Careers and Employability Useful Links


The Drama Careers Toolkit is a developing resource that can be downloaded from the Drama Student Information ELE page.

You can watch a series of talks about careers in Drama on the Exeter Digital Archives (Exeter access only)


CV Writing

Also see the Drama Careers Toolkit 05 and 07 for information on writing your C.V. and enhancing your online profile.

General Information

Jobs Search websites

Unfortunately the search results are not yet useful in many Drama-related areas.
A search for 'theatre' produces jobs in operating theatres, and a search for 'drama' misses any jobs for 'directors'; ensure you use multiple searches using many alternative keywords.

Career Paths

A Drama Degree can lead almost anywhere, but here are some links to help.
Please note: these links are offered in good faith. A listing here does not indicate approval by the University of Exeter Drama Department.  

As well as the support from the CareerZone team, the Drama Department is in the process of creating a Careers Toolkit about the creative industries. This can be downloaded from the Drama Student Information ELE page.

You can watch a series of talks about careers in Drama on the Exeter Digital Archives (Exeter access only).

You can also download a list of Employers of Exeter graduates in theatre and performing arts.

General Arts Jobs Resources

  • ArtsJobs - Free mailing list and jobs / news resource run by the Arts Council
  • Hiive - Professional network for creative people
  • IdeasTap - Archive from IdeasTap (now replaced by Hiive - see above)
  • Arts Professional - Arts management and charities jobs
  • The Stage - News, resources, jobs - weekly newspaper, available to read in the Alexander Building, Thornlea
  • Exeter University Career Mentor Scheme - feedback from students who have participated in career mentor schemes in this sector

Acting

Dance

Running Your Own Business

Local Networking

Networks

Develop a social network presence that is both professional and engaging

  • LinkedIn Online CV and networking tool
  • Twitter Direct connection to vast numbers of industry professionals

Film / TV

Funding

Further Training

Professional Organisations

Technical Work

Writing