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UK Drama Courses

Introduction to Drama

Drama is the study of dramatic performance and its application in theatre, film, education and therapy. Students of drama focus not just on acting but also on writing, direction, production and theatre criticism during the course of their studies. Students will encounter theatre-making, the physical investigation of modes of performance, the close analysis of performance and written text.

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In addition, you will learn how to study the history of theatre across a range of cultures and develop an understanding of how performance affects audiences and an ability to define and critique what falls under the broad term of “performance”. They may specialise in a particular area such as dramaturgy, devising, scenography, management, directing, writing, and digital skills.

Graduate Drama Careers

Dame Judi Dench and Dawn French read drama and became successful actors. Matt Lucas and David Walliams also did and became successful comedians. While drama school allows students to hone their acting technique a drama degree takes a more theoretical approach and gives graduates a thorough grounding in the subject which widens their career options in a highly competitive field.

TV presenting is another possibility, as shown by Katy Ashworth, presenter of CBeebies and I Can Cook, and Abi Griffiths, who hosts sports programmes for ESPN. Drama graduates can turn their hand to therapies linked to the performing arts, such as drama therapy, music therapy or dance music psychotherapy.

Drama UK Entry Requirements

Where can I study Drama in the UK?

To learn more about the best Drama universities in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Dance and Drama schools in the Guardian University Guide 2023 below:

  1. University of Exeter
  2. University of West London
  3. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  4. University of Warwick
  5. Conservatoire of Dance and Drama
  6. University of Essex
  7. University of Surrey
  8. Lancaster University
  9. Sheffield Hallam University
  10. Guildhall School of Music and Drama

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