Drama BA (Hons)

University of East Anglia (UEA)

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

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

Subject Ranking

Ranked 11th for Drama, Dance & Cinematics (View subject table)

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    53.0 / 100.0
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    4.09 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: W400

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: AAB including Drama, Theatre Studies or English Literature
SQA Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Advanced Higher: BBC including Drama, Theatre Studies or English Literature. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

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Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £15,300 per year

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The Course


This programme allows you to combine a strong practical emphasis with the study of the theory, history and social significance of drama, complemented by detailed study of dramatic literature and aspects of visual and technical design. You will participate in a major practical project each year as well as undertaking a wide variety of applied drama work and there is also the opportunity for you to study on placement with professional companies. The degree interweaves practice and theory throughout the three years and ranges across many periods (Classical Greek to contemporary), performance styles (naturalism to non-Western) and major theoretical and directorial approaches (Aristotle to Artaud, Stanislavsky to ‘physical’ theatre).  There is a core of required units (including projects and productions), nearly all of which use practical classes and workshops to approach and link text and performance, periods, cultures and approaches.  Technical classes, acting skills and voice work are part of the training offered.  Students have the opportunity to spend a period of time on placement with a professional company or venue (in fields such as TV, radio and film, as well as theatre).  Most of the practical work takes place in the Studio, highly adaptable for all stage and auditorium configurations and with full support facilities.  In addition to required modules, students have a choice of a wide range of modules on dramatic literature, as well as in areas other than drama such as film, television and media, American studies, modern languages and history.

Start Dates

  • September 2018 at Main Site

University of East Anglia (UEA)

University League Table Ranking: 12th

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Postal Address

School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
University of East Anglia (UEA)
University of East Anglia

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