Drama BA (Hons)
Study a unique programme where you can creatively engage with both traditional and alternative forms of theatre.
We encourage you to engage with a wide range of approaches to making theatre and performance. This includes looking at traditional forms of theatre, while also engaging with alternative forms of making performance such as devising. There’s actor training to do with straight acting, comedy and physical theatre.
Studying Drama at Chester involves working with a dynamic, international team of tutors, with a wealth of industry experience. The staff team currently includes experienced theatre directors, applied theatre practitioners, and experts in actor training and physical theatre. Alongside this, you can work with specialists in areas such as live art and interactive digital performance.
There is a large emphasis on practical work here at the University of Chester. We have a wide range of modular choices, and students have a number of options as they develop a range of skills over the course of their degree. So whether you want to be a performer, a director, a facilitator or a project manager, in your final year there’s an opportunity for you to specialise in your chosen profession within the creative industries.
Here at Chester, we have a thriving performance ennvironment, with regular productions and performances by both our undergraduate and postgraduate students. There are regular workshops and guest performances from visitng artists, and opportunities to get work experience through our extensive industry links and, of course, our three resident, professional theatre companies.
There are a number of extracurricular activities to get involved with such as regular trips to theatres, galleries and other creative spaces. We also invite practitioners and facilitators from outside companies to come and host workshops.
We pride ourselves on the quality of support we offer, and have a range of support packages to help support students during their time at University.
As a student studying Performing Arts you'll benefit from excellent links with the professional industry, both nationally and internationally