This innovative programme is for students wishing to pursue a career as a comic writer and/or comedy performer.
You'll have the opportunity to develop your intellectual and creative skills at the highest level, drawing on the expertise of our academics as well as industry specialists.
Through a study of comedy and satire across time and cultures, you'll develop historical, social, political and cultural knowledge. This degree balances theory and practice, allowing you to select from a range of options to pursue your chosen specialism, including playwriting, stand-up, monologue and experimental performance/live art.
Many of the department’s academic staff are also industry professionals – writers, directors, performers and dramaturges. They will be joined by professional comics and writers to help you hone your craft.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
23 September 2019
Body, Space, Spectatorship
Introduction to Dramaturgy
Theatre Making 1
Radical Theatre Histories
Comedy 1: Improvisation
Professional Production Skills 1
Elements of Theatre History
Questions of Performance
MOPO B Option
Culture and Performance A and B
Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.
You’ll be assessed through a variety of performances, production processes, essays, group projects, dissertation and timed examinations.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|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|
|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|
You must be able to express a well-informed interest in theatre and performance theory and practice.
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.
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5|
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|