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What can you do with a degree from Theatre and Performance Studies?

Careers and employability

Graduates from Warwick are amongst the most employable in the UK (The Graduate Market in 2018, High Fliers Research Ltd).

You will benefit from bespoke careers help from our School, including an annual alumni event, as well as the University's central careers services. We facilitate collaborations with local, national and international companies, providing work experience, placement opportunities and internships.

World-class dance-circus company Motionhouse, international multi-arts company Dash Arts, the BE (Birmingham European) Festival, solo performer Tim Crouch and Warwick Arts Centre have staged productions, offered internships and run workshops for our students.

You will also develop a range of transferable skills that are highly valued in the creative industries and public and private sectors: advanced literary and communication skills; the ability to present persuasive, coherent written and oral arguments; an aptitude for conceptual thinking; the capacity to process complex information in a structured and systematic way; sophisticated problem-solving and project management skills; excellent team working and interpersonal skills and confidence in public settings.

Our alumni have won accolades including National Film Award for Best Screenplay, National Student Drama Festival award for Best Emerging Company, Observer Top 50 Cultural Leaders in the UK, Screen International Stars of Tomorrow, Woman in the Arts Next Generation Leader.

Graduate destinations

What kind of jobs can you get with a Theatre degree from Warwick?

Every year the government runs a survey called the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey. This tells us where our graduates end up approximately six months after graduation. We can share this information anonymously here.

Job roles across industries:

  • Acting, Digital Content Producer, Director, Production Manager; Community Development Worker, Drama Teacher, Recruitment Consultant

Companies and organisations across the globe:

  • BBC Radio 3; 6Music; C&T; Cheek by Jowl; Recorded Delivery; Royal Shakespeare Company; Science Museum; Shell; London's Southbank Centre; Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre, Bristol's Watershed Pervasive Media Studio

Alumni have won accolades including National Film Award for Best Screenplay, National Student Drama Festival award for Best Emerging Company, Observer Top 50 Cultural Leaders in the UK, Screen International Stars of Tomorrow, Woman in the Arts Next Generation Leader

Fiona Joseph (graduate)

Customer Insights Manager - The Old Vic

Emma Martin (graduate)

Director of Emma Martin Arts Marketing