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Goldsmiths, University of London

English and Drama/Drama and English

UCAS Code: QW34

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Including English Literature (or Language and Literature).

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject specific modules.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

With three Higher Level subjects at 655 including English Literature (or Language and Literature).

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H2

Including English Literature (or Language and Literature).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Including English Literature (or Language and Literature).

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Grade B in English Literature (or Language and Literature) is required.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,C

Grade B in English Literature (or Language and Literature) is required.

UCAS Tariff

120-136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

82%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Drama

English studies

What happens to a text when it’s performed? This degree combines the study of English literature and theatre to help you understand, and interrogate, the relationship between text and performance.

**Why study BA English & Drama/Drama & English at Goldsmiths?**
- You’ll be taught by professional theatre-makers, and benefit from our strong links with theatrical companies and professional organisations – many of them on our doorstep.

- You won’t just study Western theatre. You'll have the chance to examine plays and texts from Africa and the Caribbean.

- This degree is for students who are looking for some practical experience with producing theatre but would like to study a course primarily designed to develop your understanding of performance studies rather than your creative practice.

- At the end of your second year, you'll be able to choose between two pathways: Drama or English. This allows you to tailor your studies to your interests so you can get the most from your degree.

- Many of the staff in the Department of Theatre and Performance are professional theatre-makers, and we have strong links with theatres, companies and professional organisations.

- We have a strong tradition of theatre-making, and our on-campus facilities include a theatre and performance studios.

Modules

The programme can be studied through two pathways: Drama or English. These pathways diverge at the end of the second year. You choose the pathway of the final year by the end of the autumn term of the second year, although you will be asked to give a provisional indication of your choice when enrolling.

At Level 4 you will study the following modules:
Approaches to Text
Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to Literature of the Victorian Period
Analytic Vocabularies A
Scenography
Introduction to Dramaturgy
Drama Production: Summer Projects, which runs in the summer term.

At Level 5 and 6 you'll study a combination of modules from English and Drama depending on the pathway you choose and your own choice of options.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include examinations, coursework portfolios, long essays, projects, presentations, production plans, dissertation. The dissertation must be passed for the degree to be awarded.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Goldsmiths, University of London

Department:

English and Comparative Literature

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
low
Drama
72%
low
English studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
25%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

66%
UK students
34%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,200
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
59%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
16%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Drama is a very popular degree subject — in 2015, over 5,000 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, or through your careers service so be prepared to practise your people skills and to make full use of your university facilities. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, audio-visual, set and clothing design 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 — one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months. And starting salaries are not the best - but nevertheless the large majority of drama graduates going into acting still felt that it was just the job for them regardless of pay.

English studies (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,200
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Drama

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£13k

£13k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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