251–300 th
World University Rankings 2020
22 nd
Young University Rankings 2014
=39 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

Drama (Including Placement Year) - University of Essex

Based in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, BA Drama at Essex provides you with a solid understanding of some of the most influential play-texts ever written, and the opportunity to take part in shaping the essential performances of tomorrow. We are a community of award-winning playwrights, actors and directors, as well as leading academic specialists; teaching comedy, tragedy, physical theatre, and theatre in education, and we are committed to furthering the cause of human rights through drama. We offer a rich combination of practical workshops, critical seminars and lectures, and employability opportunities delivered by an experienced team of playwrights, directors, and actors, as well as leading academic theatre specialists. You have access to a host of specialist facilities including the Lakeside Theatre - a purpose-built 200-seat venue in the heart of the University campus. As a commercial theatre, we stage productions by leading touring companies and new work written, produced and directed by our own staff and students. You also have access to the the Lakeside Studio - an intimate fully equipped black box theatre. Each year, we invite proposals from current and former Essex students to make work for this space as part of our Homegrown Shows programme. This four-year version of our degree allows you to spend the third on a placement, while otherwise remaining identical to the three-year course.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-10-01
  • Location
    Colchester Campus,ColchesterEngland