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Degrees in Performing Arts, Film and Media

Contents Carmarthen - Be inspired!


Yr Egin 76

Creative Carmarthen 6

Careers & Industry 78

Performing Arts


Staff & Tutors 80

BA Acting 12

The UWTSD Carmarthen campus 82

BA/Cert HE Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community

Student Support 84


BA Dance 34 BA Theatre Design & Production


MA Theatre Directing 58 Film & Media


How to apply? 86

Fees & Finance 88 Visit us 90 Contact us 92

BA Adventure Filmmaking 64 Cert HE Adventure Filmmaking


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where your creativity will flourish where you, as an individual, will thrive



many of whom have experienced success as television and radio presenters, singers, actors, stage designers, producers, directors, dancers, choreographers and digital programmers on a national and international stage.

by our high quality, industryfocussed programmes


by our campus-based creative and digital companies by our safe, attractive and green campus


by our small and friendly learning community where you will be acknowledged by your name and not by number by the regular work experience offered

by our location in the heart of the beautiful Welsh countryside


Course Here

Carmarthen offers a rich and vibrant hub of creativity that draws together a unique subject combination of the creative and performancebased arts with hi-tech digital film and media processes, to create a learning community that is dynamic, innovative and exciting. The provision is centred around Yr Egin, a creative melting-pot for practitioners and entrepreneurs located within a striking and iconic building. This exciting new centre will be home to Welsh broadcaster S4C’s main headquarters as well as a number of companies and organisations working within the creative and digital industries. Yr Egin will provide scope to nurture the best creative talent in Wales, offering rewarding experiences and work opportunities for gifted individuals wishing to work within the creative industries. Creative energy and flair is generated by a blurring of traditional discipline boundaries and barriers and individual passion is both encouraged and developed by an industry-ready approach to learning and study. Whether you are an actor or dancer, an artist or stage designer, you will find yourself working alongside, and with, creative writers, filmmakers, new media producers, puppet-makers and theatre designers.

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Performing Arts #MakeTheatreHappen Undergraduate Study 12

BA Acting


BA (Hons) / Cert HE Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community


BA Dance


BA Theatre, Design and Production

Postgraduate study 58


MA Theatre Directing


Vocational training for your future Performing Arts (Carmarthen) offers practical training in acting, dance and theatre design and production. Our students will develop advanced skills and techniques in a challenging industry-focused environment. Through their training, students will create invaluable links with professionals, which will provide a gateway into the performance and entertainments industry upon graduation. We strive to develop our students as individuals and mould course content and assessment methods to support their future aspirations. High contact time means that students gain an intensive training experience in a supportive environment. The health and well-being of our students is a focus of each course, ensuring that students are fit to perform and achieve excellence in their chosen area of study.


We are committed to showcasing our students’ work on a wide range of performance platforms. It is not uncommon to find us performing across Wales and the UK in professional theatres and sitespecific venues.

Why choose Performing Arts at UWTSD Carmarthen? • Facilities include a fully equipped scenic workshop, costume and design studio, large workshop and rehearsal spaces, specialist dance studios and an on-site theatre.

Recent practitioners, artists and companies that have delivered on our courses: 2Faced Dance

• Committed staff who are experienced and reputable performers, directors, choreographers, theatre designers and researchers.

National Dance Company of Wales

• Interact and engage with industry professionals within a guest lecturing programme.


• Embrace the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at universities in the US. • Employability and entrepreneurship is at the forefront of course content, where all modules equip students with the skills to progress to professional practice and further study.

