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Drama - Comedy and Satire (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #351 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
Comedy and satire play a vital role in commenting on, and critiquing, the world around us. This Drama - Comedy and Satire (Hons) programme is brought to you by Goldsmiths, University of London.
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Why study BA Drama - Comedy and Satire (Hons) at Goldsmiths, University of London?

  • You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in one of two pathways: writing, or writing & performing. 
  • In both pathways you'll examine how comedy and satire have evolved across time-periods and cultures; developing your historical, social, political and cultural knowledge of these art forms. You'll also be able to gain practical skills including writing, performing, monologue, experimental performance, and live art.
  • The course is designed for students wishing to work professionally as performers, stand ups, writers, directors, and producers for stage, screen and radio as well as scholars, critics, journalists and teachers.
  • Many of the department’s academic staff are also active industry professionals – writers, directors, performers and dramaturges. They will be joined by professional comics and writers to help you hone your craft.


  • Balancing practice with historical and theoretical study, this degree will provide you with the expertise and confidence to work professionally in comedy writing and performance. As well as being taught by our highly-regarded academics, you will learn from visiting industry practitioners who will provide master classes, workshops and tuition for your final show.
  • Through our industry networks, you will be encouraged to promote your work which will help build your career skills and industry contacts. Final Shows will also be attended by key industry professionals.
  • Whilst this degree is vocational, it will also provide a foundation for higher levels of academic study and research, particularly in areas of applied theatre, art and politics and creative practice, including writing, performance-making, directing and arts administration.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can still apply up to 30 June
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Processes of Performance: The Ensemble
  • Introduction to Dramaturgy
  • Scenography
  • Theatre Making 
  • Radical Performance Vocabularies
  • Analytic Vocabularies 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A-level: BBB
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655 
  • Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
  • Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
  • European Baccalaureate: 75%
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15810 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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