Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Acting and performing for TV and theatre have always been closely linked, but you need an impressive set of skills to make sure you shine at both.
Our Theatre, Television and Performance degree equips you with core skills for a life in performance - be it on stage, in applied theatre, working within the community, television and radio, choreography and dance, facilitation and drama teaching or other areas of theatre and communication. It will open up career options much further beyond as well. You’ll develop public speaking skills and managerial and organisational skills.
A mix of practical and theory, this degree will develop your skills in reading for the stage, text in performance, directing and advanced performance process. The aim of the programme is to nurture the creative aspirations of our students and help them realise their potential as employable practitioners in the Creative Industries.
The programme currently holds a 100% graduate employment rate, which is a reflection of the realistically based work ethic promoted by the degree. The course tutors are practitioners within their field, and feed this experience directly into the classroom. The module content across all levels of study will also provide graduates with an up to date CV with references, contacts within the industry, an action plan for their own career path, and material for a show reel and voice reel.
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
The first year gives a foundation to studying Theatre, Television, and Performance. The first academic year focuses on basic performance skills and stage discipline as well as preparing you for academic writing and study and introducing you to theatre theory and history. You will have the opportunity to perform in a production and be encouraged to increase your confidence in both practical and theoretical work.
• Introduction to Drama
• Movement Studies
• Drama in the Community
• TV Performance
• Acting Practice
• Personal Development Planning
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)
This year allows you to develop performance skills further by preparing for live theatrical performances. You will undertake projects which will be performed on campus and in the local community; productions and projects will vary from being theatre in education productions, full community productions, physical theatre, directing, television filming and radio drama recording. You will develop your understanding of theatre and performance theory and of applying this knowledge practically
• Applied Theatre
• Physical Theatre
• Television Performance and Production
• Radio Performance and Production
• Contemporary Theatre in Practice
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)
The final year gives you the opportunity to specialise and explore your own creative and academic knowledge further, through devising performances, managing full-scale productions and setting up school, business and local community projects. A large-scale production is performed during your final year that will highlight your talents; this is an opportunity to invite employers, agents, and directors to watch the students at work and promote them in order to gain employment.
• Professional Practices and Entrepreneurial Skills
• Live Performance
• Practice as Research
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
All assessments on the Theatre, Television and Performance degree are through 100% coursework. Students are given a diverse collection of written and practical tasks such as essays, oral presentations, portfolios, reflective journals, blogs, structured interviews and vivas, director’s concepts, practical showcases in various aspects of performance and the media as well as full productions to live audiences.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
You will learn through practical assignments, live performances and small scale projects for the community such as theatre for young people and applied theatre productions.
Teaching methods include workshop-based modules, lectures by practitioners, student-led seminars and guided research. Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through the feedback given to students, which takes several forms including small group and one-to-one discussions.
All students are allocated a personal tutor and are offered regular tutorials as and when the tutor is available. As staff we allocate three hours a week for office hours where students can make an appointment to see us about their assignments and for academic tutorials.
Thirty per cent of the course can be taught through the medium of Welsh.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please apply through Centurus at https://centurusone.com/apply/1111.
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|AS||Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.|
Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice and guidance.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|International||£11,750 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,000 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.