What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
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.
% applicants receiving offers100%
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.
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
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
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.
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 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
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|Lectures / seminars||29%||23%||5%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
Drama and Theatre Studies
English Language and Literature
What are graduates doing after six months?
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