What can I do with a Degree in Drama?

 

Drama

 

INTRODUCTION

This section has been written for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Drama and Theatre and related subjects at the University of Kent. It attempts to give a brief answer to the question: "What can I do with my degree?”

Although your main interest may be in how to make the best use of your degree subject, there are many issues which are common to all undergraduates and postgraduates planning their careers. Some of these are covered in our Choosing a Career pages which will also help you to assess your strengths, weaknesses, interests, abilities and skills in order to relate career options to what you want from your career.


WHAT SKILLS HAVE I GAINED ON MY COURSE?

A degree in Theatre and Drama provides graduates with a wide range of transferable skills, which are important in many career fields. 

 

To the many employers who recruit graduates in any discipline, these skills will be more important than the actual subject of your degree.


JOBS DIRECTLY RELATED TO A DEGREE IN DRAMA AND THEATRE

JOBS WHERE A DRAMA AND THEATRE MAY BE USEFUL

You can find a list of all the main jobs open to graduates of any subject by clicking here

POSTGRADUATE STUDY


Postgraduate study may enable you to explore aspects of Drama and Theatre in greater depth or to study a new subject.  You should consider why you want to do postgraduate work, whether it will affect your career prospects and whether you are likely to get funding. There is no equivalent of UCAS for postgraduate study, so investigate courses early, starting with the Postgraduate Study section of this website and the Prospects website. If you are already a student on a taught Masters degree, you may wish to continue your studies by research, in the UK (at Kent or elsewhere) or overseas. Again, early planning is important. You should seek advice from your supervisor as to the possible options.

EMPLOYMENT AND FURTHER STUDY OF UNIVERSITY OF KENT DRAMA GRADUATES

The latest destinations for all subjects including undergraduates and postgraduates at Kent can be found at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/fdrbases/destinations.htm

LONGER-TERM PROSPECTS

Here are some examples of what Drama and Theatre Graduates are doing several years after graduation

 

DRAMA AND THEATRE LINKS - Useful Websites

 

Last fully updated 2013