Five Reasons to Study Drama, Dance & Cinematics
Do a convincing Coriolanus? Can you deliver a line with gusto and emotion? Can you leap around a room like Carlos Acosta, or hold an audience like Gene Kelly? Do you have dreams of the big screen, be it in front of the camera or behind it? If the answer is yes, but you would like a bit more coercion, read our list of reasons why you should study Drama, Dance & Cinematics at university:
1. Drama, Dance & Cinematics covers a broad range of degrees
The range of possible courses which come under Drama, Dance & Cinematics is far reaching. This area of study does not simply come down to acting, dancing and directing. You can take Photography, Visual & Audio effects, History of Photography, Animation, Ballet, History of Dance, Choreography, Theatre Studies, Wardrobe Design, World Theatre and even Circus Arts.
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2. Drama, Dance & Cinematics allows you to work abroad
Clearly Drama, Dance & Cinematics are concepts which are relevant all over the world. By gaining a degree in Photography your travel opportunity is limitless. If you get a degree in film production you can film all over the world. If you are an actor, travel is part of the job. Drama, Dance & Cinematics degrees therefore offer a student an international job market, post graduation.
There are also some Drama, Dance & Cinematics courses which offer a year of studying abroad as part of the course.
3. Drama, Dance & Cinematics compliments Joint honours degrees
History & Film Studies, Photography & Film Studies, Theatre & English, Dance & Theatre, Acting & Music are to name just a few of the potential joint honours courses on offer in the field of Drama, Dance & Cinematics. This area of study is perfect for mixing with another degree course, especially a Humanities subject like History and English, as subjects like Film, Photography, Drama and Theatre have a strong historical and Literary context. A better understanding of this context can only benefit a student.
4. Drama, Dance & Cinematics has a real life application
The arts often get a bit of stick from science students, saying they have no real world application. On the contrary, Cinematic skills like photography and the ability to produce a film are often best deployed in real life scenarios, not just in fiction. This means you can use the skills you learn in a journalistic capacity, photographing conflict, capturing real life human experience.
5. Drama, Dance & Cinematics is important
This may seem obvious to some, but the provision of dramatic and performing arts is part of the average human experience. How would we feel if we didn't have films? How would we see the world without our photographers? There would simply be fewer things like dances, plays and films which bring joy to so many. We therefore need Drama, Dance & Cinematics students in order to carry on this rich tradition of performing arts in society.