Oh the drama. (In so many ways.) Watch
I don't want to take a gap year and apply next year, because I have a bit of a fear of that, to be honest, since I've got nothing arranged, and I have this mental image of never managing to get in anywhere else for anything at all, so it's a bit of a no-go for me at the moment, I think.
The uni that's probably going to be my firm choice appears to have a well established drama society, thank goodness, but I'm wondering if it's a feasible option for me to accept this uni - or any other one, for that matter - as my firm, hopefully go to uni this year, and then maybe apply to drama schools next year? Is it possible to do that; to get a place on a course while already at another uni, then drop out of the other one? My understanding is that you apply directly to the schools, rather than through UCAS, so would I be able to do that? Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I ought to do? Do you think I can fit any more questions in here just so I can sound more frantic, because ahhelpmehelpmehelpme? Banana?
I think I may be having something of a quarter-life crisis at this point; any help or advice would be hugely appreciated. I might otherwise pull out all my hair in a fit of dramatic pique, and that would be most unfortunate.
With regard to having a quarter-life crises, don't worry about it! I pretty much went through one myself recently. I had applied for law, got 6 offers and was realising that it was actually nursing I wanted to do. After plucking up the courage and deciding I had nothing to lose, I contacted one of my Unis and asked about course changes. After an interview they offered me a place on the nursing course! If you want something enough, you will get it. Think about a gap year and doing something drama related - i'm sure there are plenty of things around. It would also give you some more time to decide that it really is for you. However, by all means accept an offer for politics - you will be able to apply to drama school while at uni. Good luck with everything!
Actually I'm in the same situation as you. I'm really interested in drama and performing arts but being in a developing country which stresses on science and not to mention with a dead arts scene it's just not worth it to study drama and end up as an arts director in a gallery or so. Therefore, after taking all into consideration its best for me to take up accounting and still be much involved in performing arts as a hobby.
Unfortunately, I looked it up and both unis I've applied to don't actually do anything drama and/or theatre related in order for me to be able to switch - I am appalled. Sigh. Well done though, nuttymimi - that's fantastic that you got what you wanted.
I think I'm gonna go with the courses I've got for this year and try to do drama as an extracurricular thing, then apply next year, since I know now that it's a possibility.
Thanks again guys - you're both fantastic. Good luck for uni!
tbh, I'm kinda in the same situation as you and blurboy, i applied for archaeology, but kinda wished i had applied for drama/theatre studies, then done teaching. however, im lucky that both my firm and insurance both have good courses for drama/theatre studies (both are different ) so i can swap if i meet the grades. *Sigh* oh, the endless possibilities for a drama degree...