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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

88-104

% applicants receiving offers

96%

Subjects
  • Drama
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£14k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Drama & Theatre Studies or related subject at grade B

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
88-104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 88-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

96%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Investigate the world of contemporary theatre and performance practice. Gain practical experience and theoretical understanding through workshops and seminars. Youâ??ll explore many different modes of performance, including text-based and devised work, as well as live art and innovative practice. Your text-based and devised productions will be performed in a variety of venues on and off campus in Cambridge. Youâ??ll also have chance to develop your technical and production skills, with full support and training from our specialist staff. In the most recent National Student Survey (2014), our BA (Hons) Drama achieved 94% for 'The teaching on my course' and 93% for 'Overall satisfaction'.

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: Performance processes; performance analysis; performance skills: introduction; digital performance; studio performance. Optional modules: Anglia language programme; directing skills. Year 2: Core modules: 20th-century drama; making performance; performance practitioners; the body in performance. Optional modules: Anglia language programme; performance laboratory; performance writing; new media performance; Shakespeare and renaissance drama; design for performance. Year 3: Core modules: Devising performance; major project. Optional modules: Anglia language programme; art, music and performance; contemporary texts; enterprise in the creative arts; performance and identity; principles of dramatherapy; special subject.

Anglia Ruskin University

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Anglia Ruskin University is a progressive university, breaking into the top 350 educational institutions in the World in 2017*. ARU's fantastic academics will link theory with practice in a friendly and supportive environment; just one of the reasons that ARU's students have recorded some of the highest satisfaction rates across the University. With a campus in the very heart of the City of London offering you unprecedented access to a host of potential employers and careers, ARU London is the perfect place for you to build the skills and gain the knowledge which will propel you to a successful career. 
 

* The Times World University Rankings 2017

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
68% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
261 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

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 study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £14k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

21%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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