Leviathan Workshop National Theatre Wales Gwyn Emberton Dance The Other Room Theatr Na nÓg Forget About It Films Kapow Dance Media to Motion Mappa Mundi Yvonne Murphy Keiron Self Carri Munn Suzanne Phillips Geinor Styles Ioan Hefin Matthew Holmquist David Mercatalli Chelsey Gillard Daniel Lloyd Small World Theatre Kev McCurdy Kiani Del Valle Eddie Ladd



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BA Acting


Meet BA Acting students


What our graduates are doing now


Focus on Industry



More information: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ba-acting


BA Acting

Why choose Acting at UWTSD? • • • • • • • • • • •

A practical course training the actors of tomorrow. The BA Acting degree has been designed to develop your skills so that you graduate as industryready professionals. To do so, you will collaborate with theatre professionals from different disciplines creating an extremely encouraging and supportive environment in which students can safely explore and experiment. Exploring practical performance skills, developing connections with industry professionals and fostering entrepreneurship is at the heart of this training.

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Learn from, and collaborate with, experienced, fully trained professionals who have worked on stage, TV and film All assessments are practical, based on performances Work with other students to create artistic pieces Explore different genres from period dramas, to theatre of the absurd and Shakespeare Study abroad available in the United States Professional directors and other theatre practitioners are regular contributors to the course Touring theatre companies visit the university regularly Rigorous training, practical study, a supportive atmosphere and personal attention Excellent facilities including the 375-seat Halliwell Theatre with its accompanying studios and workshops Opportunities to work with professional theatre companies and practitioners to develop your skills and career prospects Extensive team of theatre professionals work within the Performing Arts as directors, designers and specialist tutors

UCAS Code: W410 | Institution Code: T80 | Course Length: 3 Years | Location: Carmarthen Programme Director: Lynne Seymour 15

The first year of the BA Acting programme concentrates on the development of the basic building blocks of any actor’s training, namely Voice, Movement, Musical Performance, Improvisation and Acting. Students are supported as they build their confidence and techniques and cultivate their creativity as collaborators and performers. The second year builds on these techniques as we practically explore how they apply these skills to different areas of work, such as Shakespeare, contemporary plays and Absurd Theatre. The final year concentrates on applying your training to a professional rehearsal setting. The three major public performances of the third year are Touring Theatre, Main-stage Theatre and Studio Theatre. Exposure to these types of processes, along with a Professional Practice module, which explores audition technique, CVs, Equity, and so on, will prepare you for your entry into the creative industries.


Typical modules at L4:

Typical modules at L5:

Typical modules at L6:

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• Main-house Theatre • Studio/Site Specific Theatre • Professional Practice • International Study (Optional)

Acting Musical Performance Improvising and Devising Movement

Drama and Theatre in Education Script, Rehearsal and Performance Short Film Production Performing Shakespeare Specialised Performance Practice


Meet our BA Acting students “The best advice I could give is to never let anybody think they are better than you, and never think you are better than anybody else.”

I am studying BA Acting and I am in my third year. My Favourite module would have to be performance industry. I really liked how this module and the course itself prepares you for the industry. This also allowed me to explore monologues specific to my age range, as well as styles thst suit me best. Making you feel ready for what is to come next.

Rhys Meyler Current BA Acting Student, Year 3

The university itself is a very comfortable and safe place to be. The tutors on my course are willing to give up their time to help you with anything. You will meet lots of wonderful people here who you will make incredible memories with and keep in touch with for life.

“The tutors on my course are willing to give up their time to help you with anything.”

Veronica Watkins-Singleton Current Acting student, year 3

As I am entering my third year at UWTSD I’m starting to think where the time has gone! Coming to this university was the best decision I have ever made. My time here so far has been amazing. I have made friends for life here! My course, BA Acting is everything I wanted and wished it could be. You get a real sense of what it will be like in the creative industry from professionalism to contact hours. The lecturers are so supportive and the advice they give you as a student and as a friend stays with you. Overall, you build so much confidence, which sometimes you 18

never thought you had. I noticed this the most whilst doing the Stand Up Comedy module. You have to have confidence and faith in yourself and your work in order to believe and prove to other people that everything you have produced works. You learn to have a lot of patience with yourself and others and communication is key. What I am most looking forward to for third year is getting to work closely with external directors and the design and production students as we will get to see all of our work put together to make something really special.


