Want to be the next big stage star? Can you cry at will? If so, you might want to study a drama degree at university.
But before you rush into this and start quoting Shakespeare to your mum while she’s trying to watch Strictly Come Dancing, let’s take a look at everything you need to know about this type of degree, including your career options (aside from Hollywood).
To be considered for a single honours, you need between 112 - 128 UCAS points. The same number of points is generally enough to be considered of a joint honours, but it is dependent on the combination. For example, if you want to study creative writing alongside drama, you will need 32 points at A-level in English Language, Literature or a related subject.
Grades that will be considered if you studied a BTEC are DDM in a relevant subject.
A drama degree teaches you a mixture of disciplines, and if you choose to combine it with another subject, there will be numerous career options open to you upon graduation.
Popular jobs directly related to a drama degree are:
- Theatre Director
- Community Arts Worker
- Theatre Stage Manager
During your course, it is advised that you supplement your degree and creative knowledge by applying for roles in plays in your local area, as this will enhance your resume in time for when you graduate. If you choose not to go straight into the field of drama, other jobs you might want to consider include:
- Arts Administrator
- TV Presenter