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    OK, so for the past few months I have been convinced that I was going to study Drama at uni (specifically, hopefully QMUL) because I have a genuine passion for the subject, both the theory and the practice. With regards to my future, my plan is (was?) to get a PGCE or do another post-grad course (likely something to do with acting). There's also a plan in my head somewhere to try for drama school after attending uni, as I've heard it shows you've put some thought into the difficulties of the field and you're not just diving in head-first. It's all a muddle at present, but anyway - I am aware that many who go on to become successful actors (or generally successful in the field of Drama, as I am also extremely interested in playwriting) have not actually done a uni degree specific to this (ie. they have done something such as English). It's basically the same dilemma as those who do Journalism instead of English. Basically, what I want to ask is - if I were interested in both acting and writing, would it be better to study a degree specific to this, albeit if it's less respected (eg. Theatre and Creative Writing at Brunel) or would English and Drama be a safer bet? Thanks. (Btw, I'm in lower sixth so I've still got some time I suppose)
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    You are right that many actors get a firm basis in literature before they start training (I know someone who recently got into the Old Vic with a German degree :lol:). So yes, I think it would be a good idea to combine drama with English/another subject - but only if that subject really interests you. There's no point doing a subject you don't like or are at best indifferent about.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    You are right that many actors get a firm basis in literature before they start training (I know someone who recently got into the Old Vic with a German degree :lol:). So yes, I think it would be a good idea to combine drama with English/another subject - but only if that subject really interests you. There's no point doing a subject you don't like or are at best indifferent about.
    Well, English has been one of my favourite subjects since primary school so I'm not too worried about that aspect. Thanks!
 
 
 
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