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Drama: Education & Community

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Drama

Use your passion for performance to transform the lives of people in our communities.

Community really matters to us. On this course you will have a unique opportunity to engage in applied drama and theatre through placements and collaboration with our partners. You will develop an understanding of theatre while exploring how it can be applied across community and educational settings to make a real difference.

In this practical and creative course, you will experience how drama and performance can help marginalised groups. You will work on placements in local community settings, facilitating others to create work. Working alongside specialists including drama teachers and youth theatre practitioners you will learn how to plan, develop and deliver your theatre practice.

You will benefit from our long-standing relationships with organisations across York and the wider region. We work with diverse groups of all ages in settings such as schools, prisons and care homes.

Some of the partnerships we have across the region include:

York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre – you will have the opportunity to work on weekly youth theatre workshops and performances.
Connaught Course Care Home – our students regularly visit care homes that provide support to older people with dementia and make reminiscence theatre for the residents.
Changing Lives – this charity provides accommodation and support to homeless men and women in York. Your work here might include working with these groups and offering drama workshops.
Mind the Gap – this is one of Europe’s leading disability theatre company specialising in working alongside artists with learning disabilities. You could work alongside these artists to deliver exciting theatre performances.
Through collaborating in settings such as these you will learn how to design and facilitate workshops and performances suited to people with a wide range of needs and abilities. You will become an expert in how drama can be made accessible and impactful for all.

Modules

Modules may include:

Year 1:
Acting
Making Ensemble Performance
Big Ideas in Performance
Ensemble: Political Performance
Workshop Facilitation
Movement for Performance
Writing for Performance

Year 2:
Political Engaged Practise 1
Political Engaged Practise 2
Children and Young People
Performance in Social Context
Acting for Screen: The Performer as Auteur
Artist as Witness
Auto / biography and Performance
Physical Theatre
Politics and the Play
Re-Performing Dance Archives
Site Specific Dance
Writing After Beckett
Acting Vignettes

Year 3:
Dissertation
Contemporary Performance Practise: Research and Development
Contemporary Performance Practise: Actualisation
Independent Practise and Professional Portfolio: Drama, Education and Community

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
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

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.

81%
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

67%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
9%
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.

£15,500
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
40%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
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.

£14k

£14k

£19k

£19k

£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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