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Oxford Brookes University

Drama and Publishing Media

UCAS Code: WP44
BA/BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Publishing
  • Drama
Student score
87% HIGH
82% MED
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£17k LOW
£16.3k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
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

Not Available

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

This is a combined honours course, where you study Drama alongside Publishing Media. At Brookes, we harness studentsâ?? passion for drama. You have the opportunity to perform in a range of dramas and plays, study the history of English theatre from the medieval period to the present and develop as a critical thinker and practitioner. You engage with key historical and critical questions about the theatre and performance. What did it mean to perform in 1600? Why does Victorian melodrama contain characters and plots suitable for Hollywood blockbusters? On our Publishing Media course you will study book, magazine and digital publishing. You will be taught by staff with considerable experience of the industry â?? working in trade, educational and academic publishing. A range of research is carried out by staff, and you will use a number of books written by your lecturers. Brookes houses the Booker Prize Archive which includes a rich collection of correspondence, records and press coverage, and gives you unique research possibilities. Oxford is a major centre for publishing â?? from global names to smaller, specialist companies.

Modules

Drama: Year 1: Approaches to Performance; Texts in Performance. Year 2 and 3: Theatre and Theory â?? Modern and Postmodern; British Theatre 1950-Present; Renaissance Tragedy and Comedy; Work Placement; People, Plays and Places; Spectacular Origins: Theatre, Medicine and Science; Final Production. Publishing Media: Year 1: Approaches to Performance; Texts in Performance. Year 2 and 3: Theatre and Theory â?? Modern and Postmodern; British Theatre 1950-Present; Renaissance Tragedy and Comedy; Work Placement; People, Plays and Places; Spectacular Origins: Theatre, Medicine and Science; Final Production. Publishing Media: Publishing Principles and Practice I and II; Creating and Editing Text for Publication; Introduction to Publishing Technology; Introduction to Magazine Publishing; Publishing and Book History; The Editor; Publishing Sales and Marketing; Publishing Business; Magazine Publishing; Publishing in the Digital Age; Publishing Media Workflow; Cultures of Publishing; Print and Society; Digital Product; Publishing List Development; Dissertation or Major Project.

Oxford Brookes University

Undergraduate Centre

Set in a historic student city, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK's leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, as well as strong links with business and industry. Away from your studies, Oxford Brookes Students' Union has an agreement with the people behind O2 Academy venues to provide exclusive student entertainment in Oxford.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
16%
84%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
90%
10%

Year 1

90%
10%

Year 2

75%
25%

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 90%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

82%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

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
33% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
88% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
17% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
376 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

20%

Graduates who are media professionals

13%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
More common at Masters level than as a first degree, not a lot of undergraduates take this subject. Sought-after editorial roles in the publishing industry are far more likely to go to Masters graduates, so if that’s what you want to do, then consider postgraduate study carefully. It's a good idea to chat to tutors on open days to find out what previous graduates have gone on to do.
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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 86%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

50%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

100%

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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
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
331 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 £16.3k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

16%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

15%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

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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