Our students go on to work for some of the world’s most prestigious theatres and companies, including the Royal Court Theatre, the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Opera House, and the Bouffes du Nord in Paris. Many go into broadcasting, including for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky.
Graduates looking to pursue careers in acting have also been offered places at drama schools including the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, the Bristol Old Vic, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Others have established independent theatre companies.
Our illustrious alumni, such as the playwright James Graham, theatre director Marianne Elliott and David Byrne, the artistic director of London’s New Diorama Theatre, regularly come back to the University to take part in careers events to give the next generation of Hull drama students the benefit of their rich experiences.
Career destinations include acting, playwriting, theatre production, stage and production management, direction, television production, arts management, teaching, research and independent theatre-making.
Other graduates go on to further study, such as our MA in Theatre Making or PhD-level study here. While many choose to study Postgraduate Certificates in Education (PGCEs) in preparation for teaching careers or applied drama courses.