Why study Dance, Drama or Performance?

‘Common destinations include the professional arts, the entertainment industries, applied arts, community work, education, scholarship and the media industries. The transferable skills of graduates in this domain are those much sought after in other environments such as business and commerce. These skills include those of communication (written, oral, and performance), of research and analysis, the ability to work independently, interpersonally, and in groups, to deadlines and under pressure, with flexibility, imagination, self-motivation and organisation’

Subject Benchmark Statement for Dance, Drama and Performance

‘Work in the creative industries can be unpredictable and insecure, and there is unlikely to be a linear career structure. After graduation, it is very common to be self-employed with multiple primary and secondary occupations involving project work and short-term contracts, and success is often dependent on actively maintaining networks and favouring opportunities for learning and reputation building.

‘Determination, wide-ranging experience, proven skills and good contacts may open up careers for dance and drama graduates that include: acting; arts administration and management; choreography; community arts; dance performance; dance and drama therapy; lecturing, teaching, and training; media, film and television production; technical production, and stage management.

‘A graduate’s transferable skills, notably in performance, presentation, and interpersonal communication, can have high value in other activities, and numbers of graduates have careers in retail, finance, social; work, travel and tourism, marketing and the voluntary sector.’

Student Employability Profile: Dance, Drama, and Performance

Employability Skills developed through your study of Dance or Drama