Home > About

About the Drama Department

"Located in the heart of South Africa's beautiful Mother City and built on a proud tradition of excellence, The UCT Drama Department is committed to nurturing individual creative and academic brilliance within the context of a vibrant local and international performing arts community" ~ Associate Professor Geoffrey Hyland, Head of Drama.

The Drama Department has a long tradition of graduating actors, theatre-makers, teachers and theatre practitioners. The Department offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in theatre making and performance. All courses offered combine a stimulating range of practical and theoretical studies, which include acting, voice, movement, theatre making, stagecraft, production, directing and theory options.

The Department of Drama, together with its resource unit, the Little Theatre is located on the Hiddingh Campus of the University, in the heart of Cape Town's 'cultural precinct' and near the loci of the film and television industry. Drama has beautiful premises on the Hiddingh Campus, a well-stocked library and access to the Little Theatre (270 seats), the Arena Theatre (80 seats), the Bindery Lab (90 seats) and other flexible performance spaces in the Hiddingh Hall, Playroom and Rehearsal Studio.