Drama: Comedy and Satire Goldsmiths, University of London

Undergraduate

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.

  • 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
Body, Space, Spectatorship
Introduction to Dramaturgy
Scenography
Theatre Making 1
Radical Theatre Histories
Comedy 1: Improvisation
Professional Production Skills 1
Year 2
Elements of Theatre History
Questions of Performance
MOPO B Option
Comedy 2
Stand-Up
Comedy Writing
Year 3
Culture and Performance A and B
Dissertation
Final Show

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 WW03
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.