Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Spanish/Drama and Theatre

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Course summary

If you are looking for an exciting, diverse and challenging programme combining the study of Spanish language and culture with the combination of theory and practice of Drama and Theatre, then our degree is for you. Spanish/ Drama and Theatre is engineered to empower you to develop your skills and capacities as a theatre-maker and creative thinker with the ability to communicate bilingually in Spanish supported by internationally recognised staff with a wide range of expertise. During your four-year degree, you will have the opportunity to study or work abroad in any of the Spanish speaking countries around the world. As a student in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies you will be joining vibrant and creative department where drama and theatre, film and media, and scenography and theatre design collide. The Drama and Theatre component of this degree is a challenging and creative one where you will be exposed to an unique combination of creative and critical approaches. We also offer various modules through the medium of Welsh. In the Department of Modern Languages, you will have the opportunity to study Spanish from beginners or advanced. During your first year, you will have timetabled intensive linguistic classes where you will concentrate on the following principles: listening, reading/writing, oral and translation. After the first year, you will join students who have started the course at an advanced level. If you're commencing the Spanish component of this course at an advanced level, this will be a continuation of your grammatical and linguistic development from A level (or equivalent) also in the following principles: listening, reading/writing, oral and translation. All students in the Department of Modern Languages will receive four hours of linguistic and grammar classes per week. As a department, we are a relatively small and close-knit which means that you will benefit from the unique approach to language development. All of the language tutors are native speakers or expert in the relevant target language. We know our students by name and not by number. The Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies (TFTS) is a creative one where students benefit from the close connections with key industry partners include National Theatre Wales, Music Theatre Wales, Quarantine Theatre Company, and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. We are also in close proximity and are neighbors to the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, one of the largest Arts Centre in mid-Wales which regularly presents national and international theatre and dance work. We are situated in the heart of Penglais campus and our exceptional facilities and resources for practical work includes: three rehearsal studios, each with flexible technical facilities; 2 large professionally-equipped studios with digital lighting rigs controlled via ETC Congo and Strand Lighting consoles, Yamaha and Soundcraft PAs, Sanyo AV systems and Strand lighting and two NXAMP; and costume and wardrobe facilities. Many of our students have been successful in obtaining employment in these fields;

  • Acting and Performing;
  • Directing;
  • Translation and Interpretation;
  • Education;
  • Designing;
  • Script writing;
  • Teaching and education;
  • Arts administration;
  • Marketing;
  • International Banking;
  • Management;
  • Public Relations.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
RW44
Institution code:
A40
Campus name:
Main Site (Aberystwyth)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.

Additional entry requirements

Other

A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Business, Mathematics, Psychology and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent).


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedB
Cambridge English ProficiencyC
IELTS (Academic)6.5With minimum 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic62With minimum scores of 51 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT)88With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £16520 Year 1
International £16520 Year 1

Additional fee information

The UK and Welsh Governments have confirmed that EU students commencing their studies in the academic year 2021/22 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. Fees for EU students will therefore be charged in line with international fees from 2021/22 onwards. Please note Irish nationals will continue to be eligible for home fee status and support by the Welsh Government under the Common Travel Area arrangement

Sponsorship information

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers/Estranged Students and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.

Spanish/Drama and Theatre at Aberystwyth University - UCAS