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School of Design and Creative Arts

Drama, Drama with Business Studies, Drama with English, English and Drama

Your careers team

Careers Network is here to support you by providing information, advice, guidance, events and opportunities to enable you to secure placements, work experience, self-employment and graduate careers.

Working closely with your academic school, our team of experts ensures that every student has access to careers advice.  As well as large careers fairs, we hold sector-specific events, involving employers and Loughborough alumni, to help you make valuable connections and secure high-quality placements and graduate roles. 

To find out more about what we do and how we can support you, visit Meet the team

Details of the Placements Officers for your school can be found here.

We look forward to supporting throughout your Loughborough journey.

 

 

Key skills developed during your degree

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Articulate knowledge and understanding of texts, concepts and theories.
  • Command a broad range of vocabulary and critical terminology.
  • Convey meaning precisely and pick out the essential points from texts.
  • Develop skills in critical reasoning and analysis.
  • Develop time management skills, for example, when meeting essay deadlines;
  • Effectively convey arguments and opinions and encourage independent and creative thought.
  • Gain a good understanding of the uses of information technology and develop a range of IT skills.
  • Have tolerance of ambiguity and of others’ opinions.
  • Lead and participate in discussions and have confidence in your own opinions.
  • Plan and research written and practical work.
  • Use judgment when weighing up different options and alternative perspectives.
  • Work towards a solution using negotiation skills.
  • Work with others when presenting ideas, information and practical work.

Career options

Graduate employment sectors related to your degree:

Graduates from creative degrees often have many transferable skills which can be applicable to a wide variety of jobs and industries, not just the creative sector.

For example, here is a resources for creatives working in healthcare.

To find out more about other careers see our Career Areas page or explore the Prospects Job Profiles.

Further study/qualifications

Further study at Loughborough University:

The School of Design and Creative Arts offers a portfolio of taught postgraduate programmes that enable intellectual and creative development and foster transferable and marketable skills, enhancing employment possibilities in a range of fields including art, design, writing, publishing, arts administration and curation.

The School of Design and Creative Arts also offers an exciting interdisciplinary research environment. Our research students are supported by our expert staff who have a diverse range of research interests and experience. Becoming a postgraduate research student in the School allows you to have the opportunity to work within an informal and friendly environment, whilst also becoming part of an innovative research community.

Further study elsewhere:

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Drama graduates do?

Destination details for 2018 graduates (under the new Graduate Outcomes survey) is due to be released soon.

Six months after graduating in 2017…

For Drama

  • Main activity: 100% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only).
  • Mean salary: £21,836 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only).
  • Industry Sectors (professional level roles): 33.3% were in Information and communication, 33.3% were in Professional, scientific and technical activities and 33.3% were in Wholesale and retail trade.
  • Industry Locations (professional level roles): 33.3% were working in London, 33.3% were working in Yorkshire and the Humber and 33.3% were working in the Channel Isles. 

Employers included:

Asda, BBC, Herts Inclusive Theatre, John Lewis, King’s Wood School, Premier Communications.

Roles included:

Roles included – Associate Director, Broadcast Assistant, Junior PR Associate, Manager in Training, Retail Management Graduate Programme, Teaching Assistant.

Further Study included:

PGCE Drama, PGCE Lower Primary, PGCE Secondary English Education.

Further information

Resources to research career areas

Resources to find experience, placements and graduate jobs

There are a wide range of resources available to you to search for placement, internship and work experience opportunities.

There are many opportunities advertised on Careers Online, the University’s online vacancy system.

Websites:

 

Creative / Acting CV Resources

Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Professional bodies:

Sector and labour market information (LMI):