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Drama

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

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 | Full-time with year in industry | 2022

Subject

Theatre studies

Studying Drama at Roehampton is the best of both worlds. You’ll be a stone’s throw away from the famous West End and an array of incredible local performance spaces, set in one of the world’s most exciting performance cities, while studying a curriculum of exciting and varied modules with passionate staff who are experts and active practitioners in their field.

This degree provides you with a breadth of understanding of theatre and performance around the world and the impact it has had on our history, culture and identity. You will have the chance to develop a heightened socio-political awareness and a thorough grounding in both conventional and unconventional approaches to performance-making, writing and production. You’ll learn about yourself as a creative, and in the process, equip yourself with the tools you need to thrive in the industry, whether it be on or off the stage.

The degree is practice-focused and project-based; from day one, you will gain valuable hands-on experience working with our internationally recognized faculty and professional arts organisations. There will be countless opportunities to watch and discuss theatre, read, explore and stage plays, and write, devise and perform your own work. Working across performance for live and digital platforms, you will become skilled, innovative, adaptable artists and entrepreneurs, capable of planning, producing, managing and making both socially-engaged and commercial projects within a variety of professional platforms.

You’ll also complete your final research project, where you will write a play or dissertation, create a performance, or produce a practice-as-research project that mixes genres and media – producing work you can use as a springboard for your next move after graduation.

To enrich your learning, your course includes tickets to a range of theatre productions, as well as trips to exhibitions and cultural events, meaning that you will be able to fully immerse yourself in one of the performance capitals of the world. You will visit some of London’s most well-known theatres, seeing a variety of high-profile shows, thought-provoking plays and cutting-edge performance events.

We also offer regular workshop and seminar sessions with visiting artists and scholars, hosted by the Centre for Performance & Creative Exchange, the main forum for our lively research culture, and the base for over 40 artists and researchers following our MPhil/PhD courses.

Regardless of confidence or previous practical experience, you will have the opportunity to engage heavily in every aspect of the course. In doing so, you will find yourself in a supportive, inclusive community of staff and peers dedicated to helping you flourish as a student, and a graduate, of Drama.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,145
per year
International
£13,145
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Roehampton

Department:

Drama, Theatre and Performance

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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.

48%
low
Theatre studies

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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
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

70%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
58%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
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?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
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.

£15,808
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
29%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Childcare and related personal services
10%
Other elementary services 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.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

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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