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De Montfort University

Drama Studies and Media

UCAS Code: PWH4 Y
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Media studies
  • Drama
Student score
72% MED
74% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£15k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

112 UCAS Tariff points required from at least two A levels or equivalent.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

You will normally need to acheive an overall profile of DMM in a relevant area.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

You will normally need to achieve an overall profile of D*D* in a relevant area.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

You will normally need to achieve an overall profile of DMM.

International Baccalaureate
28

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

UCAS tariff points (Scotland)
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

100%

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

Drama Studies at DMU will allow you to combine performance, theory and contextual study. Our wide variety of modules will give you the opportunity to engage creatively and critically with research and the practices of drama and performance, whether devised or scripted. Your engagement is informed by contemporary methods of performance making, historical theatrical traditions and current scholarly thinking. Your practical work takes place in our superb suite of studios and rehearsal rooms. Drama and Media reflects the importance of media in contemporary performance and Media at DMU gives you a comprehensive understanding of the important theories, issues and debates in the media and helps you to discover where your own talents lie.

Modules

Drama studies Year 1: 4 modules to provide a practical and theoretical introduction to drama involving technical skills of lighting, sound and computer-based scenic design; theatre history; theories of performance and acting technique; scripting and directing skills. Year 2: Practical skills are developed through the study of naturalistic and non-naturalistic dramatic practices from the early modern period through contemporary post-modern theatres. Year 3: Independence in the choice of modules as well as the opportunity to focus on individual interests. Media studies Year 1: Introduction to media, culture and society; media texts and representations. Year 2: Researching the media; television studies; journalism 1; new media; media discourse. Year 3: Dissertation; journalism 2; advertising and cultural consumption; forms and practices of radio; digital publishing; political communication and the media; scriptwriting; audiences and fandom.

De Montfort University

Welcome to De Montfort University

The £136 million campus transformation at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has created the modern, inspiring environment students deserve. DMU has been named as one of the 150 best young universities in the world by the influential Times Higher Education magazine, and rated as No.1 for graduate employability, and in the top three for teaching excellence among UK universities, in a preliminary study by the Times Higher Education magazine.

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 77%
Student score 72% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
49% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
265 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

16%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a world-class media industry in film, print and broadcast media, worth billions to the economy, so it's hardly surprising that ambitious and talented graduates want to work in it. But be realistic – some parts of the industry have struggled during the recession and jobs are amongst the most competitive around. If you want to be a star in front of the camera or in print, you might want to look at other options. Media studies graduates are the most likely graduates to get into the media industry (in 2012, one in seven grads entering the media had a media studies degree) but they’re more likely to be directing, or operating sound or video equipment, or researching.
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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 76%
Student score 74% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

78%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
298 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £15k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

6%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

11%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

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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