DRAMA CAREERS SESSION
What do Drama graduates do?
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/
Tim Reed
Head of Careers
Introduction
• What is the Careers Advisory Service?
• What skills do Drama graduates have?
• What do Drama graduates do:
the jobs they get
their typical employers
the further courses they study
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm
What is the best career?
The Careers Advisory Service
• Location
• Staff
• Opening times etc
• Services & facilities
Specific CAS facilities
• Reception & Careers library
• Options Leaflets & free careers literature
• Reference files, books & postgraduate prospectuses
• IT facilities - www.kent.ac.uk/careers/jobs/index.htm
• Alumni careers network
• Careers Employability Module (CEM) on Moodle
• Quick Query
• Careers Guidance Interview
• Talks & presentations
Careers Presentations
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/casevents.htm
Examples of Careers Talks
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Interview Skills, CV Workshop, Choosing a Career
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Careers in Politics, Getting a job in the Media, Applying for Teacher
Training
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Journalism Workshop, T.E.F.L. Presentation, Using languages &
Working in Europe
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Postgraduate Study in the Humanities
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Presentation by Deloitte
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Presentations by BUNAC: (i) Work in USA & Canada (ii) Work in
Australia & New Zealand
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Presentation by Pearson (summer internships)
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Presentation by NHS
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Presentation by PwC: Commercial Awareness
CAS Resources
Reference Information on Drama/Theatre & Related
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Contacts {including Agents} (Stage, Television, Film, Radio)
•
Stage Management – a Career Guide (Stage Management
Association)
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Conference of Drama Schools – Guide to Professional Training in
Drama & Technical Theatre
Careers Reference Files
•
What can I do with my degree in .. Drama? (040/041)
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Theatre (Y7)
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Drama, Dance, Music Courses (Y7/8)
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Performing Arts (Y8)
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Arts Administration (Y9)
How to use the CAS
Begin by doing some research
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Perhaps into yourself (ideas, interests, preferences)
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Then into your opportunities (use Directories, vacancy database)
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Use IT: CAS website & PROSPECT PLANNER
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Attend talks/workshops/presentations etc
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Quick Query at CAS
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1:1 careers interview
What skills do Drama graduates have?
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Ability to work under pressure
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Analytical & Problem Solving
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Communication
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Confidence
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Creative thinking
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Literacy
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Negotiation
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Planning & Organising
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Presentation
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Team work/collaboration
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Time management
Employability skills
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/skillsmenu.htm
CAS Moodle Resource
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/moodle.htm
Employability Points
http://employabilitypoints.wufoo.eu/forms/sign-up-for-the-employabilitypoints-scheme/
Graduate Skills Award
www.kent.ac.uk/graduateschool/skills/programmes/gsalectures.html
CAS Employability skills exercise
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/skillstest.html
University of Kent Drama grads compared with all disciplines UK grads in 2010 (%)
80
70
Kent
Drama
2010
60
50
All UK
2010
40
30
20
10
0
Emp
Study
Not Avail
Unemp
Typical employers
• Arts Organisations
• Broadcasting organisations
• Civil Service Departments/Agencies
• Local Government
• Media Production Companies
• Museums & Heritage organisations
• Publishing Companies
• Theatres
• Schools, Colleges, Universities
Careers related to Drama
www.prospects.ac.uk
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Actor/actress
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Arts administrator
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Community Arts Worker
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Drama teacher
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Dramatherapist
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Journalist
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Librarian, Special/Academic
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Media Planner
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Presenter TV/Radio
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Programme Researcher
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Stage manager
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Teacher
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Television Production Assistant
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University/Further Education Lecturer
Employment option examples
Advertising
Armed Forces
Arts admin
Broadcasting
Central & Local Gov’t
Computing/IT
Finance
Fire Service
Guidance/Counselling
Info Management/Museums
Journalism
Law
Marketing/Sales
Management Consultancy
NHS Management
Personnel
Police
Production Management
Public Relations
Publishing
Purchasing
Retail
Self-employment
Social Work
TEFL
Teaching
Tourism
Transport
GRADUATE SALARIES 2011
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Arcadia – retail management £18,500 - £23,000
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Boots - brand/buying/marketing grad scheme £24,000 + £1k welcome!
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Barclays Bank - future leaders development programme £36k (+£8k bonus!)
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Civil Service - up to £27,000
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Explore Learning - education management £21,000
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Exxon Mobil - graduate schemes £34,000
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FiveTen Group - recruitment £20-£25k
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GCHQ - defence research £25,000 (+ benefits)
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IBM - range of schemes £27,000 - £32,000
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Jaguar Land Rover – purchasing grad scheme £27k
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John Lewis - buying/retail management/merchandising graduate schemes £25,000
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L’Oreal - management training scheme £28,000
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McDonald’s - trainee business manager £18,500-21,500
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MI5 - £24,750 + benefits - varies by function!
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Motability - £28,500 (+ joining bonus!)
