University of East Anglia

16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
=188 th
World University Rankings 2018
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom


Launch your dramatic career with a unique degree that fuses practical work with theory. Hone your skills in acting, improvisation, scriptwriting, directing and visual and technical design, while you study the theory, history and social significance of drama. UEA’s Drama course is well respected, with specialisms in classical drama, Shakespeare, Indian drama and Irish political performance. This course is for people who want to challenge themselves in all aspects of the theatre world, from scriptwriting to lighting, and from the theory of the dramatic arts to devising, directing and acting. You are probably working towards three A-levels (or equivalent) including one in Drama, English Literature or Theatre Studies, and ideally another arts or humanities subject. We also welcome students with non-traditional qualifications and experience. You will gain practical experience in movement and voice work, acting, directing, lighting, sound, stage management, and costume and stage design. You will also acquire a comprehensive knowledge of dramatic history and theatrical conventions, and develop interpretative and performance strategies. You’ll be able to gain hands-on experience working with our highly-regarded Minotaur Student Theatre Company, and have the opportunity to take a placement in a professional theatre, drama school, or film or TV company. You will graduate equipped to work in theatre, TV, the media, arts administration, event management, journalism and education. We have an excellent graduate employment record both in drama and beyond. Combining practice and theory at every step of the way, you will discover the relationship between technique and critique, applied performance, scriptwriting and theatre history. Most of your practical work will take place in our professionally-equipped Drama Studio. You will also learn through group seminars, practical classes and workshops that link plays to performance, historical periods, different cultures and a range of approaches. During your time at UEA your work will span many periods and cultures, from classical Greece to modern day. Our department is known for its specialisms in classical drama, Shakespeare, Indian drama and Irish political performance. You will also explore a variety of performance styles, such as naturalism and non-Western theatre. You’ll be able to cover all the major theoretical and directorial approaches, including Aristotle, Artaud, Stanislavsky and physical theatre. You will have the chance to spend a period of time on placement in theatre, TV, radio or film. There’s also the opportunity to study or take a placement abroad.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300