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Loughborough University

Drama with Business Studies

UCAS Code: WN41

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

AAB - ABB (General Studies accepted)

Pass Access with 60 Credits overall including 45 at Level 3. To include 23 Level 3 Distinction grades

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35-34

35-34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL English or Theatre

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

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

DD

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus one A Level at grade B. BTEC Level 3 relevant subjects include: Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science.

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

D

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus two A levels at grade AB. BTEC Level 3 relevant subjects include: Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science.

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

DDD-DDM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD-DDM. BTEC Relevant subjects include Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB including Drama, plus Highers at majority B grades

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

104-136

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

50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Drama

In Drama, you will explore play texts, theoretical writings, performance traditions and techniques, and examine the theatre’s role and function in society throughout history.

We explore traditional and avant-garde theatre traditions and contemporary performance practices. Modules in film production and playwriting are also available. Practical work takes place primarily in the Department’s theatre and studios and all practical modules include exploration of technical theatre, lighting, sound, set and costume. The main teaching modes comprise seminar discussion and practical workshop sessions.

Students also study specialist Business School modules in human resource management, finance, marketing, strategic management and entrepreneurship.

Modules

In Year 1 our Drama modules develop core performance skills across a range of periods and styles and introduce you to reflective and critical practices enhanced by the study of the history of theatre across cultures. In Business Studies, you will be introduced to key areas of business, including commercial law, structure and organisation, and management resources.

In year 2 your Drama modules deepen your theoretical knowledge and broadens the understanding of theatre across a variety of performance practices. You can choose to develop your acting skills or focus on textual and theoretical study of theatre. In Business Studies the modules you will study concentrate on finance, marketing and contemporary commercial environments. You will take 70 credits worth of core modules and select 50 credits of optional modules.

A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.

In the final year, our modules give you the opportunity to broaden your studies and specialise even further in your own areas of interest. Drama modules offer you a variety of options that can focus on practical work, especially in the Theatre Practice module, or develop your textual skills. The opportunity to develop your CV through work experience is also a popular choice. Our modules are taught from our tutors’ research specialisms and present you with the most current knowledge and theories. You will take 40 credits worth of core modules and select 80 credits of optional modules.

Assessment methods

The Drama course is assessed through coursework, using various methods according to the module being studied.

Methods include: practical performance, essays/reflective work, seminar participation, online in-class tests, annotated bibliographies, group projects, in-class presentations, research projects, workbook.log books, peer assessments and dissertation.

Business School modules are assessed using group work, presentations and examinations.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

English and Drama

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.

71%
low
Drama

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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

78%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
D

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
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.

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.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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