Drama with Acting at Royal Holloway, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

BA Drama with Acting at Royal Holloway gives you the chance to step onto the stage or in front of the camera and learn the craft of acting, alongside also gaining a solid foundation in the study of Drama in general. You'll explore the art of performance through dedicated actor training, as well as analysing key texts, so that the text and the body, the thinking and the doing, work together as one. By moving between the practical and the theoretical, you'll find your place as an informed actor, and by studying a variety of practices, by yourself and with others, you'll get knowledge of the industry as a whole, and learn how your interests could fit into the bigger picture. You’ll also get the chance to work alongside our MA Theatre Directing students, collaborating with them on their projects to bring ideas to life, as well as developing your performing arts industry networks. We are top-rated for teaching and research, with a campus community recognised for its creativity. Our staff cover a huge range of theatre and performance studies, but we're particularly strong in contemporary British theatre, international and intercultural performance, theatre history, dance and physical theatre, and contemporary performance practices. You'll be taught in incredible performance spaces you won't find anywhere else, each perfectly enhancing our teaching and research strengths.

  • Enjoy a unique blend of academic Drama with actor training
  • Work collaboratively with MA Directing students and share experiences together
  • Flexibility in years 2 and 3 of your course to suit your passions
  • Three performance-based final year projects
Learn via research-led teaching, putting you at the cutting edge of the latest thinking From time to time, we make changes to our courses to improve the student and learning experience, and this is particularly the case as we continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. If we make a significant change to your chosen course, we’ll let you know as soon as we can.



Assessment method

You will be taught in a range of different methods across all your modules including seminars, workshops, tutorials, and supervision. Outside of class, you will be expected to rehearse, read creative and critical works, watch performances, and conduct research. You will be assessed in a range of methods including performances, essays, presentations, and other creative projects. You will also have access to a personal tutor to guide you through your degree.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us on [email protected] to discuss your situation.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £23800 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £23800 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for UK undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations. For students starting a degree in the academic year 2024/25, the fee is £9,250 for that year. Royal Holloway reserves the right to increase tuition fees annually for overseas fee-paying students. Please be aware that tuition fees can rise during your degree. The upper limit of any such annual rise has not yet been set for courses starting in 2024 but will advertised here once confirmed.  For further information see fees and funding and our terms and conditions. These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree at Royal Holloway during the 2024/25 academic year, and are included as a guide. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing etc., have not been included.

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Drama with Acting at Royal Holloway, University of London - UCAS