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Drama courses

At Hull, Drama is part of the School of The Arts, which sits within the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education.


Drama at Hull is ranked sixth in the UK for 'teaching on my course' because our programmes combine theory with practice, and tradition with continuing innovation – resulting in graduates with an exciting range of careers in the creative industries.

Creativity lives and breathes at the University of Hull. Always has done, always will. It’s central to what universities do. But at Hull, we’re building something that goes far beyond our four walls.

Drama at Hull is ranked 9th in the UK for Teaching Quality.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.


  • Drama and Theatre Practice

    A hands-on programme which enables you to develop your talents as a performer, critic, writer, technician or designer.

  • Acting

    Join a vibrant performance culture in unique facilities in the 3rd oldest Drama department in the UK, delivered in collaboration with Middle Child Theatre. Apply now.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MA in Theatre Making

    Make theatre for a variety of audiences. You'll also receive training in setting up and running theatre companies.

Postgraduate Research

  • Drama research degrees

    Drama at Hull has a strong reputation for world-leading and internationally excellent research. Choose to study at MA by Thesis or PhD level.

Drama Lauren Cloke

Hearing how passionate the lecturers were about helping you achieve your potential, and doing the subjects that they love at the Open Day made me realise it was the place I wanted to do my degree.

Lauren Cloke
BA (Hons), Drama


As one of the first British universities to offer a drama degree, we’ve played a huge part in developing the academic study of dramatic form.

We’ve continued to innovate our degrees and invest in providing facilities that you essentially take ownership of during your time here. But the real star of drama at Hull is our passionate, innovative, supportive staff.

You'll be treading the same boards as Olivier Award winning playwrights, directors and producers. And you'll learn the same techniques they did to break into the industry through networking and interview prep that sets you apart from the crowd.


Our programmes blend theory and practice, so you'll graduate as a thinking practitioner. Develop your talents in whichever direction suits you: performer, theatre manager, critic, writer, technician, lighting or sound designer, or costumier.


You'll get to work with acclaimed theatre companies including the inimitable Middle Child and Hull Truck (which will be practically on your doorstep) and the New Diorama Theatre in London.


Create performances within the Gulbenkian Centre, a Grade ll listed building or our brand-new facilities such as Middleton Hall redeveloped into a world-class £9.5 million concert hall, surround sound cinema and industry standard recording studio.



There is a real buzz of activity in the Gulbenkian Centre, a Grade II listed building featuring a theatre, radio studios and workshops - and in our flagship cultural venue, Middleton Hall.

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We focus our programmes on theatre making – so you get an integration of different practical approaches, helping you realise your role within a production team.

Many of our graduates have gone on to work in theatre and media, as playwrights, directors, producers and actors, for some of the most prestigious companies in the world, or by starting their own theatre companies.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2019/20, published by HESA 2022

81.8% of drama students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating*




From theatre and performance history to social theatre, we are actively engaged in research across a range of disciplines.

Campus tulips in Spring


The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.



 National Student Survey (NSS) 2022, HEIs only.

‡ The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023