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

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

65%

Subjects
  • Drama
Student score
76% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

AAB - ABB From 3 A levels (General Studies accepted)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Majority B grades, in conjunction with Advanced Highers of AB including Drama

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB including Drama, plus Highers at majority B grades

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM

International Baccalaureate
34

34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including HL English or Theatre Arts

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 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

65%

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

Loughborough Universityâ??s degree course in Drama is a superb opportunity for those passionate about the theory and practice of Drama. Our expert staff teach modules in a vast range of subject areas, including technical theatre, performance work, directing and stage management, scriptwriting, Drama theory, and much more. The course offers great flexibility through its mixture of compulsory and optional modules, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests. Through this flexibility you will develop your ability to analyse and argue to your full potential, and gain the essential knowledge and transferable skills for careers beyond Loughborough.

Modules

Year 1: Theatre studies: practical; theoretical; historical & technical. Year 2 and 3: In each year students take compulsory modules: theatre practice and group project; optional modules can be taken in: 20th-century British drama; playwriting and dramaturgy; technical theatre (advanced); staging the Renaissance; Shakespeare conference project; costume design; gender; devising and performance; 19th-century British drama; 19th-century European drama; 20th-century American drama; representing performing; gender (culture and presentation); Caryl Churchill; form (agency, politics); television studies scenography; theatre funding in the UK; theatre in education; costume design; scenography; individual topic; lighting design; theatre in education; dissertation.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
43%
57%

Year 1

58%
42%

Year 2

22%
78%

Year 3

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 76%
Student score 76% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

98%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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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
81% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
377 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

10%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

12%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

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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