Student Guide to Drama Education

Welcome to the Student Guide to Drama Education – designed to offer comprehensive advice to anyone thinking of applying to study or train in any aspect of the performing arts.

Everything in this guide has been written straight ‘from the horse’s mouth’ – students and graduates of all the major disciplines share what it’s like to study their courses; teaching staff from world-class Higher Education institutions tell you what you need to know about applying for their courses; and we explore extra avenues to enhance your pre-application experience.

The books section forms the basis for an essential reading-list for anyone with a love of theatre and a desire to work somewhere in this varied and exciting world, and finally some of the top institutions in the UK give full break-downs of their offerings so that you can compare courses, fees, and application systems in one handy place.

This year, applicants face an unprecedented situation in the form of a global pandemic, so be sure to read this guide with an awareness that as in all sectors, advice and restrictions are changing on an almost daily basis. In an uncertain world, however, you should not be deterred from pursuing your dream career, and society will undoubtedly be enormously grateful for the creative arts and the joy and connection that they bring, when this period of enforced separation is over. We therefore wish you more than ever the very best of luck with your applications, and hope that the information in this guide gives you a real head-start.

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