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University of Wales Trinity Saint David Drama

BA Applied Drama

University of Wales Trinity Saint David Drama, 90% of UWTSD’s Drama students agreed that their course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth – NSS 2017.

Our innovative BA (Hons) Applied Drama is an exciting opportunity to combine theatre, drama and performing arts skills with an interest in people and communities.

Our degree programme will enable you to develop key performance and facilitation skills whilst giving you the chance to work within a range of settings and sectors.

Course Overview

The course is exciting, practical and supported by lots of opportunities to explore what applied drama can be, engaging with visiting professional practitioners and partaking in practical projects in the community. Each year strengthens your theoretical knowledge and gives you a chance to try different approaches in a range of professional settings and to specialise in the areas that interest you:

YEAR 1: Learn and develop contemporary performance and applied drama skills through exploration, play and devising.

YEAR 2:  Build strong facilitation skills to apply in a variety of contexts. You will have a chance to work as a company to create your own participatory performance project.

YEAR 3:  This is your time to move towards being an independent practitioner. Run your own workshops and develop creative projects out in the community.

You will be supported by a range of artist practitioners, create your own research and practical projects based on your specialist interests in education, health and wellbeing and community arts.


Typical modules include:

Year 1

Year 1 is a common foundation year with Performing Arts with modules on:

  • Play & Creativity
  • Contextual Studies
  • Digital Arts in Performance
  • Introduction to Applied Drama
  • Voice & Body
  • Reflective and Academic Skills

Year 2

  • Practice as Research
  • Drama and Theatre in Education
  • Drama Health and Wellbeing
  • Participatory Performance Project
  • Performing Cultures

Year 3

  • Investigating Performance
  • Independent Project
  • Professional Practice
  • The Advanced Practitioner
  • Applied Practice in Action
  • International Independent Study Module (optional)
Entry Criteria

You will be invited to visit the University to take part in an interview/workshop.

Entry is based on individual merit as well as academic profile which is ordinarily expected to be a minimum of 80 UCAS Tariff points.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU: £9,000

International: £14,900

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our Student Finance pages.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University’s Bursaries and Scholarships page

Key Facts

UCAS Code: W401
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
3 years

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