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1 What do DRAMA graduates do? Tim Reed Careers Advisory Service

2 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

3 What is the best career?

4 The Careers Advisory Service  Location  Staff  Opening times etc  Services & facilities

5 Specific CAS facilities  computer-aided guidance  quick queries  careers interviews  job vacancy database  careers library

6 Careers Library  Reception  Reference information  Postgraduate prospectuses  DVDs, CDs, online PCs, free careers literature etc …..

7 CAS Resources Reference Information on Drama/Theatre & Related  Contacts {including Agents} (Stage, Television, Film, Radio)  Stage Management – a Career Guide (Stage Management Association)  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)  Theatre (Y7)  Drama, Dance, Music Courses (Y7/8)  Performing Arts (Y8)  Arts Administration (Y9)

8 And also:  Newspapers  Careers booklets  Alumni careers network  Talks & presentations

9 Careers Presentations Examples of Careers Talks  Interview Skills  Careers in Politics  Choosing a Career  CV Workshop  Getting a job in the Media  Applying for Teacher Training  Journalism Workshop  T.E.F.L. Presentation  Using languages & Working in Europe  Postgraduate Study in the Humanities  Presentation by Deloitte  Presentations by BUNAC: (i) Work in USA & Canada (ii) Work in Australia & New Zealand  Visit by Army  Presentation by Pearson (summer internships)  Presentation by NHS  Presentation by PwC: Commercial Awareness

10 How to use the CAS Begin by doing some research  Perhaps into yourself (ideas, interests, preferences)  Then into your opportunities (use Directories, vacancy database)  Use IT: CAS website & PROSPECT PLANNER  Attend talks/workshops/presentations etc  Quick Query at CAS  1:1 careers interview

11 What skills do Drama graduates have?  Ability to work under pressure  Analytical & Problem Solving  Communication  Confidence  Creative thinking  Literacy  Negotiation  Planning & Organising  Presentation  Team work  Time management

12 Employability skills CAS Moodle Resource Employability Points Graduate Skills Award CAS Employability skills exercise

13 University of Kent Drama grads compared with all disciplines UK grads in 2009 (%)

14 TYPICAL EMPLOYERS  Arts Organisations  Broadcasting organisations  Civil Service Departments/Agencies  Local Government  Media Production Companies  Museums & Heritage organisations  Publishing Companies  Theatres  Schools, Colleges, Universities

15 CAREERS RELATED TO DRAMA  Actor/actress  Arts administrator  Community Arts Worker  Drama teacher  Dramatherapist  Journalist  Librarian, Special/Academic  Media Planner  Presenter TV/Radio  Programme Researcher  Stage manager  Teacher  Television Production Assistant  University/Further Education Lecturer

16 “ANY” DISCIPLINE CAREERS Accountancy Advertising Armed Forces Banking Central & Local Government Charity work Computing/IT Education admin/welfare Guidance/Counselling Human Resources Info Management/Museums Law Marketing/Sales Management Consultancy NHS Management Police Production Management Public Relations Publishing Purchasing Retail Social Work TEFL Tourism Transport Youth Work

17 GRADUATE SALARIES 2010  Aldi £40,000 - £60,000 (after 3yrs) + fully expensed Audi A4  Linklaters £37,400  ExxonMobil £33,000+  Royal Navy £29,006 + £12,000 joining bonus  Mars £29,000 +  Lloyd’s £28,000 - £31,000  Civil Service up to £27,000  Unilever £26,500  Reckitt Benckiser £26,000 - £28,000  Police (HPDS) £24,675 after initial training  Marks & Spencer £24,000+  Sainsbury’s £23,000 - £25,000  MI5 £23,500 + benefits - varies by function!  Asda £23,000  AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) from £21,500 + final salary pension  Arcadia £17,500 - £23, % store discount

18 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

19 Employment examples MEDIA - RELATED AMA Consultancy - Events Co-ordinator Avalon TV Productions - Production Runner BBC Children in Need -Team Assistant BBC HR Direct - Work Experience Assistant BBC - Runner: Post Production Blackwell Publishing - Editorial Assistant Chapters Digital TV Ltd - Production Assistant Day Gardener Post Production - Runner 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 Unit Post Production - Runner

20 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

21 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 New Frontiers - Pastoral volunteer 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

22 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

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24 CAS Resources  Alumni Careers Network  Careers library/information room  Employer Files  Occupational Files  Occupational Profiles  Prospects Postgraduate Directory  Prospect Planner - generates job ideas  Prospectuses  Options leaflet  CAS www pages on Drama (with links) at:

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