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About us

Exeter Drama Department is an internationally-renowned centre for practice, research and teaching. Our teaching grows out of our wide-ranging research interests and we provide a supportive and high quality environment for learning.

Excellent teaching & research

  • 1st in UK for Drama in the Times Good University Guide 2022
  • Top 5 in The Complete University Guide 2021
  • 97% of the students go on to work and / or study - Graduate Outcomes survey data from students graduating during 2017-2018
  • Collaborative and practice-based approach including drama in the community
  • Opportunities to specialise in areas such as directing, contemporary performance, music theatre, actor training, applied drama, theatre history and technical theatre crafts

We are well-known for our exciting combination of practice and research, and regularly perform at the top of disciplinary league tables. Our students are offered a remarkable range of subjects and approaches to theatre and performance, supported by staff who are leading international researchers and professional practitioners. Our state-of-the-art studios and seminar spaces are run by a dedicated technical team. The department offers students a great context in which to critically engage with contemporary international culture and to pursue their own creative development.

Professor Jane Milling, Head of Drama