Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree explores the practice of theatre and performance in community and educational settings, for social, political and personal change.

**Why study BA Drama: Performance, Politics, and Society at Goldsmiths?**

- You’ll explore the relationship between arts and activism, particularly in the fields of politics, international relations and sociology, and between a work and its historical, social, culture, and intellectual context.

- You'll think about what it means to perform in different settings including social care, prisons and community centres

- An exemplary team of Goldsmiths artists and academics will teach and mentor you. They also lead their own creative projects and continue to publish their own academic work, too – so you can be sure that what you’re learning is relevant and up-to-date.

- This degree reflects Goldsmiths’ radical, political, and interdisciplinary home of the arts and humanities in the heart of London.

Course Modules

Year 1 In your first year you will take the following core modules:

Analytic Vocabularies

Introduction to Dramaturgy

Processes of Performance: The Ensemble


Theatre Making 1

The Politics of Play, Plays and Playing

Radical Performance Vocabularies

Year 2 In your second year you will study:

Modernisms and Postmodernity A

Questions of Performance

Contexts of Practice

Creativity and Culture A: Contexts

Creativity and Culture B: Crafts

You also choose modules from Modernisms and Postmodernity B and Elements of Theatre History

Year 3 In your third year you will study:

Culture and Performance: Critical Cultural Theory

Culture and Performance B: Options

Theatre Making 3: Laboratory and Projects

Major Research Project: Drama

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
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) £9,250 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5