Drama: Performance, Politics and Society Goldsmiths, University of London

Undergraduate

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

You'll reflect on the relationship between arts and activism, particularly in the fields of politics, international relations and sociology. The department has exceptional links with industry, providing you with opportunities to engage with theatre and performance in various settings including social care, prisons and community centres working with diverse groups such as young people or refugees.

Our industry links represent some of the most innovative and influential performance practices in the world including:
Producing theatres - the Young Vic and Theatre Royal Stratford East
Participatory organisations - Spare Tyre Theatre and Cardboard Citizens
Arts centres - The Albany and Ovalhouse
Touring theatre companies - Graeae and Talawa

This course is in the spirit of Goldsmiths and reflects our identity as a radical, political, cutting-edge, international, interdisciplinary, creative and critical home of the arts and humanities in the heart of London.

You will be taught by an exemplary team of Goldsmiths artists and academics who not only teach and mentor you, but also lead their own creative projects and continue to publish their own academic work, too.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


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
Analytic Vocabularies
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.

Level 6
Culture and Performance: Critical Cultural Theory
Culture and Performance B Options
Theatre Making 3
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 code LL0W
Institution code G56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further 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
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
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC

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

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.