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Drama and Theatre

Drama and Theatre at Kent allows you to explore creative ideas and practical theatre-making in a dynamic and supportive environment. Our programmes incorporate a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements, helping to developing the skills and vision you need to be a success in the creative industries and beyond.

Theory and practice

At Kent, we believe a successful production needs critical thought and the study of theatre requires practical application. That's why our students cover the practical, theoretical and technical elements. You will go the theatre, write essays, complete funding applications and carry out assignments that mirror what happens in the 'real world'.

The range of work you will produce is both impressive and prolific. In just three years, you put on plays, installations, physical theatre, stand-up comedy, site-specific performances, rehearsed readings and more. Every production is directed, devised, designed and performed by our students, with support and advise from our tutors.

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A glimpse into the life of a Drama and Theatre student at Kent

Study options and support

Our wide range of single and joint honours programmes include an extensive variety of options, all with a focus on professional practice. You can also choose to add a year abroad or a year in industry, or opt to study a standard three-year degree.

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

Our lecturers range from academics with years of teaching experience to theatre professionals. You could be working with industry experts in everything from theatre design to directing, to stand-up comedy, stage management, acting or arts funding. You are also supported by a technical team with professional knowledge of different venues, media and contexts, from local festivals to international performances.

Research excellence

Our broad range of interests cover film style and interpretation, filmmaking and screenwriting, a selection of national cinemas, documentaries, pulp cinema and more. Through our active research centres, we promote a lively and interdisciplinary environment for our postgraduate researchers and academics.

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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