What our BA Acting graduates

“The course was brilliant in that it gave me a toolkit to take with me into the industry.”

are doing now

“This is the course for you if you want to be pushed as a performer in a safe environment.” Kathryn Siggers Graduated 2018 Since graduating I have been on tour as a professional actor and more recently moved into being a director and creative freelancer. I have also worked in Cardiff as a researcher for Wordley Productions, which gave me the skill set and knowledge to start my own company. I’m currently launching my new business ‘Kat Siggers Creative’, I’m an online acting coach for people who want to take their acting career to the next level. I also make showreels/voice reels for actors and create promotional videos for theatre companies, bands and corporate brands. Apart from creating my new business, I am in the middle of recording the ‘Isolation series’ for my podcast ‘Off Script with…’, which explores the lives and experiences of creatives in South Wales. 20

I loved the course at UWTSD because it gave me everything a drama school offered, but with the care and guidance that I needed to allow me to open up and develop as a performer. I loved that our course was mainly practical and that there was a big emphasis on your own professional development whilst in a safe environment. This is the course for you if you want to be pushed as a performer in a safe environment. If you want care and attentiveness from your course leaders, then you have definitely chosen then right place. You will also gain valuable connections throughout the course to industry professionals in Cardiff, who will be handy to know when you graduate and start working in the Cardiff arts scene and beyond.

Connor Allen BA Acting Graduate

Straight after graduating I went to London to be a part of National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, completing the two week course and becoming a member.

At the moment I am developing my next play which is an autobiographical one man show about identity and the effects of an absent father. I am also finishing of a commission for Literature Wales.

Since then, I have been really lucky to have been consistently working as an actor in Shakespeare’s to Bruntwood winning plays to Short Films with companies such as Taking Flight, National Theatre Wales, BBC Wales, Torch Theatre, Tin Shed Theatre, Sherman Theatre and Manchester Royal Exchange.

I enjoyed many things about Trinity but the most was how it taught me that hard work pays off. You can be the most talented artist/performer in the world but if you don’t work hard then you won’t reach your full potential

In 2015 I won a competition with Triforce called Monologue Slam where I got to represent Wales at the national finals in London.

The course was brilliant in that it gave me a toolkit to take with me into the industry. A toolkit on how to approach a character, how to support and warm up your voice, how to create characters and stories, how to incorporate movement etc.

From that competition I was introduced to National Theatre Wales and that’s where my writing began to blossom as I was fortunate enough to meet Kelly Jones (who ran a new writing event called ‘Stories of the Streets’) and Ryan Romain (Who directed my first piece for Stories of the Streets). The introduction to these two really kickstarted my writing and development as a writer over the last few years to the point I am now on the Welsh Royal Court Writers Group at The Sherman and BBC Wales Welsh Voices Writers Group. During that time, developing as a writer I was blessed to have my debut play ‘Working Not Begging’ Produced

All these tools I now use on every project I do but also I can add to the toolkit on every project because I’ll learn new stuff that works for me or that I find interesting. The course gave me a solid base from which to build my toolkit.


Focus on Industry Short Film Production Module “This module at UWTSD will enable you to learn how to create your own films, as you are put into small groups to turn your ideas into scripts. I will be on hand to help shape them and guide you through character and structure and many aspects of film production. The aim of the module is to leave you not only with your own short films but also with an understanding of the collaborative process of turning a script into a finished onscreen product. This will give you the tools to make your own films outside of college as you head into the professional world.” Keiron is an actor/writer, originally from Newport, who studied at Oxford University and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Since graduating he has worked extensively in film, TV and radio, both as an actor and writer, appearing in long running sit-com ‘My Family’ for the BBC and writing for the likes of CBBC, Disney and Aardman, as well as having several feature film scripts in development. Keiron Self

