Postgraduate study in Drama

What you can study in Drama

Postgraduate study in Drama is designed to invigorate creative practice through academic study.

As part of a postgraduate programme in Arts you can deepen your understanding of the theory and practice of drama in areas such as:

  • Directing
  • Playwriting
  • Dramaturgy
  • Devising
  • Performance training
  • Production and arts management
  • Theories and literature of drama
  • Theatre and performance
  • Shakespeare
  • Modern drama
  • Contemporary performance and performance as research
  • Theatre on screen

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Drama

A BA or Bachelor of Global Studies containing advanced level courses in Drama or Theatre.

The following subjects may also be considered for entry: Creative Writing, English, Theatre, Writing Studies.

Master of Arts in Drama

120-point (one-year) MA

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Drama or Drama Studies with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, or approval of the Coordinator of Drama.

The following subjects may also be considered for entry: Creative Writing, English, Theatre, Writing Studies.

180-point (18-month) MA*

A BA with a major in Drama. You must have a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II including at least 45 points in the major

The following subjects may also be considered for entry: Creative Writing, English, Theatre, Writing Studies.

*Please note the 180-point option is currently subject to final regulatory approval for 2022.

Structuring your specialisation in Drama

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Drama

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2020 BA(Hons) schedule for Drama

Master of Arts in Drama

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2020 MA schedule for Drama

Arts courses in Drama

Explore the courses you can take as part of a specialisation in Drama:

Postgraduate courses

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Drama, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.

Watch our Postgraduate Adviser’s video.