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Drama Studies

Drama Studies

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.

Queen’s campus features the Brian Friel Theatre – a 120-seat theatre with rehearsal room, dressing rooms, green room and workshop.  The School of Arts, English and Languages also hosts a broad and thriving range of student societies and music ensembles, from the Tyrone Guthrie Society – which provides opportunities for students to work with professional directors – to the Queen’s Film Theatre, the Queen’s University Big Band and Chamber Choir.

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Queen’s campus features the Brian Friel Theatre – a 120-seat theatre with rehearsal room, dressing rooms, green room and workshop.  The School of Arts, English and Languages also hosts a broad and thriving range of student societies and music ensembles, from the Tyrone Guthrie Society – which provides opportunities for students to work with professional directors – to the Queen’s Film Theatre, the Queen’s University Big Band and Chamber Choir.

Top 100
in the world for Performing Arts
(QS World Rankings by Subject 2019)
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Hear from a student

“With a strong network support of staff, the opportunities to establish links with theatre practitioners greatly enriched my experience of studying Drama at Queen’s.”

Kevin McCluskey (BA Drama (2010), MA Drama (2011) PhD Drama and Performance (2015))

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School Arts, English and Languages
Subject Lead Dr Aoife McGrath 
Email aoife.mcgrath@qub.ac.uk
Phone +44 (0)28 9097 3249 

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