The study of drama is a true marriage of intellect and emotion.
Studying drama at Essex is transformative. It will equip you for the future you want, whether you pursue a career in theatre or outside the industry.
Dissect issues such as the representation of gender on stage and theatre in education. Study everything from Greek tragedy to contemporary verbatim theatre. Devise your own performances and develop your own playwrighting.
We are committed to furthering the cause of human rights through drama and rank 2nd in the UK for drama (Guardian University Guide 2019). As well as this, 96% of our drama students expressed overall satisfaction with their course (NSS 2018), so if you’re determined to study drama, you’re in the right place.
We believe drama should never be less than truthful, inspirational and life-changing.
Our courses will refine your approach to theatre-making. Through research and practice you'll explore and critique traditional and contemporary dramatists and practitioners from across the globe. Your studies will develop your understanding of the purpose and impact of performance.
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