Fancy yourself as the next Kate Winslet or Benedict Cumberbatch? Think you were born for the stage? Taking a performing arts degree is the logical step towards the career of your dreams.
Typically, universities are looking for students with A-Levels of BCC or a DMM if you have studied a BTEC. At least one of your subjects should be relevant to the performing arts, although you might still be considered if you have relevant experience.
It’s worth bearing in mind that, although grades are requisite, they are not the only thing your application will be judged on. You will also be judged according to your experience and personal profile, while an audition is usually always a key part of the application process. Most universities will ask you to take part in an hour + workshop, and you will be assessed on your performance.
Upon graduation, you will be newly armed with a range of practical and creative skills that are useful to a wide range of jobs and careers within the arts. Popular jobs/careers that you might want to consider include:
- Stage Director
- Community Arts Worker
- Theatre Director
- Music Therapist
- Secondary School Teacher
- Broadcast Presenter
- Higher Education Teacher
- Further Education Teacher
You may also decide to go onto further education by pursuing a Masters degree.
Throughout your course, it’s well worth supplementing your degree with relevant experience. You could, for example, audition for local plays which will strengthen your resume.