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Slaughter & May - training contract £38,000
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Waitrose - retail management £25,000
Employment examples
THEATRE - RELATED
Bill Kenright - Assistant Producer
Creation Theatre Company - Technical Stage Manager
Glyndebourne Productions Ltd - Box Office Customer Service Administrator
Glyndebourne Productions - Education Assistant
Gulbenkian Theatre - Marketing Assistant
Hamilton Hodell - Assistant to Actor's Agent
Lyceum Theatre - Theatre Administrator
New Wimbledon Theatre - Assistant Stage Manager
Polka Theatre - Communications Officer
Roundhouse Studios - Lighting Technician
Royal Court Theatre - Stage Management Intern
Royal Shakespeare Company - Dresser
Symphony Hall - Marketing Assistant
Tell Me a Tale - Drama Workshop Facilitator
Theatre Company - Dramaturge
Theatre Royal - Projects Co-ordinator
Theatre Royal Brighton - Marketing Officer
The Barbican - Marketing Assistant
The Engine Shed Lincoln - Technical Crew
The Marlowe Theatre Development Trust - Fundraising Campaign Assistant
Warford Palace Theatre - Administrator
Employment examples
MEDIA - RELATED
AMA Consultancy - Events Co-ordinator
Avalon TV Productions - Production Runner
BBC Children in Need -Team Assistant; HR Assistant; Runner: Post Production
Blackwell Publishing - Editorial Assistant
Chapters Digital TV Ltd - Production Assistant
Donmar Warehouse Theatre - Office Administrator
Editworks (TV Post Production) - Runner/Assistant
Emerald Publishing - Assistant Editor
Film London - Receptionist
Flare PR - PR Account Executive
Fusion Post Production (TV) - Runner
GE Fabbri - Editorial Assistant
IPC Media - Advertising Executive
ITV plc - Compliance Administrator
National Magazine Co - Editorial Executive
Oxford University Press - Journals Production Editor
Penguin Publishing - Picture Researcher
Rod Hall Agency - Assistant Literary Agent
Round Midnight Ltd - Arts Worker
Street PR - Contract Manager
Tatler Magazine - Fashion Journalist
The Independent - Intern Advertising & Editorial Assistant
Tiger Aspect Productions - Comedy Runner
Treasury Today - Editorial Assistant
Employment examples
EDUCATION
Briary Primary School - Teaching Assistant
Capital Education - Recruitment Consultant
Dept of Education & Training N.T. - Tutor
EFL Teacher
English Teacher
Essex County Council - Drama Teacher/GTP
English Language Teacher
Great Walstead School - Teaching Assistant
Halsford Park Primary School - Teaching Assistant
Hogeschool - Asst English Teacher
Kent County Council - Teacher
Language Link Russia - Intern EFL Teacher
Longhill High School - Teaching Asst
Maidstone Grammar School for Boys - GTP English Teacher
Oxley Park Primary School - Teaching Assistant
St. Peter's School - Teaching Assistant
Student Support Officer - University
The Chumleigh Community College - Maths Technician
Varndean School - Teaching Assistant
Vayu Naidu Co - Education Project Organiser
Woodfield School - Arts Development Officer
Employment examples
OTHER
Achievements - Genealogist
Amos & Dawton - Negotiator/Estate Agent
Arnold Deacon Greene & Co - Archive Manager
British Airways - Cabin Crew
Codor Digital - Administration & Production Assistant
Confetti & Lace - Bridal Consultant/Assistant Manager
Curtis Brown - Talent Intern
Debenhams - Trainee Buyer
DMG World Media - Sales Executive
English Heritage - Events Assistant
Fandango Heartbeat - Fundraising Director
Faversham House Group - Production Assistant
HMP Cookham Wood - Trainee Prison Officer
KCC Kent Youth Service - Youth Worker
Kinnleigh Folkard Hayward - Letting Negotiator
Launch Group PR - Junior Account Executive
Lionhead Studios - Games Tester
NHS - Finance Officer
PRJS - Researcher
Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity - Wish Administrator
Smiths News - Distribution & Stock Control Administrator
The Butters Group Ltd - Creative Product Developer
The Maltings - Youth Leader
Further study examples
Canterbury Christ Church (PGCEs) - Citizenship, Post Compulsory English/Drama, Primary (x3), Secondary English
Circamedia, Bristol - Circus Skills course
Central Lancashire Univ/Radio Lancashire - Pg Dip Broadcast
Central School of Speech & Drama (x3) - MA Acting for Screen, MA Acting, MA Speech & Drama
Coastal SCITT - PGCE
College of Law, Guildford - Legal Practice Course (LPC)
International House - TEFL
Kings College London - MA in Shakespeare Studies & Playhouse
London Institute of Education - PGCE Secondary English
Oxford Brookes University - MSc Digital Media Production
RADA - BA Acting
RADA & King's College London - MA Text & Performance Studies
Rose Bruford College (x2) - MA Theatre Practice, Pg Dip Acting
Skills Plus - Certificate in Community Volunteering
University of Cumbria - PGCE General Primary
University of Hertfordshire - PGCE Primary
UNIVERSITY OF KENT - Certificate in Law & Society, MA Creative Writing, MA Cultural Study of Cosmology &
Divination, MA English, MA English & American Literature, MA Theatre Dramaturgy, MPhil Drama, MSc Management
University of Reading (x3) - MSc Marketing & International Management, PGCE Secondary Drama (x2)
University of Wales Cardiff - Pg Diploma Magazine Journalism
University of Warwick - MA Television & Theatre Studies
UWE - LPC
DRAMA CAREERS SESSION
What do Drama graduates do?
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/
Tim Reed
Head of Careers
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