Drama at Greenwich offers a rich andsupportive environment to study the practice and theory of theatre. Weacknowledge the diverse contexts in which drama occurs and the creativechallenges it inspires. We have excellent facilities including our own Bathwaytheatre site with its 100 seat fully equipped theatre and 6 studios spaces forteaching and rehearsal.  Modules rangewidely from contemporary performance skills to historical and modern dramatic literature.Specific performance practices such as applied drama, physical theatre andperformance making are embedded in the programme, with other options availableincluding playwriting. All courses combine theory and practice, and providestudents with opportunities to develop their performance skills, improve theirwriting and public speaking, acquire technical expertise and experiment withnew approaches to theatre performance and research. Students engage intheatre-making as performers, writers, stage technicians and directorsthroughout their degree.

Bathway Theatre Network http://www.bathwaytheatrenetwork.co.uk/

What our students sayRanking

According to the National Student Survey 2015: 

  • 91% of our students agree that they received sufficient support from staff
  • 91% of student said that staff were good at explaining things
  • 95% of students said that staff made the subject interesting
  • 95% of students were satisfied overall with the programme.

According to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 88% of students were in work or further study six months after graduation.

Personal and professional development

Drama improves skills in communication, self-discipline, research andcreative teamwork - all qualities increasingly valued by employers in manyfields.


The aims of the programme are:

  • To further students' understanding of drama within social, historical and cultural contexts through practice, research and experience
  • To encourage critical and creative engagement with the history and theory of theatre to enhance understanding of contemporary theatre environments and practices
  • To advance knowledge of a range of theatre practitioners and specific performance practices and encourage reflection on the inter-relationship of theory and practice
  • To encourage collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to performance research and performance making
  • To prepare students for the application of their skills and knowledge in professional environments through public performance and community engagement
  • To develop transferable skills, including presentation and articulation, analysis and critical reading, research, bibliographic construction, word processing, project management, collaboration and community liaison.
BA (Hons), BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points, which should include at least96 points from A2 A-levels. 

You'll also need GCSEs at gradeC or above in English and mathematics. 

We also accept alternative qualifications including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers 
  • Irish Highers.

General studies is notnormally accepted. 

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Furtherto showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of fulltime education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalentto GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in acountry where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimumIELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If yourequire a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must befrom a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 208331 8136.

In addition:
  • Candidates may be invited to aninterview
  • Wewelcome applications from mature students.

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