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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.

67%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Performing arts

Theatre studies

Television studies

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. Youll 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.

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 change.

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


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.

Creative arts and design

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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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A*
C

Media studies

Assessment and feedback

Staff are contactable when needed

Resources and organisation

87%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
29%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

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.

Creative arts and design

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
91%
med
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 do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
82%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
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 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.

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
100%
high
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
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The UK has a world-class media industry in film, print and broadcast media, worth billions to the economy, and employing thousands of new graduates every year, so it's hardly surprising that ambitious and talented graduates want to work in it. But be realistic — this is a highly-sought after industry and jobs are amongst the most competitive around. If you want to be a star in front of the camera or in print, you might want to look at other options. Media studies graduates are much the most likely graduates to get into the media industry (in 2015, one in five grads entering the film industry, and one in four getting jobs in TV or film production had a media studies degree) and they’re more likely to be in crucial roles directing, producing, or operating sound or video equipment, or in media research or marketing roles. Self-employment and freelancing is more common than for most degrees, so that may be something to prepare for.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Performing arts

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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.

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£13k

£12k

£12k

£15k

£15k

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.

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.

£13k

£13k

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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