While other courses have exams, we devise shows where you get to present big ensemble pieces with people you’ve grown with.

“I have to admit that when I first heard about Edge Hill University at a HE fair in Plymouth I wasn’t entirely sure where it was. The dance and drama course really appealed to me though and when I came to visit the campus I loved what I found here.

I have a real passion for dance and drama. It is how I express myself and where I feel most confident, so this degree is perfect for me. While other courses have exams, we devise shows where you get to present big ensemble pieces with people you’ve grown with. It’s amazing and great to get such a buzz from being assessed.

I feel very lucky to have such knowledgeable tutors. They have so much experience and are very supportive of what you want to achieve. You will get honest and constructive feedback which is designed to encourage you to develop your skills further. If you listen and take their advice on board you will learn a lot.

The course also offers lots of connections with professional companies and opportunities to work in the industry. This is great for your CV and gives you a realistic view of life in the professional world. One visiting company featured an Edge Hill graduate, so it was pretty inspirational to see what he has achieved. This professional exposure, alongside the dance societies and extra training available, makes this course special.

There are days when this course can be very tiring, but you need to remember why you are here and what you are getting from it. I have become more confident, independent, skilled and comfortable taking risks.

My advice to anyone considering coming here is to grasp the opportunity and enjoy yourself. You will work hard but it is emotionally rewarding. Just remember your dream.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for BA (Hons) Dance and Drama.