'll have your own personal tutor throughout your degree and be taught in small groups. You will be part our drama community, studying in our dedicated drama space, the Reg Bailey building, which includes two theatres with professional lighting and sound equipment.

We enjoy close working relationships with a number of theatre companies and practitioners, including Kingston's Rose Theatre, where students perform end of year shows and selected performances during the course. Find out more about how our collaboration with the Rose will develop your skills.

We have also hosted a range of guest speakers such as voice coach Barbara Houseman, (who's worked with Kenneth Branagh, Jude Law and Daniel Radcliffe), theatre director and founder of Two Gents Productions, Arne Pohlmeier, and actor Tonderai Munyebvu.

**Foundation year - Humanities & Arts**

This course will provide you with the academic and transferable skills you need to study an undergraduate degree in any of the humanities or arts. At Kingston these include Creative Writing, Dance, English Literature, English Language and History.

Throughout the year-long course, you can study a range of these subjects, allowing you to get a better idea of which ones you prefer. It'll guide you in the direction of a humanities or arts degree that you're particularly interested in. The foundation year will develop your independent study skills and help you to better understand your academic ability, a potential career path and how to develop the skills that employers look for in graduates.

Course Modules

Examples of modules:

Foundation year

- Becoming an Independent Learner

- Radical Imaginations

- Being Human: History and the History of Ideas

- Communication in Context and Practice

Year 1

- Culture and Performance

- Making Theatre Happen

- Staging Histories

- The Actor and the Text

Year 2

- Devising in Context

- Modernism and the Stage

- Popular Performance I: Mask and Clown

- Shakespeare: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

- The Play Today

- The Theatre Director: crafting productions for the stage

- Write Action: Introduction to Dramatic Writing

Year 3

- After Modernism: Avant Garde Performance from the 1940s to the Present Day

- Beyond Text: Advanced Dramatic Writing

- Dissertation

- Popular Performance II: Cabaret and Variety

- Production Projects A

- Production Projects B

- Renaissance Drama In Action 1567 - 1642

- Special Study: Applied Theatre

- Special Study: Cyber Text: Drama in the Digital Era

- Special Study: Tragedy, Catastrophe, Trauma

Start Date:


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