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Earning a Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is a significant milestone in many academic careers. This degree marks the completion of three to five years of education, combining a broad study of liberal arts with a focused pursuit of the skills needed for a career path. What is a BA in Drama? For many seeking professional theatre, this undergraduate program can provide the critical foundation. Students usua… Read more

Earning a Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is a significant milestone in many academic careers. This degree marks the completion of three to five years of education, combining a broad study of liberal arts with a focused pursuit of the skills needed for a career path.

What is a BA in Drama? For many seeking professional theatre, this undergraduate program can provide the critical foundation. Students usually take on practical learning of acting, writing and directing in a series of workshops and projects, mixed with reading, lectures and research on the theory and history of the performing arts. The curriculum often features students collaborating to develop an independent production.

Along with the practice and theory of performance, a BA in Drama offers skills applicable elsewhere in life. Students can improve their capacity for teamwork, organization and project management; they may also enjoy higher confidence and a more open-minded, creative approach to problem-solving.

Costs associated with earning a BA in Drama vary between schools and programs. The main factors are the tuition rates and program’s length, as well as necessary texts and the cost of living. Before applying, students should research and request info from their schools of interest.

A number of careers in theatre and performing arts open up to students who obtain a BA in drama. Actors, dancers, theatre directors and writers are the most notable players, but graduates may also apply their skills as set or costume designers or prop managers. Off-stage, some graduates of this program go into other media, such as radio or film. Others may turn this background toward helping their communities as drama and music therapists or as community arts workers.

For future students considering a BA in Drama, online resources can help locate colleges with programs for this degree. Online learning is rare for performing arts, but studying abroad may present unique opportunities. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

Drama at Queen’s combines history, theory and practice in an integrated and multidisciplinary approach, to discover why and how theatre works. Performance workshops and produc ... +

Drama at Queen’s combines history, theory and practice in an integrated and multidisciplinary approach, to discover why and how theatre works. Performance workshops and productions enable students to draw upon their reading of literary, cultural, historical and sociological studies to inform their practical understanding of performance. Students are also required to attend professional performances, and benefit from our exceptional links with the theatre sector in Northern Ireland and beyond. Visiting professionals lead workshops in specialist areas. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

Explore your creative identity with our Drama degree.

Explore your creative identity with our Drama degree. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
English
Aug 2023
Campus
 
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Explore your passion for performance through the interdisciplinary study of music, theatre and film.

Explore your passion for performance through the interdisciplinary study of music, theatre and film. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2023
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Campus
 

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University of Portsmouth
Southsea, United Kingdom

Take the stage and go behind the scenes to discover the theatre-making process in our BA (Hons) Drama and Performance degree course. You'll study the theory and history of the ... +

Take the stage and go behind the scenes to discover the theatre-making process in our BA (Hons) Drama and Performance degree course. You'll study the theory and history of theatre and drama and explore drama in many forms: performance through plays, production through devising new shows, techniques in voice, movement, criticism and analysis. After your first year, you can tailor the course to your preferences, from choosing modules you’re most interested in to designing your path in your final year project. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
Thiel College
Greenville, USA

English at Thiel College is a versatile, dynamic, and rewarding program that produces top-notch writers, communicators, critical thinkers, artists, and leaders. As one of the ... +

English at Thiel College is a versatile, dynamic, and rewarding program that produces top-notch writers, communicators, critical thinkers, artists, and leaders. As one of the earliest majors offered by the college and still housed in historical Greenville Hall, English is rooted in a rich tradition of literary studies. Today, English courses at Thiel are taught by nationally recognized scholars with active research agendas in a variety of subjects. Thiel English combines the tradition of scholarly excellence with a diverse and evolving curriculum. Thiel College offers an English major with a specialization in Dramatic Studies. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2023
Campus
 
Kingston University
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

If you have a passion for the craft of theatre, this practical course could be for you. It covers skills and methods in theatre making and performance, key approaches to inter ... +

If you have a passion for the craft of theatre, this practical course could be for you. It covers skills and methods in theatre making and performance, key approaches to interpreting performance and theatre design. You'll be taught through inspirational workshops, public performances and theatre-based lectures. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
Central School of Speech and Drama
Belsize Park, United Kingdom

On the Drama, Applied Theatre and Education (DATE) course, you can perform in, direct and devise theatre, explore performance that takes place outside traditional theatre envi ... +

On the Drama, Applied Theatre and Education (DATE) course, you can perform in, direct and devise theatre, explore performance that takes place outside traditional theatre environments, make theatre to change lives and inspire change in communities, and build industry contacts worldwide through placements and outreach projects, and develop skills in areas such as facilitating, devising, directing, performing, playwriting and filmmaking. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Brandon University
Winnipeg, Canada

The Drama study at Brandon University is unique because it is an efficient, hands-on, workshop-based program. All courses are taught by professional actors, directors and writ ... +

The Drama study at Brandon University is unique because it is an efficient, hands-on, workshop-based program. All courses are taught by professional actors, directors and writers who constantly touch with the ‘real’ world of professional theatre. -
BA
English
Campus
 
South Gloucestershire And Stroud College
Stroud, United Kingdom

The Drama and Performance programme is made up of two parts: the FDA in Drama and Performance, followed by the Level 6 BA (Hons) Top-Up Drama and Performance.

The Drama and Performance programme is made up of two parts: the FDA in Drama and Performance, followed by the Level 6 BA (Hons) Top-Up Drama and Performance. -
BA
English
Campus
 
University of St. Thomas Houston
Houston, USA

All the world’s a stage – and if you have a passion for bringing stories to life on stage, drama could be the perfect major for you. Whether you want to act, direct, dance or ... +

All the world’s a stage – and if you have a passion for bringing stories to life on stage, drama could be the perfect major for you. Whether you want to act, direct, dance or design, you’ll find endless inspiration at UST. -
BA
English
 
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, USA

We see your greatest potential and your motivation to achieve. The Division of Drama offers students concentrations in performance and design & technology. Students study ... +

We see your greatest potential and your motivation to achieve. The Division of Drama offers students concentrations in performance and design & technology. Students study performance, directing, design, management, voice, movement and dance to prepare for careers in theatre, television, film and more. -
BA
English
 
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Launched in 2012, the four-year BFA (Honours) Degree in Drama programme is structured to produce professional practitioners with a vision of the arts in society and a concern ... +

Launched in 2012, the four-year BFA (Honours) Degree in Drama programme is structured to produce professional practitioners with a vision of the arts in society and a concern for their importance, relevance and development. To a rigorous regimen of practical craft-skills work are added conceptual knowledge of the development of theatre practice, both historical and contemporary, Western and Asian. -
BA
English
Campus
 
LIPA - Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts
Liverpool, United Kingdom

We want you to create meaningful drama and theatre for, with and by different communities. Recognising that theatre can be more than entertainment, you focus on the potential ... +

We want you to create meaningful drama and theatre for, with and by different communities. Recognising that theatre can be more than entertainment, you focus on the potential of drama to educate and bring about social change. -
BA
English
Campus
 
University of North Carolina Asheville
Asheville, USA

For UNC Asheville’s Drama Department, the stage is our lab. Through the department’s mainstage productions, TheatreUNCA, independent productions, and professional internship o ... +

For UNC Asheville’s Drama Department, the stage is our lab. Through the department’s mainstage productions, TheatreUNCA, independent productions, and professional internship opportunities, drama majors test the theories and practices they study in the classroom in theatrical presentations for the public. We embrace experimentation and collaboration to produce creative and knowledgeable theatre artists who understand their responsibilities to their community, their art, and their own personal growth. -
BA
English
Campus