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Drama

Entry requirements


104-112 tariff points. General studies accepted.

Considered in combination

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma with at least 33 credits at Merit/Distinction.

Considered in combination

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26-27

English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent

Considered in combination

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

D*D

In any subject

Considered in combination

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

DMM

In any subject

Considered in combination

104-112 tariff points.

In combination with Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

104-112

Considered in combination

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Drama

Take centre stage with a degree in Drama at Plymouth, where you’ll work with experts from the University, the renowned Theatre Royal Plymouth and with wider industry.
Perform in the University’s award-winning theatre, also a regular venue of international touring companies. Plymouth itself will become your stage as you put together your own productions across the city.

Immerse yourself in how things work both on and off stage. Learn by doing, taking on the challenge of staging a full length play – from bidding for funding to the final performance. See the impact performance can have on changing perceptions and addressing pressing social issues.

At Plymouth, your degree really is what you make it. From your second year, you can choose to add in modules from across any of the School of Society & Culture’s 17 disciplines. This means you can add anything from Creative Writing to History to better inspire your own productions and increase your understanding of the contexts that influence performance.

Develop your acting, writing and directing skills with trained performers, with a focus on physical performance, confident use of your voice, collaboration and critical awareness.

Benefit from our dedicated placements officer, who will help you gain critical work experience through well-established local links.

Modules

In Year 1 you will learn foundational skills and concepts about theatre and performance, and apply these in studio spaces and practical tasks. Learn how to examine and evaluate performance, and how to raise the standard of your own performance work. In Year 2 students work intensively with theatre companies in residence and experiment with your chosen styles and genres of performance-making. Make and perform work in theatre spaces and in alternative performance sites. In the Final Year cultivate your specialist skills and get ready to enter the industry. Make work for festivals, learn applied performance-making techniques and develop research skills by exploring your chosen areas of interest and practice.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Society and Culture

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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.

68%
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.

Drama

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

69%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
41%
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
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
98%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£14,500
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
39%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Other elementary services occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
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.

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.

£13k

£13k

£20k

£20k

£20k

£20k

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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Lower entry requirements
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