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Kingston University

Drama and Theatre Arts including Foundation Year

UCAS Code: W401

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

48 points (‘DD' or equivalent) from two A2 subjects or equivalent

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Drama

**Why choose this course?**

– Kingston has strong links with The Rose Theatre, the largest producing theatre in south-west London. You’ll learn and perform in the theatre and benefit from its resources and expertise.

– Our academic staff are active industry professionals, writers, directors, performers and dramaturges. Guest speakers, such as voice coaches, theatre directors and actors, also contribute to the course.

– Dedicated performance facilities include two theatres with professional lighting and sound equipment.

**About this course**

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 and the work of directors and playwrights, such as Katie Mitchell, Sarah Kane, Stanislavski, Ibsen and Brecht. 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.

Modules

Examples of modules:

Foundation year

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

Year 1

- Culture and Performance
- Making Theatre Happen
- Staging Histories
- The Actor and the Text

Year 2

- Devising in Context
- Modernism and the Stage
- Popular Performance I: Mask and Clown
- Shakespeare: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
- The Play Today
- The Theatre Director: crafting productions for the stage
- Write Action: Introduction to Dramatic Writing

Year 3

- After Modernism: Avant Garde Performance from the 1940s to the Present Day
- Beyond Text: Advanced Dramatic Writing
- Dissertation
- Popular Performance II: Cabaret and Variety
- Production Projects A
- Production Projects B
- Renaissance Drama In Action 1567 - 1642
- Special Study: Applied Theatre
- Special Study: Cyber Text: Drama in the Digital Era
- Special Study: Tragedy, Catastrophe, Trauma

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Performing Arts (Drama, Dance and Music)

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Drama

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,680
med
Average annual salary
82%
low
Employed or in further education
35%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Other elementary services occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Drama

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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