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Drama and Theatre (with integrated foundation year) BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

If you are looking for an exciting, diverse and challenging programme combining theory and practice, then our Drama and Theatre Studies degree is for you. Our degree is designed to empower you to develop your skills and capacities as a theatre-maker and creative thinker, supported by internationally-recognised staff with a wide range of expertise. You will look beyond historic and established forms to explore what drama, theatre and performance can be now and in the future.

Across the four years of the degree, we will engage you in a process of investigation and questioning that extends your critical and creative capacities and builds your practical skills. You will encounter and explore a wide range of contemporary theatre practices, from scripted drama to site-specific performance and from Shakespeare to experiments in new media.

Studying Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth will prepare you for a variety of careers in the creative arts and beyond.

Overview

Why study Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth?

  • You will be taught and mentored by staff who possess a wealth of expertise in research and/or professional theatre-making
  • You will take part in two performance or production projects each year
  • You will be part of a vibrant and exciting de-partment where drama, theatre, film, media, scenography and theatre design collide
  • You will benefit from our connections with key industry partners, such as National Theatre Wales, Music Theatre Wales, Quarantine Theatre Company, and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
  • You will have access to superb facilities and resources for practical work: three rehearsal studios, each with flexible technical facilities; 2 large professionally-equipped studios with digital lighting rigs controlled via ETC Congo and Strand Lighting consoles, Yamaha and Soundcraft PAs, Sanyo AV systems and Strand lighting and two NXAMP; and costume and wardrobe facilities
  • We have close links with Aberystwyth Arts Centre, one of the largest arts centres in Wales, which regularly presents national and international theatre and dance work

Employability

What can I do with a Drama and Theatre Studies degree?

Many of our students have been successful in obtaining employment in these fields:

  • Acting and performing
  • Directing
  • Designing
  • Script writing
  • Teaching and education
  • Arts administration
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Public Relations.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Level 3 KS/FS Communication may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE English or Welsh.

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 102 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    133 70%

    33rd

    46
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    14th

    3

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