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Drama and Theatre Studies

BA
  • UCAS code W440
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019

The course

Choosing to study Drama and Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway will put you at the centre of one of the largest and most influential Drama and Theatre departments in the world. Here, you'll grapple with the big questions: about ourselves and our cultures, about how we make meaning and tell stories, and about ourselves in relation to other cultures, other times, and other forms of storytelling.

You'll create performances, analyse texts, and bring a range of critical ideas to bear on both.  On this course the text and the body, thinking and doing, work together. There's no barrier between theory and practice: theory helps you understand and make the most of practice, while practice sheds light on theory. By moving between the two, you'll find your place as an informed theatre-maker, and by studying a variety of practices, by yourself and with others, you'll get knowledge of the industry as a whole, and learn how your interests could fit into the bigger picture.

We are top-rated for teaching and research, with a campus community recognised for its creativity. Our staff cover a huge range of theatre and performance studies, but we're particularly strong in contemporary British theatre, international and intercultural performance, theatre history, dance and physical theatre, and contemporary performance practices.

You'll be taught in incredible performance spaces you won't find anywhere else, each perfectly enhancing our teaching and research strengths.

 

  • Gain insight into the theatre industry as well as theory.
  • Consider contemporary British theatre, international and intercultural performance.
  • Learn about theatre history and politics.
  • Go beyond drama with dance, physical theatre, and contemporary performance practices.
  • Links with organisations such as the National Theatre, Royal Court and Tate Modern.
5th

in the UK for Performing Arts

Source: QS World University Rankings, 2018

14th

in the world for Performing Arts

Source: QS World University Rankings, 2018

90%

of our Drama, Theatre and Dance graduates go onto further study within six months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2017

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