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University of East Anglia UEA

Drama

UCAS Code: W400

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Or ABC including Drama, Theatre Studies or an English Literature related subject or BBC including Drama, Theatre Studies or English Literature with an A in the Extended Project.

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:45

including 12 credits in English Literature or Theatre Studies at Merit.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

including Higher Level 5 in English or Theatre Studies.

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

DDM

in an Arts/Humanities subject (usually Performing Arts). BTEC Business Administration is not accepted.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

including Drama, Theatre Studies or an English Literature related subject

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

including Drama, Theatre Studies or an English Literature related subject

UCAS Tariff

120-147

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Drama

**About This Course**

Offering an exhilarating immersion in all aspects of theatre, this course combines a firm grounding in acting, directing, and practical stagecraft with the thoughtful and inventive study of plays themselves. You’ll master dramatic traditions from across time periods and all around the world, and you'll draw on that knowledge to enrich your own experience in the theatre.

Throughout your degree, you'll be supported by UEA's unique combination of academic experts on theatre and performance, as well as practising theatre directors and world-leading scriptwriters. Once you graduate, your degree will open the doors of the theatre world to you – or you might choose to take all the skills you've learnt to any number of careers across the creative industries and beyond.

**Overview**

Our professionally equipped 200-seat Drama Studio will be at the centre of your Drama degree at UEA. You'll have the keys to this amazing space, giving you the chance to control everything in your own productions, from performance and staging to costume, lighting and sound-design.

But your Drama degree doesn't only offer a practical training ground. At UEA, you’ll always be reading plays, performing them, and writing about them (and, sometimes, writing them too). These activities enrich one another. Studying drama lets you become a better performer or director, and knowing the ins-and-outs of stagecraft makes you a better writer about plays.

At UEA, you’ll encounter an astonishing array of drama and a wealth of performance styles, from naturalism to non-Western traditions. You’ll engage with major theoretical and directorial approaches, from Aristotle to Artaud, from Stanislavsky to physical theatre. And you might examine the use of theatre and performance – by the State, by oppositional groups, by political activists and by theatre and performance practitioners – to solidify or challenge structures of power.

Everything you discover will deepen your practical work in the theatre. As you get inside the words of plays in the seminar room, you'll become better able to release their energies in your own performance. Each year, you will bring everything that you’ve learned together in a major practical project, and will undertaking a wide variety of applied drama work. You’ll also have the chance to study on placement with a professional company or venue (which may include TV, radio and film, as well as theatre). This will build not only your experience and confidence, but also your contacts book.

You'll also benefit from our highly regarded student-run Minotaur Theatre Company, which gives you the chance to gain valuable additional performance, technical and scriptwriting experience.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

TEF rating:
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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.

84%
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

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

66%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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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.

£18,200
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
48%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
23%
Other elementary services occupations
15%
Teaching and educational professionals

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.

£12k

£12k

£16k

£16k

£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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