Passionate about Drama and Performance? Send us your monologue and you could win £250!

Are you passionate about acting and performance? Are you looking to pursue a Drama degree at university? Then make sure you enter our performance competition for the chance to win £250!

Entrants need to submit a two minute monologue centred around lockdown and/or a recording of a performance that you have rehearsed for a GCSE/BTEC/A-level exam during this period of the global pandemic.

The winner of the competition will receive a £250 cash prize and our expert Drama course team will provide guidance and feedback to help them improve their drama skills.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will be in touch with guidance on how to submit your performance for a chance to win!

Be quick, closing date is 7 March 2021!

Why study Drama at BGU?

  • This is predominantly a theatrically-focused degree, excellent for you if you're looking to develop technical theatre skills, such as stage and theatre management, acting and script writing.
  • It's an engaging and collaborative course that enables you to get to know your peers and work together to gain a strong sense of community.
  • We have exceptional support mechanisms available in order to help you achieve success, both practically and academically.
  • There is excellent flexibility within the course, allowing you to adapt, change and enhance your pathway through drama depending on your preferred aspects of the course.

Drama at BGU

What You Will Study in Drama?

The BA (Hons) Drama focuses on contemporary drama – creating, adapting, devising and developing new work with fresh ideas. The ultimate goal of the programme is not to train actors, however, a substantial amount of acting is part of the programme at all levels, and a Level 4 module, Acting Skills, which focuses on Stanislavski’s acting techniques, is meant to lay a firm foundation for this. And because we believe that there is more into drama than acting, you will acquire a variety of skills – intellectual, practical and transferable skills – that can prepare you for the life after your programme at BGU. You will have the opportunity to take part in productions throughout your time, which will enrich and enhance your experience at BGU. By the end of the course, you’ll leave us equipped with a wide range of transferable skills, which can be taken to a broad set of public, private, commercial and third-sector settings.

In addition to our full-time and part-time staff, we bring in specialist practitioners to all our drama degree programmes. This means that we can offer an up-to-date and relevant professional perspective. Our specialist practitioners offer students the chance to work alongside professional companies and take part in local and national festivals. Elements of enterprise and problem-solving, which are invaluable assets in the employment market, are central to our drama courses. As well as performance skills, you’ll develop good communication skills, confidence and resourcefulness.

The programme will equip you with analytical skills, enabling you to contribute to academic debates on drama, theatre and performance. You will gain valuable experience and skills, which will be nurtured through a variety of teaching methods including productions, lectures and seminars, theatre visits, and practical workshops, providing a thorough and an in-depth understanding of professional practice. You will develop your own skills in critical analysis and interpretation of play-texts from different playwrights while enhancing your research skills and advancing your knowledge and understanding of drama in general. The structure of the programme will enable you to combine theory with practice, identifying the link between the two. Through a combination of theoretical and practical explorations, you will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of creative practices and develop your own capacity as a contemporary practitioner and critical thinker.

BG offers two full time single honours Drama degrees. BA (Hons) Applied Drama in the Community offers students the opportunity to take their drama skills into community settings working with people of all ages such as children and the elderly and into specialist areas such as special educational needs, mental health and work with other vulnerable groups. Students develop workshop skills and directing and devising skills which enable them to create and deliver work which can enhance wellbeing, participation and wider education. The programme has a strong practical element which will enhance graduate employability and allows students to combine theory with practice and develop strong analytical skills. The programme involves small group and individual projects in community settings and enables students to use their skills to make a difference in society.

Both single honours courses share a common first year which means greater flexibility for students.

You can find out more by clicking here.