Performing Arts: Drama and Media (Swansea College of Art) University of Wales Trinity Saint David


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

On our Performing Arts: Drama and Media course, we use the usual to make the unusual!

Combining traditional training with contemporary styles, our students learn how to craft a unique career in the performing arts. We will develop your creative vocal and physical and performance abilities through a selection of practical modules that are designed to build your experience, skills and confidence in making theatre.

Each year you will enhance your own creative practice by working in a variety of live and digital styles, and in exciting locations. You will challenge the boundaries of performance and production, and be provided with multiple opportunities to showcase and share your work.
Working together as a team, we make, watch, build and show our talent. At BA(Hons) Performing Arts: Drama and Media we are Creating Excitement!

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Alexandra Road, Swansea

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Modules are designed to give students an opportunity to gain a solid understanding of theory and the opportunity to put their own ideas into practice. The modules ensure that you have a strong foundation in the core skills needed to work in a competitive, creative professional environment.

Year 1
• Play & Creativity
• Digital Arts in Performance
• Voice & Body
• Create & Perform
• Contextual Studies
• Reflective and Academic Skills

Year 2
• Physical Theatre
• Performing Cultures
• Site Specific Project
• Boundaries of Performance
• Practice as Research

Year 3
• Advanced Practice
• Independent Project
• Investigating Performance
• Professional Practice
• Interdisciplinary Arts
• International Independent Study Module (optional)

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a range of different methods - but not with exams...!
We know that the best way to assess practical subjects is by making practical work and that is what you’ll do. You will also learn about project observation, present oral vivas, give detailed presentations and write reflective assignments such as essays and portfolios. These are all methods of assessment that allow you to grow and develop your communication practice whilst developing key academic strengths, and sharing your vision of the creative and performing arts.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code PDM1
Institution code T80
Campus name Alexandra Road, Swansea
Campus code A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £11,500 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.