|Study location||United Kingdom, Aberystwyth|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
good results in English Literature
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
Additionally, state English examination results are accepted as proof of proficency.
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Aberystwyth University offers a wide range of Joint Honours schemes that allow you to study two subjects that best suit your interests. In choosing to study the English Literature / Drama and Theatre Studies degree at Aberystwyth University you’ll immerse yourself in a rigorous and challenging discipline combining both practical and theoretical elements. You will look through and beyond historic and established forms to explore what drama, theatre and performance can be now and in the future. Through your study of English Literature you will develop your critical and interpretive skills as you respond to language, form, genre and cultural and historical contexts. Through your study of Drama and Theatre Studies you’ll have the opportunity to encounter a wide range of critical and creative forms and practices and develop your capacity as an independent theatre-maker, thinker and scholar. The intellectual, practical and transferable skills acquired whilst studying English Literature / Drama and Theatre Studies will prepare you for a variety of careers in the creative arts and beyond.
The English Literature / Drama and Theatre Studies degree is your opportunity to develop skills as a maker and thinker of contemporary drama, theatre and performance while also studying literary texts. You will gain an understanding of each of these inter-related forms as a site of study, thought and creative practice. Through a combination of theoretical and practical explorations you will critically examine and engage with a wide range of contemporary practices encompassing scripted drama, site-specific performance, documentary theatre, poetry, prose and different theoretical approaches to reading texts.
The English Literature / Drama and Theatre Studies degree provides a balance between critical academic approaches and practical experience and a trajectory of increasingly independent work to develop the skills you need to pursue career opportunities in the creative arts and beyond. It opens up opportunities for a career in the creative or performing arts, as well as in publishing and editing, journalism, marketing and communications, library work, arts administration or teaching.
Throughout your course you will develop a wealth of literary, creative and practical skills as well as generic skills that can be easily transferred into almost any graduate or professional employment situation. You will be able to read and evaluate source material, think critically and problem-solve. You will also have proven your abilities in writing for and performing to a range of audiences, working effectively with others, and delivering work in time to meet specific deadlines.
Many students have gone on to work as actors, performers, directors, and designers, either directly, through association with co-operative and professional companies, or after further postgraduate study. Many graduates have also found employment in a variety of different areas including teaching, administration, marketing, management, and public relations.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.