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).
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.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
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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.Schedule IELTS
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