From ritual to the RSC, theatre is the live embodiment of the human story, however it's told. At Goldsmiths we reflect our story and our contemporary world through the interdisciplinary and the intercultural. We explore what theatre and performance can tell us about the way we live now by drawing on everything from sociology to psychoanalysis and from politics to the playgrounds of the world.
We want you to graduate with a degree that will take you wherever you want to go with the confidence to 'make it happen' as an independent self-starter. We know you may work in many aspects of the industry so we make sure you gain experience across the discipline -- from performing to directing, from administration to production -- and learn the research and making skills to critique and transform the cultural landscape. In short, we cultivate the articulate practitioner.
Therapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths provides a challenging and stimulating interdisciplinary environment offering introductory courses, professional training and advanced study in arts therapies, counselling, psychotherapy, psychoanalytic studies and psychosocial studies.
In our professional training we foster the development of skilled and reflective practitioners who are critically engaged with evidence based and research practices. With teaching staff who are experienced practitioners in the field and with strong links to employers in the public, voluntary and private sectors, we provide the learning and skills necessary for the modern workplace.
The Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths provides a culturally diverse and intellectually challenging environment for exploring and producing new forms of contemporary art-theoretical practice and history of art.
We specialise in the histories and theories of modern and contemporary visual practices. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, we look at art in an international context and consider the ways in which it engages with urgent social, cultural and political issues in the world today.