A UK strength
Drama has been one of the fastest growing subjects in UK education over the last decade. Its value is recognised in the proliferation of courses at school and in further education. In higher education, the UK can proudly boast of its world-leading research, scholarship and teaching in this field.
A creative discipline
Drama will enable you to combine creative and analytical approaches in undertaking your studies. It develops your capacity
- to work with rigour;
- to communicate effectively;
- to work collaboratively;
- to use approaches from a range of disciplines;
- to connect your studies to the world around you.
It connects both to its own professional context within the creative industries and provides a foundation for a whole range of careers.
A route to employment
According to Prospects, the UK’s official graduate careers website, “the creative arts industry employs around 700,000 people UK wide and contributes 24.8 billion to the UK economy each year”, with a lot of work within micro businesses or on a self-employed basis.
Graduates in Drama have higher rates of employment than most of their peers in the Arts and Humanities, according to The Complete University Guide, with some 35% going straight into graduate level employment on graduating and earning an average of £17.5k in their first graduate job.