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Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community (BA)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community (BA)

Why choose BA Applied Drama at UWTSD?

  • Small class sizes
  • Skilled and experienced lecturers
  • Strong industry links in Wales and the UK
  • Working in non-traditional theatre settings
  • Strong focus on your career
  • Final year projects tailored to your interests and skills
  • The chance to study abroad

Year 1 - Challenge - you will develop your performance skills through play, voice and body and digital arts. An introduction to Applied Drama will challenge you to consider the power of drama to change lives as you participate and develop your own Theatre of the Oppressed workshops

Year 2 - Explore - You will learn facilitation skills whilst exploring drama in different settings, such as schools and health and wellbeing. You will form a company to devise and tour your performance to a targeted audience outside of the University

Year 3 - Create - You have the opportunity to work with arts organisations, theatre groups and schools. You really start to focus on your own skills and interests as you develop your projects and performances to take out into the community. Every year you will attend shows and events, have the opportunity to work with visiting theatre-makers and applied practitioners. We encourage you to build your professional networks by taking volunteer positions and work experience opportunities through our many links and partnerships in South Wales and beyond.

Admission requirements

We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to art and/or design and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your portfolio of work.

Our standard offer for this course is 80 UCAS tariff points. We expect applicants to have a grade C or above in English Language (or Welsh) at GCSE level, together with passes in another four subjects. Plus we accept a range of Level 3 qualifications including:

  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, plus one GCE A-Level in a relevant academic subject
  • Three GCE A-Levels or equivalent
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject, with minimum grades of Merit
  • International Baccalaureate score of 32
  • Other relevant qualifications can be considered on an individual basis

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Program content

Level 4

  • Introduction to Applied Drama
  • Play & Creativity
  • Voice & Body
  • Performance Practice

Level 5

  • Drama and Theatre in Education
  • Drama Health and Wellbeing
  • Participatory Performance Project

Level 6

  • Independent Project
  • The Advanced Practitioner
  • Applied Practice in Action
  • International Independent Study Module (optional)

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2021/2022: £13,500

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of specialist settings, these include:

  • Drama-in-education
  • Theatre-in-education
  • Forum theatre
  • Prison theatre
  • Reminiscence theatre
  • Participatory theatre
  • Theatre for development
  • Drama for health and wellbeing
  • Autobiographical storytelling
  • Therapeutic applications of drama
  • Community theatre, youth and children’s theatre

Graduates have also gone on to do post-graduate education in:

  • Teacher training (PGCE & PCET)
  • Arts management
  • Drama therapy

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About this institute

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

College Road Carmarthen
SA31 3EP Carmarthen Carmarthenshire
United Kingdom

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