Undergraduate drama courses
We are one of the largest university theatre departments in the UK, so we can offer an unusually wide range of subject areas, all taught by specialists. No other department offers courses covering a comparable range of historical and cultural areas.
You will find a summary of all our courses with detailed information on how to apply by selecting the course entries on the right.
We have a strong research culture, with all staff being active researchers and in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008) the department achieved an overwhelming majority of rankings in the top two categories, demonstrating research activity of world-leading 4* and International 3* significance and originality. So, teaching is always on the cutting edge of the subject, the curriculum never remaining quite the same from one year to the next.
We are committed to excellent teaching and the integration of theory and practice in all we do. No member of staff considers themselves to be an academic rather than practitioner or vice versa and all courses are taught by drama specialists. The emphasis of the teaching is upon experimental projects that test ideas rather than glamorous but orthodox productions.
We have three major performance spaces (the Boilerhouse, the Handa Noh Studio and the soon to open New Theatre), a workshop, two rehearsal rooms and a digital studio that allows you to explore new technology in relation to performance.
An active 'student workshop' organises theatre productions, social events and guest visits from theatre professionals, and the College Drama Society offer ample opportunity for students to develop their own theatre practice outside the curriculum.
The College is set in a leafy environment with easy access to the Surrey and Berkshire countryside as well as to London and its world-renowned theatres.