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- Full-time | Newman University | 3 Years | SEP-20
- Part-time | Newman University | 4.5 Years | SEP-20
This course is for students who enjoy drama and want to understand more about how the art form has developed over time and is used in various ways to reflect and explore some of the most important questions in society today. One of the main attractions for students on this course is the close personal attention you receive from tutors. As classes and workshops are held in small groups, the tutors can observe your development and help you to improve your skills an individual basis. The lecturers have experience of both the academic and theoretical sides of drama and its practice. In addition, Newman has excellent links with a wide variety of people currently working in the industry, who advise students and know what is required to be successful in the theatre.
This course is one of the few drama degrees in the UK which is vocation centred. Live theatre is seen as a vital aspect of the course and the whole department will usually make a visit to the theatre at least once a term. There is a large element of practical work such as workshops, field trips and work experience to help you define your career plans and gain vital work experience in the theatre. This degree, because of its practical nature, offers you a wide variety of career possibilities. You could become an actor, director, or writer; working in theatre in education, community theatre or mainstream theatre. You could also become a teacher or youth worker, or undertake further study of drama at postgraduate level. In addition, you will acquire a range of skills including developing ideas and constructing arguments, and the capacity to present them in appropriate ways which will be useful in a number of careers.
- UCAS Tariff
- Access to HE Diploma
Grades / Points
You must achieve at least 96 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
Newman University is a welcoming and distinctive university with a strong sense of community, including links and partnerships with local businesses, employers and schools. The university is set in a quiet residential area only a few miles from Birmingham city centre, creating a tranquil and focused learning environment. Students are challenged and supported to engage with theories, discuss ideas with tutors, and become independent learners and creative thinkers able to make a difference in the world.