If you have a degree in drama and are wondering about your career options or how to to get that all important first graduate job, have a look at the following careers information. You can also visit our Careers Centre, where we hold information on getting into a career in drama. If you'd like to talk anything through, come and see a careers adviser who'll be pleased to help.
A career in drama is very competitive and you need a lot of determination to succeed as a professional. Your degree will prepare you for career opportunities in performance, arts administration,theatre, media, education, research and community work.
Anyone contemplating entering the drama sector go to Creative and Cultural Skills (the Sector Skills Council) where there is a wealth of information and tips on entry as well as access to specific drama careers advice. For some ideas on specific roles using your degree see Prospects Options with performing arts (dance/drama).
Here are examples from the Prospects website of roles drama graduates are particularly suitable for:
This is what some of our recent graduates were doing 1 year after finishing their course.
Job hunting websites specifically focused on the drama sector are listed below, along with other websites which you may find useful.
The Creative arts: Typical employers page on the Prospects website is a useful resource for identifying prospective employers you may wish to contact.We also advertise jobs and placements for students and graduates via the JOBS Board.
It is very important for students to find out as much as possible about their chosen sector of work and keep up to date with the latest developments.The following sites may be useful for this purpose and could also act as excellent resources for coursework: