We’re exceptionally proud of our extended family of alumni and the diverse career paths that they have taken after their degree. Of course, many of our alumni go on to work in the arts, media and creative industries in a wide variety of roles, from actors, producers and playwrights, to directors, theatre managers and casting agents, and from theatre designers and arts marketers, to radio presenters and dramatherapists.
Warwick also has a reputation for nurturing some of the most cutting-edge new theatre companies in the UK. In 2015 The Guardian’s Andrew Haydon asked ‘What is it about Warwick?’, as our graduate companies caused a storm at the Edinburgh Festival. Successful graduate theatre companies include Breach, Kill the Beast, Dumbshow, Barrel Organ, Walrus, Fat Git and Fell Swoop. A number of these are reunited annually at Warwick Arts Centre’s Emerge festival, which celebrates the work of our recent alumni.
A degree in Theatre and Performance Studies will equip you with a range of transferable skills, including advanced literary and communication skills; the ability to present persuasive, coherent written and oral arguments; the capacity to process complex information in a structured and systematic way; aptitude for conceptual thinking; excellent team working and people skills; sophisticated problem-solving and project management skills; and confidence in public settings. These are all qualities that are highly valued in the creative industries and in the public and private sectors alike. Our alumni have also gone on to work in marketing, PR, journalism, the law, the civil service, recruitment, education, the charity sector and beyond. A degree in Theatre and Performance Studies does not close any doors for your future career.
Alumni from Theatre and Performance Studies are employed in the following roles:
Actor; Senior Producer; Head of Programme; Press Manager; Stage Manager; Head of Drama; Applied Theatre Practitioner; Dramatherapist; Public Relations Manager; Presenter; Publishing Assistant; Head of Development; Screenwriter; Theatre Publicist; Theatre Reviewer; Account Director; Broadway Actor; Television Runner; Lighting Designer; Head of Brand and Product; Executive Director; Senior Lecturer; Business Development Manager; Events Manager; Costume Designer; Marketing Consultant; Artistic Director; Trainee TV Researcher; Subject Librarian; Recruitment Consultant; Playwright; Performance Artist; Director; Talent Agent; Musical Theatre Performer; Producer; Media Partnership Manager; Features Editor; Education Programmes Co-ordinator; Marketing Director.
Our recent graduates work within the Creative Industries for the following organisations:
The National Theatre; YouTube; Sadler’s Wells; Royal Shakespeare Company; Free Radio; Royal Court Theatre; Tobacco Factory Theatre; BBC; Sheffield Theatres; Southbank Centre; Birmingham Hippodrome, Serpentine Gallery, Mischief; Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG); Chickenshed Theatre; What’s On Publications; Ticketmaster; Cameron Macintosh; The Globe; Sonia Friedman; Headlong; the Audience Agency; Theatre Alibi; Little Angel Theatre Company; Mountview; the British Council; Royal Exchange Manchester.
Our recent graduates work beyond the Creative Industries sector for:
Accenture; Michael Page International; Reed Recruitment; Marks and Spencer; Bank of America; MODE; the Metropolitan Police; English Heritage; Nick Hern Books; Fuel Recruitment; Shell; Avolus; Rhinegold; Procter & Gamble; the National Trust; American Express; Emma Bridgewater.