Undergraduate study  in Drama and Theatre Arts

Students following the degree in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham take a variety of modules, many of which integrate theory and practice.  Our undergraduate programmes are:

Drama and English BA

If you have a passion for exploring culture, performance and society, this is the perfect degree programme for you. On the Drama side of your programme you will receive a thorough grounding in the practice and theory of the discipline, equipping you with an understanding [more...]

Drama and Theatre Arts BA

Whether you want to be working on the stage, behind the scenes or analysing the political and performance context of theatre, our Drama and Theatre Arts programme gives you an excellent grounding. The degree covers all the key practical and theoretical dimensions of [more...]

Directing MRes

New for 2014, this course aims to prepare you practically and intellectually for a career in theatre directing. The course is delivered in partnership with several local and regional theatre companies (see Professional Preparation module), providing assistant directing [more...]

Humanities MA/Diploma/Certificate

This new interdisciplinary programme draws on expertise in the Humanities from across the College of Arts and Law, allowing you to select modules from a range of disciplines in order to complete a Certificate, Diploma or Masters level qualification. The programme’s core [more...]

Drama and Theatre Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

The Drama and Theatre Arts department offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a dynamic environment which allows students, scholars and theatre practitioners to work together to achieve a new breadth and depth in the study of drama. It also takes [more...]

Drama and Theatre Studies Practice-Based PhD (through Dramaturgy, Playwriting or Performance)

This innovative new programme allows academic research to be conducted through practical experimentation, such as the investigation of processes of theatre making or the practical application of particular aesthetic theories. It provides a unique opportunity for you to [more...]

Playwriting Studies MRes

This is Britain's leading programme dedicated to the craft of the dramatist. It was founded by internationally renowned playwright Professor David Edgar and is now convened by professional playwright Fraser Grace.

Open day talk

Dr Adam Ledger delivers the June 2013 undergraduate open day talk.