"Drama is a useless degree".....How wrong you are!

Why is drama known as the "doss" subject? 

Recently, I have graduated from university with a 2.1 Bachelor of Arts in Drama. During my degree, I heard people say that stereotypical saying of "drama is a useless degree, why not do a proper degree?" I have studied drama for the following reasons, to build my self-confidence and self-esteem, teamwork and communication skills. These skills are all vital to what employers look for in job applications, not only this, but it also allowed me to develop my creative skills in performance and industry. 

Studying drama was certainly not a "doss subject" either! It took me 3 years of hard work, determination and a lot of help and support from my friends, family and also had to find strength from inside me to keep going.....and I did get there! Since graduating, I am now volunteering in my local theatre and developing my skills in technical theatre (which is the area I am wanting to start a career in!) 

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Harriet Mayne

Harriet Mayne

Hello, I am Harriet, a 22-year-old student from York. I am currently studying for my Gold Arts Award with the York Theatre Royal.

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  • Joshua Gould

    On 9 October 2018, 11:11 Joshua Gould commented:

    What a lot of people fail to realise is that with Drama (as with many arts courses) there are a myriad of transferable skills, from public speaking to team leadership, event to accounts management (I've never met someone in the arts who doesn't know how to do their own accounts) - what do you think needs to be done to change people's perceptions?

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