Theatre and Performance Studies English and Theatre, Italian with Theatre,

What can I do with a degree in…..
Theatre and Performance Studies
English and Theatre, Italian with Theatre,
French with Theatre
Studying a degree within the Theatre and Performance Studies department gives you the opportunity to
engage critically and creatively with various aspects of human behaviour and with a variety of contemporary
social, political, and aesthetic issues. Through your studies you will develop a broad set of skills - analytical,
communication, creative and practical skills that are highly valued in many employment sectors.
Why Warwick?
The National Student Survey results have revealed a high overall satisfaction rating for the quality for
the teaching and learning experience in the Department, which includes a very high satisfaction
rating for the quality of teaching received
Warwick was 1st in the UK for the subject in the 2014 Complete University Guide
Warwick was the number one choice of Britain’s Top 100 Graduate recruiters in 2013
The Department facilitates opportunities for students to access work placements with national and
international theatre companies
What do theatre and performance studies graduates do?
Our students enter a wide variety of employment with many being attracted to performing arts, creative
industries, arts administration, media, journalism and education. Most graduates are successful in finding
employment or further study.
Example jobs of past graduates include:
Assistant to the Creative Director
Events Coordinator
Editorial Assistant
Arts Administrator
Marketing Assistant
Technical Designer (Theatre Company)
Social Media Analyst and Producer
Producer, Drama and Costume Designer
Targeted Youth Support Worker
Supporting Change Coordinator
Youth Theatre Leader (Theatre at Art Centre)
Sectors where graduates find employment include:
Advertising and market research
Creative, arts and entertainment activities
Management consultancy activities
Courses that past graduates have progressed into include:
PGCE Primary Education in English, PGCE Secondary, MA in Theatre Studies, MA in Musical Theatre.
Graduate Recruiters tell us that what they want from applicants is:
A good degree from a good university
Work Experience
Involvement in extra-curricular activities
The ability to describe and articulate their unique achievements and skills
Whilst it is up to you to utilise your time here to ensure you get a good job
or place in further study, every support is available to help you achieve your
Academic study skills support
Careers support from our professionally trained staff
Opportunities to meet recruiters and attend events
More than 200 clubs and societies
Help finding work experience and bursaries to undertake placements
Free careers support for three years after graduation
Given that 92% of Warwick Graduates end up in either employment or
further study, and that 70% of graduate recruiters do not require
graduates to have a specific degree, perhaps the most important
question to ask is not:
“What degree will get me a graduate job?”
“How can I make the most of my time at Warwick so that I can get
the job I want?”
“I chose Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick because of the variety of
modules available to students. I’ve come out with an all-round knowledge built on performance,
theory and historical study. Moreover, the opportunity to gain practical experience in industry skills
such as arts marketing, production and project management have all been invaluable in carving out
my own career path. Aside from the course itself, the enthusiasm of the staff is absolutely
infectious, which created a fantastic environment for learning and left me with an enduring passion
for the arts.”
Getting a Graduate Perspective
Many graduates return to Warwick annually to network with current students and give hints and tips
about how they have established their careers. In the past these have included graduates involved
in commercial musical theatre production, arts marketing and communications, PR, drama and
English teaching, writing, theatre direction, and three graduates who have established their own
successful touring theatre company.
Find out about career paths and employment destinations of recent graduates from the University of