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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

53%

Subjects
  • Drama
Student score
74% MED
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade C and Any Subject at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Certificate
DD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
25

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

53%

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

If you are interested in exploring practical careers in teaching, devising or the application of performance techniques in a variety of contexts then this programme is for you. The BA (Hons) Drama emphasises the use of drama in education, educational and youth theatre, and applied performance approaches that will connect you with national and global practice. You will experience innovative strategies in teaching and learning through drama via an intensive exploration that encompasses practical and theoretical approaches, and performance styles from a range of historical and cultural perspectives. You will develop knowledge of a range of practices comprising Process Drama, Story Drama, Applied Performance, Community Theatre, improvisation, devising, and adapting material for a range of young audiences, as well as essential literary skills required for textual interpretation, writing and critical analysis. You will enjoy excellent studio facilities and access to experience productions at Northampton's nationally recognised Royal & Derngate as well as the Universityâ??s own BA (Hons) Acting student productions. The dynamic relationship with the Royal & Derngate provides many exciting possibilities for developing practical skills in Youth Theatre leadership and Childrenâ??s Theatre in particular. ?

Modules

Modules include: Actor and text; writing for performance; performance skills improvisation, voice, body and text; introduction to theatre and performance theories and practices; performance technology; practice-led drama specialist study; professional practices 1; theories and movements of performance (practice); adaptations; professional practices 2.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

39%
61%

Year 2

16%
76%
8%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
93%
7%

Year 1

80%
20%

Year 2

60%
40%

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 75%
Student score 74% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

78%

Feedback on work has been helpful

61%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

80%

Received sufficient advice and support

70%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
59% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
303 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 £16k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

28%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

20%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

15%

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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