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Kingston University

UCAS Code: W400 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

A-level: Drama / Theatre Studies / Performing Arts / English Literature or similar, grade B (40 points) required. Where A-level or equivalent does not include Drama or Performing Arts, other drama/theatre experience will be considered. General Studies not accepted

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

DMM-DDM

Relevant Subject: Drama/Performing Arts

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

112-128

Level 3 qualifications, including Drama, Drama and Theatre Studies, Performance and Production Arts, English Language/Literature.

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Drama

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
- You’ll learn and perform in the Rose Theatre, the largest producing theatre in South West London and benefit from its resources and expertise.

- Our academic staff are active industry professionals, writers, directors, performers and dramaturges. Guest speakers, such as voice coaches, theatre directors and actors, also contribute to the course.

- You’ll develop your skills as a theatre-maker in professional facilities such as the Reg Bailey Theatre, The Rose Studio, and two new theatres in Town House.

- Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.

**About this course**
The core philosophy of the BA Drama degree is to facilitate exploration of practical, academic and technical skills through applying learning in the context of creative practice. The diversity of the UK drama sector and its working practices informs our approach. The course is aimed as aspiring drama practitioners from actors, directors, devisors, playwrights, to technical theatre managers, educators, researchers, facilitators, workshop leaders, and producers. Working within the Kingston School of Art, the drama degree's core philosophy is to demonstrate thinking through making.

If you have a passion for the craft of theatre, this practical course could be for you. It covers skills and methods in theatre making and performance, key approaches to interpreting performance and theatre design. You'll be taught through inspirational workshops, public performances and theatre-based lectures.
On this course, you'll explore important phases in theatre history as well as contemporary plays, devising companies, directors and other practitioners. The course culminates in a major Production Project module.

This degree can be tailored to your own interests. You'll be able to choose your modules from a wide selection, including cabaret, stand-up comedy, directing, Shakespeare, scriptwriting and theatre in the digital age.

**Future Skills**
Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability.

As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge.

At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it.

**Career opportunities**
Examples of graduates’ careers include acting, writing, directing, stand-up comedy, drama therapy, production and event management. They also work in advertising, new media, marketing, education and business.

Modules

Example modules
– An Actor Prepares for Industry
– The Theatre Director: Crafting Productions for the Stage
– Popular Performance II: Cabaret and Variety

To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment methods

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam), practical (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Performing Arts (Drama, Dance and Music)

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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.

36%
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.

Drama

Teaching and learning

50%
Staff make the subject interesting
54%
Staff are good at explaining things
50%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
57%
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

64%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
64%
Course specific equipment and facilities
29%
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?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

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.

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.

£17,680
med
Average annual salary
82%
low
Employed or in further education
35%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Other elementary services occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Drama

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

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£16k

£20k

£20k

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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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Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

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This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

This is the percentage of final-year students at this university who were "definitely" or "mostly" satisfied with their course. We've analysed this figure against other universities so you can see whether this is high, medium or low.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), for undergraduate students only.

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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