Drama Department


The Rhodes University Drama Department is one of the foremost institutions for studying theatre and performance in South Africa. We have an illustrious history with a long list of acclaimed and award-winning graduates.

The department offers an integrated approach to drama studies incorporating a broad range of disciplines:  acting, directing, movement, physical theatre, choreography, applied theatre, theatre design, writing, theatre technology and arts administration.

We have a team of distinguished professional artists and academics, who have committed their careers to providing a solid academic foundation and hands on training.

Located in the home of the National Arts Festival, students have the opportunity of being part of the biggest annual celebration of the arts in Africa.

The Rhodes Drama department is the only one in the country to have two affiliated professional theatre companies – the First Physical Theatre Company and UBOM! Eastern Cape Theatre Company.

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