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Drama, Theatre and Performance (Study Abroad)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Theatre, Drama, Dance or Performance are considered desirable but applications from those studying other subjects who can demonstrate experience and interest in practical theatre are welcomed

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2024

Subject

Drama

**Why Lancaster?**
- Study cutting-edge contemporary theatre and discover how you can make a real difference in society through performance

- Benefit from our close relationship with leading creative and cultural organisations such as Lancaster Arts, the Dukes Theatre and leading professional theatre companies

- Graduate from a top university with a CV packed with practical experience

- Perform in group-devised projects each year, leading up to our final degree show

- Learn in a department with 100% student satisfaction for two years running in the National Student Survey (2021 and 2022)

We believe that theatre is more than an art form. It can make a difference to society, influence people and help to create change. We equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to be ground-breaking practitioners, and they go on to exciting careers within the creative and cultural industries.

**Theatre for a changing world**
We teach drama with a focus on experimental 20th and 21st-century theatre and performance. Through practical and theoretical investigation, you’ll gain knowledge of many modes of acting and theatre production.

The ability to choose from a wide range of modules – from Theatre for Social Change, Community Theatre and Visual Theatre to Performing Texts and Environmental Performance – makes this a really flexible degree.

Your degree is based in the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, and in this rich creative environment you can focus solely on theatre or take the opportunity to combine with modules in art, film or related subject areas.

You will be taught by professional theatre practitioners and top academics, and benefit from their links to leading creative and cultural organisations.

Our Creative Enterprise module allows you to work on a live project to deliver a creative arts initiative in the community. This kind of experience is great for your personal development and your CV.
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Study abroad*
The study abroad option is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is thinking of working abroad during their career or who simply wants the experience of living and studying overseas as part of their degree.
Often study abroad students describe the year abroad as a "transformative experience", as it can shape your future career path as well as having a positive impact on your personal development.

**Experience and skills**
You will study in your third year at one of our international partner universities. This will help you to
• develop your global outlook
• expand your professional network
• increase your cultural awareness
• develop your personal skills.

**Host universities**
During your year abroad, you will choose specialist modules relating to your degree and potentially other modules offered by the host university that are specialisms of that university and country. 
The places available at our overseas partners vary each year, but destinations have previously included Australia, USA, Canada, Europe and Asia.

**Alternative option**
We will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable.
If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard 3-year degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster. Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year abroad.

The Uni


Course location:

Lancaster University

Department:

Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts (LICA)

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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.

100%
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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

74%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
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?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
18%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
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.

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.

£18k

£18k

£26k

£26k

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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