University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)


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Course summary

Acting (BA) has been designed to develop your skills so that you graduate as an industry-ready professional. You will collaborate with theatre professionals from different disciplines in an extremely encouraging and supportive environment where you can safely explore and experiment. Exploring practical performance skills, developing connections with industry professionals and fostering entrepreneurship is at the heart of this training.

Course details


Year One - Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BA) • Acting (20 credits; compulsory) • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Improvising and Devising (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Musical Performance (20 credits; compulsory) • Personal Project (20 credits; optional*) • Voice and Movement (20 credits; compulsory). Year Two - Level 5 (Dip HE & BA) • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Drama and Theatre in Education (20 credits; optional***) • International Study Abroad (20 credits; optional**) • Performing Shakespeare (20 credits; compulsory) • Personal Project (20 credits; optional*) • Script, Rehearsal & Performance (20 credits; compulsory) • Short Film Production (20 credits; compulsory) • Specialised Performance Practice (20 credits; optional***) • Work Placement (20 credits; optional**). Level 6 (BA) • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Individual Project (20 credits; optional*) • International Independent Study Abroad (60 credits; optional**) • Major Project (30 credits; compulsory) • Personal Project (30 credits; optional*) • Professional Practice (20 credits; compulsory) • Site-Specific Theatre (30 credits; compulsory) • Work Placement (30 credits; optional**). *This optional module is designed to offer students a retrieval position where the collaborative tasks specified in a particular module make it impossible for those learning outcomes to be met, such as where there are extenuating circumstances or a failure. **This is an optional work placement/international study module. Where this option is selected through consultation with student and module tutor, up to two compulsory modules can be replaced. ***Students choose between Drama/Theatre and Education OR Specialised Performance Practice at Level 5 in Semester 2.

Assessment method

Performances/Events Students regularly have opportunities to take part in performances/events, through which we can see growth and application of skills and knowledge. Regular Tutorials We hold formal, and informal, tutorials throughout the degree. Each student can discuss their work with the module tutor or Programme Manager during tutorials. We look at practical development, conceptual growth and future intentions. Presentations Presentations normally take place at the end of a module, exhibition or performance, in order to measure a student’s performance against assessment criteria. Process Workbooks At level 4 & 5, students will document their process and practical work in a workbook which demonstrates their learning and individual pathway. At level 6, students write about and reflect on their practice and process in short written tasks and practical presentations. During this course, students may be required to explore texts containing themes and issues that might be perceived as challenging.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

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