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Drama and Media

Entry requirements


International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

- From at least 2 A Levels - Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Media and communication studies

Drama

This dynamic course is informed by contemporary methods of performance making, current scholarly thinking, and historical theatrical traditions. You will learn from researchers and guest practitioners, and engage critically and creatively with varied modules which will help you to put performance into context. We will support you to develop your own artistic vision based on your personal interests and aspirations, to grow in confidence showcasing your work.

You will explore techniques that underpin acting and performing for the stage, gain a broad understanding of the history of theatre and performance from Ancient Greece to contemporary performance art, and investigate theatre as a vehicle for social change in politics and education.

Gain real-world experience through placements and internships, get involved in professional performances, and broaden your horizons with theatre trips at home and abroad – all of which will prepare you for a range of careers in the arts industry.

This joint-honours course enables you to inform your studies alongside one of the following subjects.

* Drama studied with Creative Writing enables students to explore creative uses of language.

* Drama and English Literature emphasises both disciplines’ interest in written texts.

* Drama and Arts and Festivals Management combines creative performance with the theory and practice of managing arts industries.

* Drama and Media reflects the importance of media in contemporary performance.

You will study 50 per cent Drama and 50 per cent of your other subject.? ?

**Key features:**

* DMU is recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, with our sophisticated facilities ?providing specialist studios and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for drama and performance learning activities.

* Our lively curriculum ?gives you the opportunity to engage critically with research and the practices of drama, theatre and performance, helping you to develop your own artistic vision.

* Enhance your learning, broaden your outlook and open up career opportunities by combining Drama with a related subject.

* Benefit from our long-standing partnership with Leicester’s iconic Curve ?theatre. Opportunities include internships, work placements and the chance to work on or perform in an annual production, ?which have included ?Lorca’s Blood Wedding and Lucy Prebble’s Enron.

* Extensive performance opportunities including ?Exit Souls: The Drama Festival showcases students’ diverse work to a public audience each year.

* Expand your horizons with international experiences ?through ?DMU Global. Our students have attended the Drama Theatre Festival in Liège, Belgium at the world-renowned International University Theatre Reunion.

* Our graduates have gone on to work in theatre companies, community arts organisations and have forged careers in media and technical theatre production.

Modules

"First year:
• Performance in Context: History and Analysis
• Acting and Performing

Second year:
• Performance in Context: Culture and Theory

You will take the above module and choose from:
• Curve Company 1
• Popular Performance
• Devised Theatre and Performance
• Drama and the Community

Third year:
• Drama Research Project OR Performance as Research
• Live Art and Experimental Performance
• Curve Company 2
• Engaging with Creative Industries
• Political Performance
• Education and Performing Arts

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current

You will study 50 per cent Drama and 50 per cent of your other subject."

Assessment methods

"Structure:
Drama staff have expertise in a number of different fields, including: Shakespeare in performance, popular theatre, applied drama, directing, language and performance, 20th-century modernist drama and the avant-guarde, 20th-century women playwrights, performer training, performance and documentation, theatre and translation, performance and the body, gender and performance, live art and contemporary performance practice.

Visiting lecturers, actors, practitioners, directors and theatre companies further enhance your learning. We are dedicated to the student experience more widely, and run extra and co-curricular activities and events throughout the year.

Contact hours:
For the following combinations you will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports). Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however, in your first year you will normally attend around 11 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 26 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research."

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Arts, Design and Humanities

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

54%
low
Media and communication studies
71%
med
Drama

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
58%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

56%
Library resources
61%
IT resources
51%
Course specific equipment and facilities
32%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

Drama

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

49%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
35%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
19%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Only a small number of students study courses within this catch-all subject area, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at any stats. Marketing and PR were the most likely jobs for graduates from these courses, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,640
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
26%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Media, journalism and communications

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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