Drama Kingston University


Why choose this course?

Kingston's Drama BA(Hons) is a mix of practice and theory. You will explore how theatre is made and study a range of topics from Greek plays to experimental modern practices. Diversity is reflected in our curriculum and our student body. You will learn about theatre in the context of gender, race, and immigration with students from a range of different backgrounds.

You'll have your own personal tutor throughout your degree and be taught in small groups. You will be part our drama community, studying in our dedicated drama space, the Reg Bailey building, which includes two theatres with professional lighting and sound equipment.

We enjoy close working relationships with a number of theatre companies and practitioners, including Kingston's Rose Theatre, where students perform end of year shows and selected performances during the course. Find out more about how our collaboration with the Rose will develop your skills.

We have also hosted a range of guest speakers such as voice coach Barbara Houseman, (who's worked with Kenneth Branagh, Jude Law and Daniel Radcliffe), theatre director and founder of Two Gents Productions, Arne Pohlmeier, and actor Tonderai Munyebvu.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Examples of modules:

Year 1

  • Culture and Performance
  • Making Theatre Happen
  • Staging Histories
  • The Actor and the Text

Year 2

  • Modernism and the Stage
  • Devising in Context
  • The Play Today
  • The Theatre Director: crafting productions for the stage
  • Popular Performance I: Mask and Clown
  • Shakespeare: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • Write Action: Introduction to Dramatic Writing

Year 3

  • After Modernism: Avant Garde Performance from the 1940s to the Present Day
  • Beyond Text: Advanced Dramatic Writing
  • Dissertation
  • Popular Performance II: Cabaret and Variety
  • Production Projects A
  • Production Projects B
  • Renaissance Drama In Action 1567 - 1642
  • Special Study: Applied Theatre
  • Special Study: Cyber Text: Drama in the Digital Era
  • Special Study: Tragedy, Catastrophe, Trauma

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 W400
Institution code K84
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 104 - 112 points
A level A-level: Drama / Theatre Studies / Perf. Arts / English Lit. or similar, grade B (40 points) required.
Where A-level or equivalent does not include Drama or Performing Arts, other drama/theatre experience will be considered.
General Studies not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Relevant Subject: Drama/ Perf. Arts

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Own Test.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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