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Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Drama, Applied Theatre and Education

UCAS Code: W490

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Grades alone will not determine whether an applicant may be offered a place. Offers are only made following successful interview and portfolio review.

An overall Pass is acceptable for admission. Grades alone will not determine whether an applicant may be offered a place. Offers are only made following successful interview and portfolio review.

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

DDM

Grades alone will not determine whether an applicant may be offered a place. Offers are only made following successful interview and portfolio review.

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C

Grades alone will not determine whether an applicant may be offered a place. Offers are only made following successful interview and portfolio review.

UCAS Tariff

96-120

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66%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Drama

There are two distinctive pathway options on the BA (Hons) Drama, Applied Theatre and Education programme at Central. 1) Students on the Standard pathway learn to make theatre and acquire a practical knowledge and understanding of how theatre-making can be harnessed to change lives and inspire new possibilities. Focusing on a wide range of practices that take place in numerous and diverse settings such as schools, hospitals, prisons, pupil referral units, refugees camps, community centres, playgrounds, parks, and nursing homes, in the UK and abroad the course has a long heritage of innovative and cutting-edge research and practice. BA 'DATE' graduates are highly employable and lead the field in applied theatre internationally. 2) Launched in 2015, the Writing for Performance pathway provides students with the opportunity to learn how to make theatre while also focusing particularly on the role of the writer within a wide range of performance contexts. Benefiting from its close relationship with the Standard pathway of BA DATE degree, Writing for Performance focuses on socially engaged practice whilst introducing students to the dramaturgical skills of writing. Students will participate practically with the processes of writing for performance, whilst also engaging with the different theories and practices of theatre-making and performance. Applicants are considered for both course options through a single UCAS application choice (W490) and through a single interview process.

Modules

For detailed information available in the Course Specification document, click on the 'Course Details' heading on the following page of Central's website: http://www.cssd.ac.uk/course/drama-applied-theatre-and-education-ba

Assessment methods

For detailed information available in the Course Specification document, click on the 'Course Details' heading on the following page of Central's website: http://www.cssd.ac.uk/course/drama-applied-theatre-and-education-ba

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Department:

Undergraduate

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Drama

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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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.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
64%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Design 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.

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