Based in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, BA Drama at Essex is ranked top 10 in the UK for Drama (Dance, Drama and Cinematics - CUG 2018) and 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. Through a combination of workshops and seminars, you receive a thorough grounding in classical and contemporary texts, as well as practices that are key to theatre and performance. We think theatre can change the world. This four-year version of our degree allows you to spend the third year studying abroad, while otherwise remaining identical to the three-year course.