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Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed.
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Students study interpretation; visualisation; technical drawing; and model making. Applicants also study film and stop-motion animation, set design, character design and miniature model making.
Year 1: Students are introduced to and receive initial training in the necessary skills of interpretation, visualisation, technical drawing and model making. Year 2: The course offers opportunities to study: film and stop-motion animation, set design, character design and miniature model making. Year 3: The final year of study is developed through a learning agreement that you negotiate with your tutors.
Wimbledon College of Art has a long history as a leading specialist art college in London and we are now established within the University of the Arts London as the sixth college of the University. We are a subject specific College: this means that our main subject areas - Fine Art and Theatre Design - are broken down into subject specific pathways.
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni.
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?
% employed or in further studyLOW88%
Average graduate salaryHIGH£18.1k
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations
Employment prospects for graduates of this subject
Drama is a very popular degree subject – in 2012, over 5,800 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, so be prepared to practise your people skills. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, design, journalism and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere – a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' – having several part-time jobs or commissions at once – over one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months.
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