Canterbury Christ Church University Drama

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Canterbury Christ Church University Drama

Drama offers you a range of opportunities to develop as a contemporary theatre practitioner with the practical, managerial, directorial, creative, and intellectual abilities required to undertake sophisticated and effective work in the contemporary world of drama – whether as a highly skilled, confident performer, as a theatre director, as an educator and facilitator, or as an academic practitioner.

An exciting feature of the Drama degree course is its focus on international theatre practices which gives you the opportunity to explore and experience theatre and performance from a range of historical and cultural perspectives.


This course offers you a focused and intensive exploration of drama as a practical and academic discipline, gaining valuable experience and skills in acting, directing, stage management, applied drama, and contemporary theatre making. You will develop these skills through drama productions, lectures/seminars, theatre visits, practical workshops, and masterclasses with practicing professionals. The course draws on the extensive experience of our team of academics and practitioners to provide you with the opportunity to develop a range of practical and academic skills in international theatre and performance practice, and you will benefit from industry links through residencies, masterclasses, professional performances and partnerships.

Students of Drama are eligible to apply to study for a year in North America as part of their degree.

This course usually appeals to students wishing to pursue a career in acting, directing, stage management and applied drama/drama in education, or to those interested in postgraduate study, or in pursuing a career in other areas of the creative arts industry and related fields.

Module information

Year 1

Introduction to Text in Performance

The module will focus on text analysis, practical methodologies, and rehearsal techniques of practitioners such as Konstantin Stanislavski and Cicely Berry.

Fees and additional costs

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

*Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2017/18 UK/EU tuition fee of £6,165 in Year 0.

**Tuition Fee Scholarship discounts of £1,500 are available to eligible overseas students. Visit the International webpages for further information.

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