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Performing Arts

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Television studies

Theatre studies

Performing arts

Acting and performing for TV and theatre have always been closely linked, but you need an impressive set of skills to make sure you shine at both.

Our Performing Arts degree equips you with core skills for a life in performance - be it on stage, in applied theatre, working within the community, television and radio, choreography and dance, facilitation and drama teaching or other areas of theatre and communication. It will open up career options much further beyond as well. You’ll develop public speaking skills and managerial and organisational skills.

A mix of practical and theory, this degree will develop your skills in reading for the stage, text in performance, directing and advanced performance process. The aim of the programme is to nurture the creative aspirations of our students and help them realise their potential as employable practitioners in the Creative Industries.

The programme currently holds a 100% graduate employment rate, which is a reflection of the realistically based work ethic promoted by the degree. The course tutors are practitioners within their field, and feed this experience directly into the classroom. The module content across all levels of study will also provide graduates with an up to date CV with references, contacts within the industry, an action plan for their own career path, and material for a show reel and voice reel.
- Regular links with professional theatre organisations including Clwyd Theatr Cymru, National Theatre of Wales, BBC Wales and S4C as well as workshops and masterclasses delivered by companies such as Volcano Theatre Company, Fran Wen Theatre, Arad Goch Theatre company, Welsh National Opera and the National Dance Company of Wales.

- Unique experiences in devising applied drama productions for clients such as Wrexham Youth Services, local schools (both primary and secondary), community groups and public sector organisations such as the NHS and North Wales Fire Service.

- Regular public performances of both text based dramas and devised theatre productions.

- You will learn vocal, movement and physical theatre skills with the opportunity to choreograph for departmental productions and your own work, as well as learning directing for theatre skills, giving you an opportunity to channel your own creativity through leading others.

- Prepare for working in the performance industry by building your CV and profile, meeting agents and developing effective networking skills. Media-based projects will improve your employability prospects by increasing your skills and helping you to meet the broad range of demands in the Creative Industries.

- You will be taught by a dedicated teaching team with professional backgrounds in theatre, television and performance.

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

Level 4 will focus on skills such as acting for the stage, acting for screen, community drama, movement and choreography as well as introducing you to performance in theory and the skill set of professional practice.

MODULES

Introduction to Drama
Movement Studies
Drama in the Community
TV Performance
Acting Practice
Personal Development Planning

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

Level 5 modules will focus on skills such as enhancing your television performance skills as well as an introduction to radio performance, applied theatre, physical theatre, directing for theatre, clowning and live performances.

MODULES

Applied Theatre
Physical Theatre
Television Performance and Production
Radio Performance and Production
Contemporary Theatre in Practice

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

Level 6 will focus on showcasing your performance work, launching your professional practice, and a practice as research project.

MODULES

Professional Practices and Entrepreneurial Skills
Live Performance
Practice as Research

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

All assessments on the Performing Arts degree are through 100% coursework. Students are given a diverse collection of written and practical tasks such as essays, oral presentations, portfolios, reflective journals, blogs, structured interviews and vivas, director’s concepts, practical showcases in various aspects of performance and the media as well as full productions to live audiences.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

You will learn through practical assignments, live performances and small scale projects for the community such as theatre for young people and applied theatre productions.

Teaching methods include workshop-based modules, lectures by practitioners, student-led seminars and guided research. Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through the feedback given to students, which takes several forms including small group and one-to-one discussions.

All students are allocated a personal tutor and are offered regular tutorials as and when the tutor is available. As staff we allocate three hours a week for office hours where students can make an appointment to see us about their assignments and for academic tutorials.

The programme will also offer 33% of the curriculum through the Welsh language, these credits will enable any Welsh language applicants to try for an incentive scholarship through the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
https://www.colegcymraeg.ac.uk/en/study/financialsupport/incentivescholarship/

The Uni


Course locations:

Wrexham

Wrexham (Main Campus)

Department:

School of the Creative Arts

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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.

71%
med
Television 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

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

71%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
D

Theatre studies

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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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
D

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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
D

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.

93%
med
Employed or in further education
46%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
82%
low
Employed or in further education
35%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
16%
Other elementary services occupations
14%
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.

£11k

£11k

£17k

£17k

£22k

£22k

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.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

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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