Welsh, Theatre and Media

Bangor University
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Welsh, Theatre and Media

Welsh is a Celtic language at the cutting edge of modern modes of creativity. This course provides you with a firm grounding in literature and language with the opportunity of studying a combination of theatre, drama and media modules. Foster your creative talents in the company of some of Wales’s leading creative practitioners and follow career paths in the media, theatre sectors but also in education. If you want to complement a traditional academic route with exciting creative experiences in theatre and media, this is a course for you.

If you are planning on working in theatre or the media in the future, this course will equip you with the necessary skills to enter the profession. The course will not only give you a solid grounding in Welsh language and literature, but also give you the opportunity to combine creative, practical and academic elements of theatre, drama and the media. Develop your talent with some of Wales' leading practitioners, who continue to work professionally in the field. This course prepares you for a career in the arts, media and theatre or in education.

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Admission requirements

For 2022 Entry

Offers are tariff based, 80 - 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels (including a B in Welsh or a humanitiessubject studies through the medium of Welsh)**
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H5 in Welsh)**
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma**: MMP-DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: case by case
  • Access course with Welsh elements**
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • T-levels: considered on a case-by-case basis.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

A particular aspect of this course is the opportunity to attend specialist workshops that will equip you with the skills to create your own original work, whether scripting for television or stage, stage production, a short film, or a radio Program.

Teaching is provided through workshops, lectures, seminars and tutorials. Assessment is based on a combination of coursework (e.g. practical/creative work, oral presentations, essays, and weekly tasks) and examinations, with some modules assessed entirely based on coursework.

The first year is an opportunity to build on your experiences and open new doors, e.g. discuss the language and its art in contexts relating to its history and present-day state, learn new critical skills, respond originally to works of art and develop practical skills in theatre and media.

In your second and third years, you can choose from a wide range of theoretical modules, such as Welsh theatre from the time of Saunders Lewis to Aled Jones Williams and on Meic Povey's television dramas, as well as a wide range of practical modules such as scripting, writing a stage production and producing a short film, to name but a few.

In the third year you will write a dissertation and research an interesting topic of your choice. In the past, many have chosen to research subjects such as the works of various Welsh playwrights, the history of Welsh amateur companies and stage and screen adaptations of Welsh literary works. The options are endless!

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


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A Top 30 university

The Complete University Guide 2022 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 30 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on the overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 5 in the UK (WhatUni 2022).

World-class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. 85% of Bangor University's research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021).

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which include supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 3 in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.


Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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