Script, Rehearsal and Performance Module “The Script, Rehearsal and Performance module is designed to give you a wide variety of practical tools to help you approach theatrical text. This includes approaches from many different practitioners, preparing your professional work ethic and developing your connections with the industry. “We will work on a wide variety of texts from modern adaptations of classics to gritty modern dramas. All of this will culminate in a presentation of our work in the form of a highly polished showcase. Working at UWTSD is important to me because of their commitment to giving the students a current industry experience, working with people who have fresh ideas and approaches to making work.” Matthew studied drama at Exeter University. Since then he has worked in both opera and theatre and is currently a staff director at WNO and an associate director at the Other Room Theatre. He is artistic director of Red Oak Theatre, a company bringing emerging designers and emerging directors together. Matthew has also worked as a sound designer/ composer for the Other Room, Graphic Theatre and Citiscape Theatre. Matthew Holmquist


Performing Shakespeare

James Scannell

The Performing Shakespeare module seeks to inform, inspire and break down barriers to allow students to perform Shakespeare with understanding, clarity and confidence; utilising both theoretical and practical skills gained through the historical and contextual studies of Shakespeare’s work. The module will introduce you to the notion of Shakespeare as a working dramatist and how we can understand and approach his work as creatives in the 21st century. The module will help you to learn and apply strategies to interpret and understand Shakespeare’s text, with focus on realising the core skills needed to rehearse and perform Shakespeare’s works.

James trained at the National Youth Theatre of Wales and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, where he gained BA 1st Class Honours in Theatre Studies. He has worked extensively as an actor, workshop leader, role-player, drama facilitator, tutor, lecturer, director, and more recently as a creative practitioner with the Arts Council of Wales.

We aim to develop students’ critical and analytical skills and knowledge whilst identifying and implementing the vocal, physical and interpretative techniques required of an actor performing Shakespeare’s work through exercises that will work towards various practical projects.

James has worked with many companies throughout the UK as an actor, director and creative. He is a regular performer at Pontardawe Art Centre’s new writing platform, ‘Script Slam’, and has also performed many times as part of Swansea Grand Theatre’s Lunchtime Theatre and Theatre in Focus programmes produced by Fluellen Theatre Company. He is an associate artist of Lighthouse Theatre Company and he is a founding member of Frame By Frame Theatre Company.

The module will help you to explore the challenges associated with Shakespeare in performance; considering and refining skills in rehearsal and performance. James Scannell 23

“I’m so excited to see where my career goes next, knowing I have had training which has armed me for the wonderful and unpredictable life of a performer.”

Careers Our graduates have gone on to a variety of careers and further study, including: • Acting • Corporate role-play and training • Applied Drama • Education • Postgraduate study/research

Josephine Wilson BA Acting graduate


• Voice Over and Narration


Education, Wellbeing, Community

Applied Drama:

BA (Hons) / Cert HE 26

If you love theatre and drama and want to make a career out of working with people then Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community is for you! 28

BA (Hons) / Cert HE Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community


Meet our Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community students


What our graduates are doing now

More information: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ ba-applied-drama


BA (Hons) / Cert HE Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community Our Applied Drama programme inspires students who are passionate about drama and theatre skills to work practically to create positive experiences in real world settings.

Applied Drama is an umbrella term that can include: drama-in-education, theatre-in-education, forum theatre, prison theatre, reminiscence theatre, participatory theatre, theatre for development, drama for health and wellbeing, autobiographical storytelling, community theatre, youth and children’s theatre. You will develop performance and drama facilitation skills in our dedicated rehearsal spaces and use these skills in real life situations, through practical group work, projects and live performance. This professional approach to our performing arts undergraduate degree means that you will have the skills and experience to explore career paths in a diverse and exciting creative industry when you graduate.

Why choose Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community at UWTSD? • Learn to run drama workshops • Grow drama and theatre skills • Work with theatre-makers • Make and tour productions and workshops, create and run your own drama projects • Work in schools, health and wellbeing and community arts • Applied Drama: Education Wellbeing Community is career-focused and set in West Wales with its stunning beaches and busy arts scene!

