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Dr Rebecca Hillman
Congratulations on your offer, and a really warm welcome to Drama! Our students and staff make our department one of the most stimulating and vibrant places to study drama in the country.
Between an exciting range of modules, student-led festivals and visiting practitioners, there are always a few things going on! The breadth and depth of our programme benefits from our experience as one of the oldest Drama departments in the UK, as well as our commitment to research-led teaching from staff at the cutting-edge of their field.
I have had the best time here in Exeter and I still am! The people, the department, everyone, simply just wants theatre to be a thing and I'm up for that 100%. I have fallen in love with the course and Exeter and I wouldn't change anything.
I also had the chance of studying abroad in Australia! And that was undeniably the best, those opportunities are wonderful. I am very happy with my experience, and l'll proudly cherish these years.
The variety of modules available in Drama allow you as student to study what interests you the most. By doing so, you are able to shape your university experience to your liking, allowing you to get the most out of your time at university.
Exeter University offers the perfect balance of urban and countryside life. Whilst the city is roaring with culture and opportunities, it remains an area where I can feel safe. Try as much as you can during Fresher’s week. Exeter offers a wide variety of societies ranging from Rugby and Football clubs, to XTV (our university’s on-campus television station).
I like the fact that my degree is so flexible and this is something that made me want to study here. There are a lot of optional modules that you choose yourself meaning you are always studying something that you truly want to learn about!
Because I’m doing joint honours, my course is so diverse! One minute I’m reading Beowulf, the next I’m warming up with a game of capture the flag!
I most enjoy the way that drama challenges the misconception 'Drama is not a proper subject'. I can't express how false this statement is! I absolutely adore Exeter as a place because of how picturesque it is. The campus is adorable and the town is friendly and clean.
I am considered a 'northerner' and I must admit that now I am down here, I hardly find myself wanting to return. After I graduate I would like to continue my studies as a postgraduate - most likely at The University of Exeter.
My course so far has been 2 things; challenging and rewarding. I would be lying if I said I didn’t expect how demanding the course would be, however looking back I wouldn’t have had it any other way. In whatever subject you choose to do, you are surrounded by a wonderful support system, but you have to actively want to succeed; the more you put in, the more you get out.
Honing in on Drama specifically, having a 50% practical and 50% theory structure is the perfect balance to work within, and keeps a well rounded approach when you get further into the course and start refining your studies.
As someone who has a wide variety of academic interests, I found it very hard to narrow down my choices when choosing a degree, but the English and Drama course here at Exeter has allowed me to carry on with a lot of those interests through both core and optional modules in both departments, especially my interests in history and politics.
My time here has really opened my eyes to how varied and diverse both literature and theatre are, and how studying both can give you a very different insight into how each are created and understood.
I have grown up in Ghana, West Africa, my whole life. I love everything about studying Drama, from the modules that we get to pick, to the lectures we get to sit in on. The kind of idea the lecturers bring to each class, inspire you to think critically and embrace new perspectives. I am very fortunate to be in a department that cares so whole-heartedly about its students.
So watch out world, Nubuke the drama student is taking over!