Bachelor On Campus

Drama and Theatre Studies

Stellenbosch University

12 months
2492 EUR/year
2492 EUR/year
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The Drama and Theatre Studies programme at the Stellenbosch University focuses on the concept of performance (on the stage, radio, TV, film, etc.), which is studied in the three compulsory theoretical modules and then investigated experimentally in the student's choice of specialisation. Each student chooses one specialisation in consultation with staff.


Key facts

The Department offers a unique set of professional and academic programmes aimed at postgraduate training in Drama and Theatre Studies. Our programmes may contain both practical and theoretical components and tuition is in Afrikaans and/or English. Content is specifically geared to suit the interests and needs of individual students. A range of specialisations are offered.

What we offer

This coursework (taught) Drama and Theatre Studies programme at the Stellenbosch University takes one year to complete and consists of both theoretical and practical components. The coursework modules are:

  • Methodology of theatre research
  • Advanced theories of theatre and drama
  • Advanced text analysis (contemporary international texts)
  • Advanced theatre research assignment

Practical specialisations can be chosen from the following:

Drama and theatre research: Theory, methodology and practice.

Playwriting: Text creation, compiling programmes and writing plays.

Media practice: Theory and practice of radio, television and video.

Interactive theatre: Theory and practice of drama and theatre in education, community theatre and industrial theatre, among others.

Directing: Directing and choreography for the stage.

Performance skills: Acting for the stage, speech and voice, musical theatre, puppetry, physical theatre and cabaret.

Technical and management skills: Applied theatre practice, set and costume design, and theatre and production management, among others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research metodology(Drama and Theatre Studies)
  • Advanced Theatre and Media Theory
  • Research assignment:Theory and Methodology of Specialisation
  • Advanced Text and Performance Analysis
  • Field of Specialisation (Drama and Theatre Studies)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Qualification documents - Please ensure that you upload qualification documents for each tertiary qualification obtained and that the documents is official and certified
  • Proof of English Language proficiency
  • A Bachelor's degree with at least an average of 60% in Theatre Studies (or an equivalent subject) over 3 years
  • A higher mark for Theatre Studies can, however, be set as the cut-off point for admission to the programme in any given year, depending on the number and quality of applications received by the Department. This decision is made annually at the Department's discretion

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2492 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2492 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    2492 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2492 EUR per year during 12 months.
  •  R43 343

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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