York St John University (London) - BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre

York St John University (London)

BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre

We want you to make the kind of performances you want to see in the world. You will write, direct and perform. Select the modules that match your passions and become an expert in your chosen field. We will help you to find your own unique voice and style.

With an emphasis on contemporary performance, you will be encouraged to respond to social and political events that you feel passionate about. Your performances will help you, and your audience, understand our rapidly changing world.

You will gain excellent experience of working independently and alongside other students across the course. You will be taught by experts who are practising artists themselves. We will encourage you to immerse yourself in exciting opportunities including:

  • Performing in our end of year outdoor performance
  • A field trip to Europe
  • Establishing your own theatre company
  • Working with established theatre companies
  • Working with visiting artists

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

You will develop a unique portfolio of skills based on your passion and aspiration. Your tutors will help to build your contacts and practice within your chosen area of drama and theatre.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as an:

  • Actor
  • Broadcast presenter
  • Dramatherapist
  • Film or TV runner
  • Theatre director
  • Theatre stage manager

Course Details

Year 1

Making Ensemble Performance
Big Ideas in Performance
Ensemble: Political Performance
Workshop Facilitation
Writing for Performance
Theatre for Social Change

Year 2

Politically Engaged Practice 1
Politically Engaged Practice 2
Artist as Witness
Auto/biography and Performance
Acting for Screen: The Performer as Auteur
Acting Vignettes
Children and Young People
Performance in Social Context
Physical Theatre
Politics and the Play
Re-Performing Dance Archives
Site Specific Dance
Writing after Beckett

Year 3

Contemporary Performance Practice: Research and Development
Contemporary Performance Practice: Actualisation
Independent Practice and Professional Portfolio: Drama and Theatre

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