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Aberystwyth University

Scenography and Theatre Design

UCAS Code: W460
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Drama
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBC-BBB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

DMM-DDM

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

In choosing to study the Scenography and Theatre Design degree at Aberystwyth University youâ??ll take a radical and innovative approach to design in the context of making theatre and performance, immersing yourself in a rigorous and challenging discipline that combines practical and theoretical elements. You will look beyond the established boundaries of set, costume, lighting and sound design to take a total view of the performance space. The intellectual, practical and transferable skills acquired whilst studying Scenography and Theatre Design will prepare you for a variety of careers in the creative media and beyond. The Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth is one of the most significant Departments of its kind, with a reputation at local, national and international levels. We have excellent facilities for practical work, including rehearsal studios and well-equipped studio theatre spaces. We offer an integrated scheme of study, combining creative and critical approaches to the discipline through innovative practical work and challenging scholarly enquiry. Through a combination of theoretical and practical explorations of scenography and theatre design you will critically examine and engage with a wide range of contemporary practices from playhouse theatre to site-specific performance and from environmental theatre to performance installation. Our lecturers include leading professional theatre-makers and active researchers, and in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment, the department was placed 6th in the UK for research power rating! The Aberystwyth Arts Centre, one of the largest campus arts centres in the UK, is situated on the main campus, and is a popular venue where you can enjoy performances of all kinds.

Modules

Year 1: Studying theatre 1 and 2 (site project); making scenography (studio and site). Year 2: Principles of scenography; scenography composition; theatre design project. Options; analysing performance; advanced production project. Year 3: Advanced scenographic project. Options: playwriting; dissertation; place, space and landscape, documentary theatre; British and Irish drama 1980-2012; theatre, gender and sexuality; performance and architecture; new media performance.

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has a proud history dating back to 1872 when it was established by the people of Wales as the first Welsh University. Despite continuing expansion both of buildings and of student numbers, Aberystwyth has retained its traditional friendly intimacies, its vigorous student social life, and its high academic standards.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

5%
95%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
22%
78%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

28%
62%
10%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
302 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £16k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Drama is a very popular degree subject – in 2012, over 5,800 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, so be prepared to practise your people skills. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, design, journalism 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 – over one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months.
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