Our Drama graduates progress to a broad range of professions. Drama is an excellent preparation for arts related careers including arts or events management, writer, producer, actor and editor. It is also a strong basis for careers in the media, law, self-employment, business management or teaching.

Employers of our recent graduates include:

  • BBC
  • Fox International
  • Endemol
  • John Lewis 
  • Student Guardian UK

Full list of our recent graduate destinations.

Further study

Every year a high proportion of our students choose to progress to further study or professional training. As well as postgraduate courses in acting and theatre; stage management and drama therapy, a number of students also pursue courses to qualify in law, education and business management. 
Full list of further study destinations our graduates have progressed to.

I’ve been working with University of Exeter students for several years now and find them extremely bright, efficiently organised, keen and eminently well prepared for the jobs market.

Simon Hall, BBC News Correspondent

Drama pie chart

6 months after graduation 98.5% of our Drama graduates are in work and / or further study

40.3% are in graduate level work

20.9% are in graduate level further study

1.5% are in graduate level work and further study

35.8% are in work and/ or further study of non-graduate level**


*Sourced from the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE) 2010/11. These figures exclude respondents who are unavailable for work i.e. because they are travelling.
** Graduates who are in work and/or further study that is not defined as graduate level by the DLHE Survey 2010/11.

Liz Jones

I have recently founded my own company, thetrainingstudio which works with businesses to help them attract, retain and develop their Generation Y talent (those born between 1980 and early 90s). Studying Drama at Exeter equipped me with many skills that help me now - presentation skills, the ability to research, confidence in working with different people of different ages/backgrounds and the ability to explore my creativity.

Liz Jones, Drama (2006), Founder of thetrainingstudio