Aberystwyth University

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

Creative Arts

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Course summary

This unique learning experience at Aberystwyth University allows you to follow a self-selected pathway through and across our four creative disciplines simultaneously: Fine Art; Creative Writing; Theatre, Performance and Scenography; and Film & Television. You will select a range of modules from each discipline which will include one cultural contexts module during the three years. As well as your own self-selected suite of module options you will follow the suite of interdisciplinary core modules: Interdisciplinary Practice 1 - 6. In these modules you will work together as a group through a series of weekly practice and process based workshops towards a collective student led outcome. You will also conceive and develop a series of independent self-directed interdisciplinary research and practice projects contributing to a portfolio of six projects developed over the three-year course. You will have the opportunity to exhibit your six projects in two public exhibitions each year, the first at the School of Art and the second at the RIBA award-winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre, staging your site-specific intervention projects in and around the centre in one of the UK’s largest Arts Centres and ‘national flagship for the arts’ with over 70,000 visitors a year. You will develop key skills in professional practice through the group workshops, your self-directed practice, the event managing opportunities open to the 3rd year and the public exhibitions, giving you the skills you need to move directly into the creative industry. Our graduates have moved on to become employees in the following institutions: Design Council Arts Council Tate Gallery Royal Academy Carlton Television The Observer Saachi Gallery Damien Hirst BBC.


What will I learn? In your first year you may discover; Art practice; Theatre; Scenography; Fiction and Creative writing; Anthology. In your second year, you will explore; Fine Art; Film and Television Production; Theatre production; Creative writing; Cultural Contexts of Art. In your third year you will study; Print, Photo and Paint; Documentary or Film production; Advance Studio practice; Playwriting; The creation of texts in different genres; Art History; Your independent research project.

How to apply

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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



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.

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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.

Creative Arts at Aberystwyth University - UCAS