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Drama BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University
Program overview
3 years
Bachelor's degree
English
Start dates
Bath
Fall

Bath
Fall

Program description

Drama BA (Hons)

You’ll study plays, practitioners and genres that have been particularly influential in shaping contemporary theatre and performance. We give you the opportunity to explore:

  • Theatre practitioners
  • Playwrights
  • Performance making
  • Writing, directing and performing.

The course also includes a focus on:

  • Plays and musical theatre productions in the University Theatre
  • Theatre in education performances and workshops in local schools
  • New plays written by students
  • New and existing works devised, directed and performed by students.

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Admission requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. Typical offers include A level grades CCC with grade C in Drama, Theatre Studies, English or related subjects.


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Program content

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Investigating Theatre and Performance
  • Contemporary Theatre
  • Building the Ensemble
  • Musical Theatre History
  • Theatre Project
  • Introduction to Theatre Production
  • Performance Practices
  • Musical Theatre Skills

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Making Performance 1
  • Applied Theatre
  • Theatre and Education
  • Creative Production Skills
  • Writing for Performance 1
  • Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
  • Musical Theatre Workshop
  • Performance Explorations
  • Acting and Directing
  • Making Performance
  • Performance and Media 1
  • Writing for Performance 2
  • Musical Theatre Workshop 2
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Performance and Media 2
  • Theatre and Social Engagement
  • Staging Gender
  • Musical Theatre Project
  • Writing and Directing for Performance 1
  • Performance Project
  • Performance Research Lab
  • Staging Shakespeare
  • Drama Independent Study
  • Production Project – Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Writing and Directing for Performance 2
  • Modern American Drama
  • Musicals as Popular Culture
  • Creative Enterprise Project 1

Tuition fees

UK and EU students full time fee for year 1 is £9,250

International students full time fee for year 1 is £14,300

Career opportunities

We equip you with creative, collaborative, writing, presentational and communication skills that are useful in many professional and vocational areas.

Some graduates choose to pursue postgraduate study, especially in teaching, or vocational training. Recent graduates have gone on to study Master's degrees at Central School of Speech and Drama, Yale Theatre School and the Royal Academy of Music.

Other graduates launch careers in the creative industries, including working with theatre and media companies. Some of our Drama graduatesare now:

Founder of an award-winning theatre company
Executive Director of a theatre school
Principal of an Academy of Performing Arts
Dramatherapist and Tutor.

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Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University is a top UK university for creativity, culture, enterprise and education. Based in a World Heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, Bath Spa University ensures that its graduates are socially engaged global citizens....


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Bath Spa University

Newton Park
BA2 9BN Bath
United Kingdom

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