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Drama and Creative Writing (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Drama and Creative Writing (Hons) course at Kingston University allows you to combine two subjects which have always been popular with our students. Do you want to gain knowledge and understanding of the history, practice and cultural significance of theatre, and writing for the stage?


The Drama and Creative Writing (Hons) course at Kingston University offers a dynamic, inclusive and authentic approach to the study of theatre and performance, allowing you to work in conditions emulating existing new writing theatres. Through active seminar/workshops, you'll acquire the dramaturgical, directorial, ensemble and performance techniques that will equip you to work in the performance industry.

Our existing relationships with theatres including the Royal Court, and The Bush (in addition to The Rose) and companies like Headlong, will be utilised to ensure that you are exposed to cutting edge methods and techniques. You'll also acquire up-to-date practical knowledge through masterclasses from practitioners like British playwright Laura Wade, award-winning English playwright Roy Williams, The Royal Court's Elyse Dodgson and Jack Bradley (former literary manager Royal National Theatre).

Careers and progression

Kingston's drama and creative writing graduates work in the creative industries as actors, writers, directors, stand-up comedians, outreach workers, technicians, producers and events managers. In addition to pursuing careers as writers, they work in publishing, journalism, advertising and marketing, arts management, new media, education, community arts, the public relations industry, business, and therapeutic fields. A number of graduates go on to postgraduate study in theatre, creative writing, media or to teacher training. Our alumni have published novels in a variety of countries as well as gaining employment in a range of industries where accurate and imaginative writing is valued.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      4 years with foundation year
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Creative Writing: The Writer's Toolkit
  • Writing that Works
  • The Actor and the Text
  • Culture and Performance
  • The Play Today
  • Write Action: Introduction to Dramatic Writing

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following IELTS score:

    • Minimum required score:


      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

    • 112 UCAS points
    • To include a minimum of two A-levels or BTEC: DMM
    • A-level Drama and Theatre Studies, English Literature, 
    • English Literature and Language, or similar at grade B (40 points) is required.
    • GCSE: Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grades A*–C including Mathematics and English Language or English Literature (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading).

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      14200 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 14200 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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