Our well-established network of skilled practitioners contribute to your developing practice and we celebrate their dedication and innovation by blending their craft into your practical experiences of your university work. This allows you to take part in specialist workshops and supports you by building your professional network with volunteering opportunities and projects.

UCAS Code: BA DEW1 / Cert HE DEW6 | Institution Code: T80 | Course Length: Cert HE 1 years / BA 3 years BA Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community explores the role of drama and performance in educational, community and therapeutic settings.

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Location: Carmarthen | Programme Manager: Jonathan Pugh

Typical modules at L4:

Typical modules at L5:

Typical modules at L6:

• Introduction to Applied Drama • Movement Practice • Improv and Devising • Performance Practices

• Drama Health and Wellbeing • Drama and Theatre in Education • Participatory Performance Project • Inclusive Practice

• The Advanced Practitioner • Applied Practice in Action • Independent Project • Final Project


Your first year of study focuses on practical skills and new approaches to creating work; your second year then explores drama in health and wellbeing settings, educational applications of drama and creating community based participatory performance work. Your third year is your time to focus in on what interests you as you develop two community based projects. Taught by staff with many years’ experience as practitioners within a range applied drama settings you get to really explore the transformative and empowering impact of applied drama through experience and practice.

We encourage employment sustainability through transferable and creative skills, linking professional practice to sustained employment opportunities for our graduates. Each year your creative practice will develop by working in a variety of exciting and innovative formats and locations, challenging the boundaries of performance and production, and opening multiple opportunities to showcase your work.

Meet our

Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community students “I would describe the BA Applied Drama as a creative and playful course that is hard work- but so worth doing as you discover who you really are.”

Kiara Sullivan

Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community Student

“During the last two years I have learnt facilitation techniques, how to create an effective workshop plan and now have my own ethical framework that I use in my practice with participants. I have also developed my research and reflective skills within two and a half years, these skills will most definitely influence the way I will work professionally next year. My favourite memory from the course has to be my first ever lecture in my first year, our module was Play and Creativity. We all arrived at class and got told that we were going to the park. We arrived, it started to rain and instead of heading back up to the university, we played basketball and hide and seek in the rain and to this day I couldn’t have thought of a better way to start my university adventure. I have had first-hand experiences at running workshops in many different drama settings and this will benefit me when I start looking for jobs after I leave university. By running these workshops and creating links to those communities, I will already have many


professional and friendly connections that I can contact for a helping hand into the world of work. In addition to the modules on the programme, I have taken part in professional events too. At this year’s Youth Arts Network Cymru’s event ‘Casgliad’, I spent a day on our campus with many different drama practitioners and professionals, and I will be at the Drama therapy conference at UWTSD this year too. Seeing enthusiastic professionals demonstrate their own practices is exciting and helps me make links with many different drama companies and freelance professionals within South Wales. If you’re thinking of studying Applied Drama, I would say that this course allows you to put your ideas in motion and gives you the opportunity to really test yourself. You need determination, passion and perseverance to be able to excel within the course. The lecturers inspire and motivate you to achieve your best.” 31

What our

Applied Drama:

Education, Wellbeing, Community graduates are doing now

Matt Rosolemos BA (Hons) Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community Graduate 2019

Combining innovative facilitation and drama approaches to empower young adults, Matt devised a unique project at the end of Year 3 that explored identity politics and how we use labels. His independent project ‘#lovehasnogender’ used autobiographical storytelling techniques with two diverse community groups to explore and discover the commonalities found through the universality of moments of experiencing love.

In her final year Ffion specialised in creating drama workshops for girls with ADHD, focusing on enabling the development of healthy coping mechanisms and building resilience.

Following the success of his project, Matt presented his work to a room of over 50 established youth arts practitioners at the 2019 Youth Arts Network Cymru conference held on campus. Matt is now a qualified teacher in Windsor

She developed an extensive resource for training teachers and working with the girls themselves that was innovative, sensitive and carefully constructed.

