This Theatre and Drama degree invites you to explore theatremaking. You’ll integrate practice and theory, work with play texts, and devise and link personal creativity with ensemble-based artistic collaboration. You will investigate approaches, conventions and theories connected to theatre and drama through studio practice and academic research.
Our range of modules enables you to study acting, directing, theatre and performance histories and theories, voice and movement, devising, ensemble practice, theatre production, applied drama, practice as research, and more. The flexible nature of our drama degree means you can focus on your personal interests and career goals.
Studying drama in Cardiff, you will benefit from being in the centre of a booming arts industry, from television production to independent arts venues, surrounded by countless opportunities during your drama course and after graduation.
What you will study
In practical workshops you’ll explore a variety of approaches to theatre from the perspective of the actor, director, deviser, facilitator and writer. In lectures and seminars, you will discuss and debate a broad spectrum of theatre and drama, including historical approaches, theories and ideas about theatre and theatre-making, and performances in different parts of the world.
You’ll have the opportunity to study topics in which staff have specialist expertise such as site-specific and offsite performance, adaptation, scriptwriting, physical theatre, theatre and science/ ction, horror performance, Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, and musical theatre, among others.
Our workshop and seminar studies are complemented by visits to the theatre, participation in public performances, and opportunities for industry placements. You will also have the chance to work with established professionals as part of the international arts scene in Cardiff and further afield.
In year three, working with fellow students, you can present your work at our annual student theatre festival. Our employability module in year three also enables you to ready yourself for a career anchored in theatre and drama.
Year One: Theatre and Drama degree
- Perspectives on Performance
- Practical Lab
- Professional Skills 1
- Professional Skills 2
Year Two: Year One: Theatre and Drama degree
- Production: Theatre Festival
- Specialist Studies 1
- Applied Drama
Year Three: Year One: Theatre and Drama degree
- Professional Practice & Employability
- Specialist Studies 2
- Specialist Studies 3
- Research Project
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