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Drama and Theatre

Studying Drama at Kent means being part of a welcoming and inclusive community of students, graduates, academics, professional practitioners and technicians, all passionate about theatre and performance. It means having the space to develop your own distinctive style and creativity, and becoming part of the next generation of makers, thinkers and influencers in the arts.

Studying Drama at Kent

Our modules incorporate an exciting blend of practical work and academic study. This enables you to develop your critical understanding alongside your performative skills and gives you the creative competence needed for a career in the arts or beyond. 

Our Graduate Theatre Companies (GTC) scheme offers the opportunity to graduating students - undergraduate and postgraduate - to apply to become a graduate theatre company supported and mentored by the Drama department  

At Kent we take pride in our range of module choice. From your first year you can begin to shape the course of your degree: specialising in particular areas such as comedy, physical theatre, or acting; or exploring a diversity of exciting topics including musical theatre dance, accessibility in the arts, adaptation, community and applied theatre, auto/biographical performance, and gender and identity.

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Throughout your degree your academic development is supported by a team of lecturers who combine research excellence with professional experience as directors, technicians, or practitioners. Your personal development and wellbeing is supported by the award-winning Arts Student Support team. 

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It's great to create work with people from different places, or who have different views to yours.

Connecting with theatre

Being a short walk from the cultural hub of Canterbury and only 50 minutes by train from central London we are well-placed for students wanting to experience both regional and national theatre. You also benefit from our close relationships with major regional theatres including the Gulbenkian and the Marlowe.

Research excellence

Drama at Kent is a vibrant and inclusive international community of academics, practitioners, and students, connected through our shared passion for theatre and performance. Our research expertise covers histories, practices and philosophies of theatre and performance. Current areas of staff research include: disability and neurodiversity; physical theatre and dance; comedy and politics; and war and commemoration.  

Drama and Theatre courses

View Drama and Theatre related courses below. Our full range of courses are available on the undergraduate and postgraduate pages.

Undergraduate courses