Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Drama and English

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston – This course combines academic study with a wide range of practical workshops in purpose-built theatres and studios. – Kingston has industry links with publishers, literary agents and theatre professionals, who will offer you their expertise and advice. – You’ll perform at The Rose Theatre in Kingston, the largest producing theatre in south-west London, and benefit from the resources and industry knowledge that this professional theatre offers. Why choose this course? If you are interested in both theatre and literature, this course is ideal. It offers knowledge and experience of the world of theatre, through studying drama, literature, dramatic theory and performance. It also offers a range of practical theatre skills. Traditional subjects in English, such as Shakespeare and Victorian fiction, are balanced with the contemporary topics of gender, sexuality, multiculturalism, the avant-garde and popular performance. The course is delivered in dedicated drama studio and rehearsal facilities. You’ll also be within easy reach of London’s world-renowned theatres. Students have previously enjoyed field trips to vibrant venues such as Shakespeare’s Globe.

Course details


Examples of modules: Year 1

  • Staging Histories
  • Making Theatre Happen
  • Reading London: Drama, Poetry and Prose
  • Race, Nation, Identity: Literatures of the World
Year 2
  • The Play Today
  • Transforming Realities: Innovation and Social Change in Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature
  • Optional Modules
Year 3
  • After Modernism: Avant Garde Performance from the 1940s to the Present Day
  • Radical Writers
- Optional Modules

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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