Drama, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11500
    Tuition (Year)
    9250
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #601 ,
This Drama programme from the University of Greenwich allows students to specialise in theatre performance and theory while also incorporating courses from a variety of other subject pathways.

About

This Drama programme from the University of Greenwich allows students to specialise in theatre performance and theory while also incorporating courses from a variety of other subject pathways.

Drama at Greenwich offers a grounding in the history, theory and practice of theatre to enhance students' understanding of contemporary theatre environments and practices. Modules range widely from those that study dramatic literature and history to those that engage with specific performance practices such as applied drama, physical theatre and playwriting. All courses combine theory and practice and provide students with opportunities to develop their performance skills, improve their writing and public speaking, acquire technical expertise, and experiment with new approaches to theatre performance and research. Students engage in theatre-making as writers, technicians, directors and performers throughout the degree.

Drama improves skills in communication, self-discipline, research and creative teamwork - all qualities increasingly valued by employers in many fields.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To further students' understanding of drama within social, historical and cultural contexts through practice, research and experience
  • To encourage critical and creative engagement with the history and theory of theatre to enhance understanding of contemporary theatre environments and practices
  • To advance knowledge of a range of theatre practitioners and specific performance practices and encourage reflection on the inter-relationship of theory and practice
  • To encourage collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to performance research and performance making
  • To prepare students for the application of their skills and knowledge in professional environments through public performance and community engagement
  • To develop transferable skills, including presentation and articulation, analysis and critical reading, research, bibliographic construction, word processing, project management, collaboration, and community liaison.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Theatre Practice: Early Stages
  • Introduction to Theatre Practice: Making Theatre 
  • Performance Skills and Practices 
  • Mandarin 
  • Literary Forms of Representation 
  • Writing for Stage and Screen 
  • English For Academic Purposes 
  • European Languages: Italian, Spanish, French
  • Applied Drama 
  • Modern Stages 
  • Physical Theatre and the Body 
  • Mandarin 
  • Playwriting 
  • From Avant-Garde to Contemporary Performance
  • Shakespeare, Then and Now 
  • Contemporary British Theatre 
  • Performing Place and Spaces of Participation
  • Drama Production 
  • Drama: Creative Project 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

UK educational background:

112 UCAS points, which should include at least 96 points from A2 A-levels. 

You'll also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics. 

We also accept alternative qualifications including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers 
  • Irish Highers.
Non-UK educational background:

  • Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics.
  • IELTS, score 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11500 International
  • GBP 9250 EU/EEA
  • UK/EU part-time: pro-rata full time fee.

Funding

Scholarships:

Greenwich Scholarship Programme -  Available for students who attend programmes where fees are over £6,165 for full-time students and over £4,624 for part-time students 

Loans: 

Tuition Fee Loan - Apply, and you could get up to £9,000 each year. This is paid directly to your university or college in three installments throughout the year. You don't have to pay back the loan until you're earning at least £21,000 a year.

Maintenance Loans – These loans are available to help cover living expenses. The amount you get depends on whether you live with your family, and in or outside London. Loan amounts currently range from £6,704 to £10,702. 

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.