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Two-year courses: the future for drama training?

In response to government thinking on the length of degree courses, Susan Elkin says despite misgivings drama schools should reconsider their one-size-fits-all approach

In February, the government announced a plan to axe the requirement that a full degree must be studied over three years. In future, the statement said, there would be an option to study the same material intensively over two much fuller years, thereby saving the student a whole year’s subsistence costs, even though tuition fees would be the same in total as a three-year course.

Although none of the mainstream drama schools have yet taken the plunge and introduced a two-year degree course, some of them …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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