School of Arts


Many of our former students have gone on to do exciting things. Find out what some of our graduates have been up to or tell us your own story.

If you attended the University of Kent School or Arts, you are automatically eligible to become a member of the School of Arts Alumni. You join over 120,000 former students and graduates of the University and we can assist you in organising reunions and events - helping you to keep in touch with your fellow students across the world. 

The University of Kent have offered students courses in Drama and Theatre, History of Art as well as Film for over 20 years, and some of our graduates have become theatre producers, literary managers, community theatre officers for local councils, theatre journalists, authors, scriptwriters for television, teachers, stand-up comedians, directors, event managers, drama teachers, performers and actors.

Alumni Profiles

Russell Bolam

Graduated with a BA Hons in Drama and Theatre 2003

My drama degree at Kent provided training in rigorous academic study and intensive practical application, which have proven to be essential grounding for my career as a theatre director.

The course is designed to cultivate and provoke interests and passions within the field and to guide you towards a position and context in the professional world. Quite simply if not for the degree, the staff, and the Drama Society at Kent, I would not be a theatre director today or have felt sufficiently equipped with the knowledge and starting skills to enter the theatre profession. The degree is brilliantly broad and eclectic, the staff are inspiring and inspired and the opportunities on campus among peers to create work and forge lifelong collaborative relationships are innumerable.


Alumni Videos

Piers Bailey




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Last Updated: 07/03/2016