Kingston University London - Drama BA (Hons)

Kingston University London

Drama BA (Hons)

If you have a passion for the craft of theatre, this practical course could be for you. It covers skills and methods in theatre making and performance, key approaches to interpreting performance and theatre design. You'll be taught through inspirational workshops, public performances and theatre-based lectures.

On this course, you'll explore important phases in theatre history as well as contemporary plays, devising companies, directors and other practitioners. The course culminates in a major Production Project module.

This degree can be tailored to your own interests. You'll be able to choose your modules from a wide selection, including cabaret, stand-up comedy, directing, Shakespeare, scriptwriting and theatre in the digital age.

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS tariff points:


    104-120 for BA (Hons); 48 for BA (Hons) including foundation year.
  • Level 3 qualifications, including Drama, Drama and Theatre Studies, Performance and Production Arts, English Language/Literature (A-levels, BTEC Diploma, Access Diploma, IB Diploma, etc.).
  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

Some of our students have achieved international success soon after graduating. Ben Barnes, who plays Prince Caspian in the Chronicles of Narnia is our most famous alumnus. 

Our students also set up their own companies - such as Tin Horse and Urban Theory Films - often in collaboration with former classmates. 

Graduates seeking to enter the competitive world of theatre, film and television often undertake further vocational training. Our graduates have been successful in securing places to develop their skills in subjects such as acting, directing, advanced theatre-making, playwriting, and theatre production at prestigious institutions such as the Drama Centre, Drama Studio, Guildford School of Acting, the Central School of Speech and Drama and the Royal Court Young Writers Programme. 

Course Details

You will explore the ways in which theatre and performance can both shape and be shaped by surrounding artistic, political and historical contexts.

As you progress, you will work on projects that draw together different strands of your learning. Across the three years of the course, you will have increasing independence in the design and delivery of these projects and you'll specialise in one or more of the following areas: playwriting, directing, devising, performing (in a variety of modes).

Each level is made up of four modules each worth 30 credit points. Typically a student must complete 120 credits at each level.

Foundation year

Becoming an Independent Learner
Radical Imaginations
Being Human: History and the History of Ideas
Communication in Context and Practice

Year 1

Staging Histories
Performance Vocabularies and Methods
The Actor and the Text
Culture and Performance

Year 2

Core Modules:
An Actor Prepares
Devising: Body and Technology
Optional Modules:
The Play Today
The Theatre Director: crafting productions for the stage
Popular Performance I: Mask and Clown

Year 3

Core Modules:
Drama Production Projects
After Modernism: Avant Garde Performance from the 1940s to the Present Day
Optional Modules:
Popular Performance II: Cabaret and Variety
Special Study: Tragedy, Catastrophe, Trauma
Beyond Text: Advanced Dramatic Writing
Special Study: Applied Theatre

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