Goldsmiths, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Drama: Performance, Politics and Society

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Course summary

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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 details

Modules

Year 1 In your first year you will take the following core modules : Radical Performance Vocabularies The Politics of Play, Plays and Playing Introduction to Dramaturgy Theatre Making 1 Processes of Performance: The Ensemble Scenography Year 2 Modernisms and Postmodernity A Questions of Performance Contexts of Practice Creativity and Culture A: Contexts Creativity and Culture B: Crafts Plus option modules. Year 3 Culture and Performance: Critical Cultural Theory Culture and Performance B: Options Theatre Making 3: Laboratory and Projects Major Research Project: Drama Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through a variety of performances, production processes, essays, group projects, dissertation and timed examinations.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeLL0W
Institution code G56
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

120 credits at Level 4 and a 2:1 average in a comparable programme, and meet the standard qualification requirements for entry to Year 1 of the programme.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject specific modules
Scottish Higher BBBBC
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points With three Higher Level subjects at 655
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2

Additional entry requirements

Other

You must be able to express a well-informed interest in theatre and performance theory and practice. Selection process The Department of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths does not offer applicants auditions, although some – but not all – candidates will be invited for interview. The degree doesn't aim to provide a vocational training in acting and comedy but rather the opportunity to engage in a broad creative and critical study, exploring the possibilities of comedy in a wide historical and cultural context to provide transferable skills for a richly diverse array of career choices. This is why we're not looking for performing skills alone but for a range of intellectual, creative, critical and inquisitive qualities when we select candidates for a place.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

To find out more about fees and funding, please check our undergraduate fees guidance or contact the Fees Office https://www.gold.ac.uk/ug/fees-funding/
Drama: Performance, Politics and Society at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS