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Aberystwyth University

Cymraeg/Drama ac Astudiaethau Theatr

UCAS Code: QW54

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,C,C

To include B in A Level Welsh 1st or 2nd Language

Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-28

To include B in A Level Welsh 1st or 2nd Language

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

DDM-DMM

To include B in A Level Welsh 1st or 2nd Language

UCAS Tariff

120-104

To include B in A Level Welsh 1st or 2nd Language

Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Drama

Welsh language

Wrth ddewis astudio’r cwrs BA Cymraeg a Drama ac Astudiaethau Theatr ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth, byddi’n cael y cyfle i astudio mewn dwy adran uchel iawn eu bri sy’n arloesi o ran dysgu ac ymchwil, sef Adran y Gymraeg a’r Adran Astudiaethau Theatr, Ffilm a Theledu. Mae’r adrannau yn cynnig amrywiaeth ddigymar o ddewisiadau i fyfyrwyr, arbenigedd staff a’r cyfleusterau diweddaraf.

Maent yn cyfuno dulliau creadigol a beirniadol o ymdrin â’u disgyblaethau drwy waith ymarferol arloesol ac ymchwil ysgolheigaidd heriol. Adran fywiog a chreadigol lle mae drama a theatr, ffilm a chyfryngau a senograffeg a dylunio theatr yn gwrthdaro â’i gilydd. Mae gradd yn y Gymraeg a Drama yn agor drysau ac mae gwerth arbennig i’r cwrs hwn gan fod safon ymchwil ac addysgu’r adran hon yn Aberystwyth gyda’r uchaf posib. Iaith Gyntaf ac Ail Iaith – mae’r cynllun gradd hwn yn cynnwys llwybrau Ail Iaith ac Iaith Gyntaf.

Cysylltiadau â phartneriaid allweddol mewn diwydiant, megis National Theatre Wales, Music Theatre Wales, Cwmni Theatr Quarantine, a Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. Cyfleusterau ac adnoddau arbennig ar gyfer gwaith ymarferol: tair stiwdio ymarfer, a chyfleusterau technegol hyblyg ym mhob un ohonynt; 2 stiwdio â chyfarpar proffesiynol a rigiau golau digidol yn cael eu rheoli trwy gonsolau ETC Congo a Strand Lighting, PAs Yamaha a Soundcraft, systemau Sanyo AV a goleuo Strand a dau NXAMP; a chyfleusterau gwisgoedd. Cysylltiadau agos â Chanolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth, un o’r canolfannau celfyddydau fwyaf yng Nghymru, sy’n cyflwyno gwaith theatrau cenedlaethol a rhyngwladol a gwaith dawns yn rheolaidd.

Yn Aberystwyth gallwch fyw drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg a mwynhau’r eflen gymdeithasol sydd i’r gymuned Gymraeg yma. Ymaelodwch ag UMCA, dewch i fyw yn neuadd Pantycelyn-Penbryn, ewch ar deithiau rygbi’r Geltaidd, ymunwch â chôr Pantycelyn, ac ewch i nosweithiau megis Gwobrau’r Selar. Mae llawer o’n myfyrwyr wedi bod yn llwyddiannus wrth sicrhau gwaith yn y meysydd canlynol:

Actio a pherfformio;
Cyfarwyddo;
Dylunio;
Ysgrifennu sgriptiau;
Addysgu ac addysg;
Gweinyddu’r celfyddydau;
Marchnata;
Rheolaeth;
Cysylltiadau cyhoeddus.

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
£13,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Mae Prifysgol Aberystwyth yn cynnig pecyn gwerthfawr o ysgoloriaethau a bwrsariaethau i gynorthwyo myfyrwyr. Mae ein cystadleuaeth Ysgoloriaeth Mynediad hirsefydlog yn golygu y gallech gael hyd at £2,000 y flwyddyn tuag at eich costau byw a’ch costau astudio. Gallwch gyfuno Ysgoloriaeth Mynediad gydag unrhyw un, neu â’n holl wobrau eraill, i wneud eich pecyn ariannol yn fwy gwerthfawr. Mae’n ein gwobrau’n cynnwys Bwrsariaeth Aberystwyth, sy’n dibynnu ar brawf modd, yr Ysgoloriaethau Chwaraeon a Cherddoriaeth, bwrsariaethau i rai sy’n gadael gofal/gofalwyr ifainc ac ystod o wobrau adrannol-benodol. Ewch i’n gwefan i gael y manylion llawn.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Department:

Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies

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.

90%
high
Drama

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.

Drama

Teaching and learning

99%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

85%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Celtic 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?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

Drama

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
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Customer service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Drama is a very popular degree subject — in 2015, over 5,000 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, or through your careers service so be prepared to practise your people skills and to make full use of your university facilities. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, audio-visual, set and clothing design and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere — a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once — one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months. And starting salaries are not the best - but nevertheless the large majority of drama graduates going into acting still felt that it was just the job for them regardless of pay.

Celtic 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.

£16,744
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

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

Drama

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

£20k

£20k

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.

Welsh language

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

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£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.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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