This challenging practice-based course offers a unique approach to performing and making, emphasising innovation, experimentation and imagination. You will engage in physical and vocal training processes for actors, acting processes for performers, autonomous and collaborative practice, and interdisciplinary approaches.
The course also gives you the ability to reflect on your practice, provides you with industry knowledge of fundraising and marketing, and gives you the opportunity to develop a portfolio with which to launch into professional artistic work.
A range of expertise
You will benefit from working with internationally respected physical theatre and training specialists such as Dr Roanna Mitchell and Professor Paul Allain, and being able to draw on the Department's expertise in participatory dance theatre (Moving Memory); autism, identities and creativity (Playing A/Part); Chekhov technique in and beyond theatre (The Chekhov Collective UK); projects linked to the European Theatre Research Network; performance opportunities offered by the Gulbenkian Theatre; and more.
A supportive creative community
Drama at Kent develops and supports arts professionals, both through our programmes and our Graduate Theatre Company Scheme. We celebrate our alumni's achievements and contributions to the arts and communities, including Olivier Award winners, companies leading in inclusive practice, internationally recognised playwrights and actors, industry-shaping producers, and more. You can hear from our alumni via our ProperJob Gradcast, the podcast that asks how Kent Drama alumni have built their careers as artists.
A vibrant academic network
Postgraduate Drama and Theatre studies at Kent is a vibrant hub for the development and supervision of creative practice and research. We encourage postgraduate students to use our close links and contacts with local, national and international theatre companies, venues, artists and research projects, to enhance their research and professional development.
Our staff of leading and emerging researchers and practitioners has an excellent reputation for research and supervision in contemporary performance practice, community/participatory performance, arts and health, comedy and popular performance, theatre and conflict, Shakespeare, and European theatre.
The School of Arts' award-winning Jarman Building offers professional standard drama facilities, two performance studios and Studio 3 Gallery along with social spaces and a dedicated centre for postgraduate students. Drama & Theatre facilities also include two further theatre spaces - the 113-seat Aphra Theatre and the Lumley Theatre, an adaptable studio space - further rehearsal facilities in Eliot College, a construction workshop and costume collection.