The study of drama is a true marriage of intellect and emotion.

We think theatre can change the world. Studying drama at Essex is a transformative experience that will equip you for the future you want.

Through a combination of workshops and seminars, you receive a thorough grounding in classical and contemporary texts and practices that are key to theatre and performance. Our varied modules include: devising; playwriting; tragedy; and theatre in education. We are committed to furthering the cause of human rights through drama – in our teaching, research and practice. 

If you’re passionate about studying Drama at a top university, you’re in the right place – we are 3rd for Dance, Drama and Cinematics in the Times Good University Guide 2018.

Why study here?
  • All of our lecturers come from the theatre profession and continue to work in the industry.
  • We have a thriving Theatre Arts Society and student company.
  • Our Lakeside Theatre on campus is a vibrant creative hub with an international reputation.
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