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University of Kent

Film and Drama

UCAS Code: WW46
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • Drama
  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
83% MED
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
98% MED
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.6k MED
£15k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Grades ABB in three A levels required

Scottish Highers
AAABB

Grades AAABB required from five Higher subjects.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Grades ABB required from three advanced highers.

BTEC Diploma
MDD

Distinction distinction merit grades in BTEC required. Applications considered individually depending on subject offered

BTEC Certificate
DD

Additional qualifications equivalent to one A level also required. Considered individually depending on subject offered

BTEC Award
D

Distinction grade required. Additional qualifications equivalent to two A levels also required.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

Distinction distinction grades required. Additional qualifications equivalent to one A level also required. Considered individually depending on subject offered

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

Distinction distinction merit grades in BTEC required. Applications considered individually depending on subject offered

International Baccalaureate
34

Obtain IB diploma with 34 overall OR 16 points at higher level with English A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or English standard A1/A2/B at 5/6/6

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

86%

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

£9,000

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

We are one of the three major universities in the UK for film studies, and one of the most highly regarded departments in Europe. Film at Kent engages with cinema's rich scope and history, from silent classics and mainstream Hollywood to world cinema and the avant-garde. We have a thriving film culture, with 10-20 films screened on our courses each week, the Gulbenkian Cinema (the regional arts cinema) based on campus and a lively student film society. Our modules cover film theory, history and practice, from the basics of form and style at Stage 1 to exploring topics including national cinemas, animation, cognition and emotion, fantasy and pulp film. Academic modules can be combined with innovative and creative practical study, including modules such as film criticism. Drama at Kent is taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world. Our range of industry-standard facilities include studios, performance spaces and workshops.

Modules

Stage 1: Explorations in theatre practice; modern theatre: a theoretical landscape; introduction to narrative cinema 1: American cinema; introduction to narrative cinema 2: world cinema. Stage 2: Long essay; study of a single film; topics in American cinema and/or British cinema; 6 modules from: animated worlds; border crossings in American cinema; British cinema since the 1950s; cinema and difference; cinema in 1920s Berlin, Paris, Moscow; concepts in film form; European cinema 1: realisms; female performance; film and television adaptation; film style, interpretation and evaluation; history of British cinema; pulp film: the avant-garde and popular cinema; real TV: television and the construction of popular reality; silent cinema; sound and cinema; special and digital effects: a critical history; storytelling and the cinema; television: the medium and its forms; options: acting from Stanislavsky to the present; American drama; anthropology and performance; British drama and theatre 1860-1940; celebratory performance; European naturalist theatre and its legacy; history of performance art; intercultural performance; performance and theatre mid 17th to mid 19th century; performance the workshop; popular performance; Shakespeareâ??s theatre; storytelling. Stage 3: Options: contemporary British theatre; dance and discourse; drama and society in the age of Shakespeare; farce; feminism and performance; new directions; performance the seminar; performing lives; physical theatre; places of performance; playwriting; restoration histories; scenography: practice and theory; stand-up comedians; virtual spaces, virtual performance.

University of Kent

Students relax

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

75%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
360 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £16.6k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

17%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

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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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 88%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
58% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
356 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £15k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

13%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's been a difficult recession for this subject, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side – and recovery may be long and slow for these graduates. But even despite the figures, most graduates are working after six months, and the most common jobs are in the arts – as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' – having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.
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