Writing for Broadcasting, Media and Performance at Aberystwyth University - UCAS

Aberystwyth University

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

Writing for Broadcasting, Media and Performance

Course summary

Whether you’re interested in writing for television, radio or live theatre, this degree is designed to develop your practical writing skills in a vibrant and conducive environment. You will gain a firm grounding in how to write across platforms and for different audiences, developing your understanding of fundamental techniques and cultivating your confidence. Our team of experts will fire your imagination, enhance your critical thinking and prepare you for a career as a professional writer. The Department has excellent connections with key industry partners such as the National Theatre for Wales, Music Theatre Wales, Quarantine Theatre Company and Theatre Genedlaethol Cymru. In addition, we are closely connected with the BBC, Tribeca Film Festival, S4C, the Edinburgh Film Festival, BAFTA, Avid, Fiction Factory, Arad Goch to name a few. What will I learn? In your first year you may explore theatre in context, studying film & television, writing for television drama. In your second year you may explore writing for both film and television, acting: the process and performance, Shakespeare in performance, Media industries: history and policy. Your third year may consist of script writing, contemporary British and Irish Drama, Place, Space and Landscape, Children and the Media, and the Media in Wales. You will be taught through a range of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You may also be required to undertake practicals. You will be assessed through course work, practicals, examination. Career prospects: Many of our graduates from the department have discovered career paths which include:

  • Broadcast Media
  • Producers and Directors
  • Script writers
  • Marketing & Public relations
  • Media Planning
  • Education.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P302
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, and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in Mathematics and/or Science at 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.


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 £15375 Year 1
International £15375 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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 and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.

Provider information

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Aberystwyth University
Penglais
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
Wales
SY23 3FL


Course contact details

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Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies (undergraduate enquiries)

+44 (0)1970 622828

+44 (0)1970 622831

Undergraduate Admissions Office

01970 622021

Writing for Broadcasting, Media and Performance at Aberystwyth University - UCAS