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Student ambassadors at open day

Why study here?

Study Drama on a creative campus in the cultural powerhouse of Manchester.

Drama at Manchester has a worldwide reputation for quality. Our teaching is informed by recent innovations in theatre, performance, screen and film studies, as well as by historical practices.

Study with us and explore everything from literary adaptation to street theatre, activist performance to audio design, playwriting to directing and the art of film and theatre.


  • Utilise a purpose-built studio theatre with excellent facilities staffed by professional technicians.
  • Work with industry standard camera and editing equipment. 
  • Study abroad at one of our dedicated partner universities.
  • Experience theatre work in prisons and probation centres, health-care settings and education.
  • Benefit from close links with the neighbouring Contact Theatre and the Royal Exchange Theatre.
  • Enjoy countless groundbreaking arts organisations and events in a vibrant city.
  • Choose from a wide range of joint honours programmes combining theatre or film with other subjects in arts, languages and cultures. 
  • Pursue a flexible Film Studies MA covering film theory, practice, history, culture and much more.
  • Become the best you can be by participating in Stellify for true personal and professional growth.

Careers and employability

Study Drama at Manchester and you will develop the skills you need to work as a creative professional in various fields, as well as to pursue other careers. 

The University of Manchester is also the most targeted university in the UK for top graduate employers, according to High Fliers Research.

Find out more on the Careers and employability page.

Behind the scenes

Watch the video below and get a behind the scenes view of Drama at The University of Manchester.

I love studying Drama in Manchester because you feel like you are constantly working in a creative atmosphere. Manchester is also a vibrant and exciting city to be a part of. We have opportunities to collaborate with local practitioners and playmakers, helping us to grow our pieces and develop our own ideas.

Hannah Davies / BA (Hons) Drama