The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama maintains excellent employment rates in the dance, drama and circus arts professions. The Conservatoire’s findings suggest that between 83% and 98% of students find relevant professional employment after they complete their training.
Courses at the Conservatoire schools equip students for a variety of careers ranging from circus artists, actors and dancers, to choreographers, designers, stage managers and theatre directors. Graduates work as performers with professional companies both in the UK and overseas, on stage and in television and film. Some form their own performance companies or go on to direct, produce or choreograph, while others take teaching positions.
Graduates from technical theatre, design and stage management programmes go on to work in theatre, on screen productions as well as other areas such as events, large and small, public or corporate.
The Conservatoire is keen for students to keep in touch after they graduate and to send news of their activities. Each of the schools has its own alumni scheme or network. For further information about graduate employment and alumni at the Conservatoire schools, please see the relevant school’s web page in affiliate schools.
DLHE online survey
Every year we ask all those who have recently completed a course at the Conservatoire schools to take part in a survey to find out what happens to them after they leave. This is a national survey of everyone who has recently qualified from any university or HE college in the UK. The information you provide will also be very useful to us at the Conservatoire to advise our current students about the opportunities that might be available to them.
If you completed a Higher Education course with us between 1 February 2013 and 31 July 2013, you can complete the survey online here before 8 March 2014.