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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Theatre, Television and Performance

UCAS Code: WP43

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

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 Theatre, Television and Performance 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.

Key Course Features:
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.
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Modules

Year 1 (Level 4)

The first year gives a foundation to studying Theatre, Television, and Performance. The first academic year focuses on basic performance skills and stage discipline as well as preparing you for academic writing and study and introducing you to theatre theory and history. You will have the opportunity to perform in a production and be encouraged to increase your confidence in both practical and theoretical work.

Modules

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

Year 2 (Level 5)

This year allows you to develop performance skills further by preparing for live theatrical performances. You will undertake projects which will be performed on campus and in the local community; productions and projects will vary from being theatre in education productions, full community productions, physical theatre, directing, television filming and radio drama recording. You will develop your understanding of theatre and performance theory and of applying this knowledge practically

Modules

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

Year 3 (Level 6)

The final year gives you the opportunity to specialise and explore your own creative and academic knowledge further, through devising performances, managing full-scale productions and setting up school, business and local community projects. A large-scale production is performed during your final year that will highlight your talents; this is an opportunity to invite employers, agents, and directors to watch the students at work and promote them in order to gain employment.

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 chang

Assessment methods

All assessments on the Theatre, Television and Performance 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.

Thirty per cent of the course can be taught through the medium of Welsh.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£11,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of the Creative Arts

TEF rating:
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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.

75%
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.

Television studies

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

66%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
E

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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
E

Drama

Sorry, no information to show

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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
E

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.

Television 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%
med
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

Theatre 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.

£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

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.

Television studies

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

£17k

£17k

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.

Theatre studies

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

£12k

£12k

£14k

£14k

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

£12k

£12k

£14k

£14k

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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