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Media Studies with Theatre and Performance

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80-120

Offers are tariff based, 80 - 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g: A Levels (no specific subjects required) International Baccalaureate Diploma BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMP - DDM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis Access Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted. International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details at: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/applying/entryrequirements We also welcome applications from mature applicants. *For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Media and communication studies

Performing arts

The course blends media studies with theatre and has a strong emphasis on practice. With the opportunity to study audio and visual production, print journalism, digital media, and media practice, you will develop key skills and techniques for the production and critique of audio-visual material. The Theatre part of the course includes a wide range of practice, including community theatre, acting skills and solo and group performance. This course provides a solid grounding in the theoretical, technical and practical skills required of a future professional.

There has never been a more exciting time to be studying and practising media and theatre. Make a profession of your passion with this exciting degree course which is aimed at students who want to study media theory in the fields of film, television, radio, digital media, and advertising, as well as theatre and theatre practice.

Media Studies with Theatre and Performance at Bangor will offer you the opportunity to combine different theoretical aspects of the discipline with the chance to create original productions and performance pieces both as an individual and as a member of a group or ensemble. Our seasoned professionals will encourage you to express yourself to the full as well as giving you a solid grounding in the practical and theoretical aspects of the discipline, including performing, directing, producing, writing and devising.

Taught by leading analysts and practitioners, we will prepare you for the opportunities within the media, theatre and other creative industries. Media and theatre staff in the School are practising professionals and consultants, and have a range of research interests including theatre practice, acting and performing, advertising, media regulation, privacy, digital journalism, political communication, online journalism, professional writing, comics, visual culture, gaming, virtual worlds, global media, social networks, and documentary.

Nestled in a breathtaking location between the Snowdonia mountains and the sea, Bangor is the perfect place to experiment, create, make, think and analyse. The Media department is situated at the heart of the University campus, offering a close-knit and friendly community alongside the bustle of cafes, shops and city life.

Bangor is the site for a range of Creative Industries conferences, video conferences and events. It is a regular site for visiting creative writers, film-makers, journalists, designers, dramatists, new media makers and more, and encourages students to engage widely with their creative interests beyond the realms of the formal coursework.

‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options are available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

If you don’t have the required qualifications for this degree-level course or are looking to re-enter education after time away from study, then a Foundation Year Programme might be the right choice for you. Please see Media Studies and Production (with Foundation Year) P31F.

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bangor University

Department:

School of Music and Media

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Media and communication studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

97%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

Performing arts

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

87%
low
Employed or in further education
44%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Other elementary services occupations
19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Customer service occupations

Only a small number of students study courses within this catch-all subject area, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at any stats. Marketing and PR were the most likely jobs for graduates from these courses, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

Design, and creative and performing arts

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Teaching and educational professionals
19%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Design occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Media, journalism and communications

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£11k

£11k

£19k

£19k

£16k

£16k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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