Goldsmiths, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
This degree explores the practice of theatre and performance in community and educational settings, for social, political and personal change.
Why study BA Drama: Performance, Politics, and Society at Goldsmiths?
You’ll explore the relationship between arts and activism, particularly in the fields of politics, international relations and sociology, and between a work and its historical, social, culture, and intellectual context.
You'll think about what it means to perform in different settings including social care, prisons and community centres
An exemplary team of Goldsmiths artists and academics will teach and mentor you. They also lead their own creative projects and continue to publish their own academic work, too – so you can be sure that what you’re learning is relevant and up-to-date.
- This degree reflects Goldsmiths’ radical, political, and interdisciplinary home of the arts and humanities in the heart of London.
Year 1 In your first year you will take the following core modules:
Introduction to Dramaturgy
Processes of Performance: The Ensemble
Theatre Making 1
The Politics of Play, Plays and Playing
Radical Performance Vocabularies
Year 2 In your second year you will study:
Modernisms and Postmodernity A
Questions of Performance
Contexts of Practice
Creativity and Culture A: Contexts
Creativity and Culture B: Crafts
You also choose modules from Modernisms and Postmodernity B and Elements of Theatre History
Year 3 In your third year you will study:
Culture and Performance: Critical Cultural Theory
Culture and Performance B: Options
Theatre Making 3: Laboratory and Projects
Major Research Project: Drama
You’ll be assessed through a variety of performances, production processes, essays, group projects, dissertation and timed examinations.
How to apply
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!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
120 credits at Level 4 and a 2:1 average in a comparable programme, and meet the standard qualification requirements for entry to Year 1 of the programme.
|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.
While drama and theatre studies would be an advantage, this is not necessarily essential as we are also interested in those with other subjects or complementary experience. Applicants with A-levels in an arts and humanities subject such as English, history, languages, philosophy and sociology are welcomed.
The degree doesn't aim to provide a vocational training in acting, but rather the opportunity to engage in a broad creative and critical study, exploring the possibilities of theatre making 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
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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