Ffion Weston

BA Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community graduate 2020


Since completing her degree in July, Ffion now works as an artist-facilitator with the social arts, health and wellbeing organization: People Speak Up, co- facilitating and developing the Young People Speak Up project in Llanelli. She has been running a number of creative workshops both online and in person for this project and is developing new and unique ways of engaging young people through drama and spoken word.



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BA Dance


Meet our BA Dance students and graduates


Focus on Industry

43 Careers

More information: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ba-dance


BA Dance

Why choose Dance at UWTSD? • Delivered by leading professional artists and practitioners. • Receive a rigorous dance training at the highest level.

Preparing you for a lifelong career as a dance artist.

• Work with professional choreographers and teachers from day one. • Small class sizes. • Focus on international approaches in performance, training and choreography.

BA Dance is a highly practical course designed to prepare students for careers as the dance artists of the future and is delivered by some of Wales’ leading dance artists and practitioners. Students will experience the latest approaches to dance training in contemporary dance, ballet and a range of other dance styles, explore their creative and choreographic skills, perform in works by leading choreographers, develop their community based practice and collaborate with students from other disciplines to see them becoming fully-rounded, collaborative artists and practitioners upon graduation. The range of specialist skills will be underpinned by an acquired knowledge and practical experience in entrepreneurship and digital know-how that will ensure a life-long and varied career in performance, choreography, community practice and/or dance pedagogy.

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• Several performance opportunities each year. • Develop individual choreographic practice through bespoke mentoring and coaching. • Close-knit and supportive rural campus ideal for students to focus on their training. • Collaborate and develop valuable links with industry professionals.

We are members of and supported by:

• Work in a challenging, yet supportive, learning environment that celebrates student success and encourages you to achieve excellence in your chosen area of dance.

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The first year of the BA Dance programme concentrates on building the foundations in the latest approaches to contemporary and ballet training and movement skills development. Students will experience highly demanding performance opportunities and work with professional choreographers from the off-set. During the second year, students further develop their skills and experience in performance, choreography and collaborative practices. They also gain practical experience in developing their teaching practice and workshop leading skills in a range of inclusive settings. Students in their final year are supported to cultivate their own expertise as performers and choreographers and as collaborative professional artists and practitioners who are ready to leave to take on employment as dancers, choreographers or community practitioners. Running throughout the programme are significant performance opportunities in full-scale productions, with guest choreographers. Students are also closely mentored throughout the course towards their individual future career goals.


Typical modules at L4:

Typical modules at L5:

Typical modules at L6:

• Core Techniques 1 • Introduction to Choreography • Movement • Dance Performance • Learning in the Digital Era • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference

• Core Techniques 2 • Specialised Performance Practice • Inclusive Practice • Choreography and Creative Practice • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment

• • • •

Independent Project Professional Practice Dance Performance Project Major Project


Meet our BA Dance students and

graduates Kim Price BA Dance

Kimberley Price is a current student on the BA Dance course. My first year of BA Dance has been an amazing, beneficial experience where I have grown not only as a dancer but also as a person. During the year, we had the opportunity to develop in ballet and contemporary, as well as building in stamina and fitness with classes such as Pilates and HIIT training. We got to work closely with our wonderful lecturers and had many workshops with guest choreographers to explore new dance styles such as hip hop and commercial. A key reason that led me to choose the dance course at UWTSD was the large number of practical hours, which compared to some other universities that I looked at was often double. This means that the days are often intense and long but you are guaranteed to leave the studio feeling a sense of achievement and pride as you know you’ve worked hard.

“...It’s really interesting to work with different choreographers” “and to see how they all work so differently and come up with amazing projects in such different ways. It’s been really interesting to have people from different cultures and different styles come in to teach us. Our tutors are also really supportive of our needs – if we need anything, they’re always just an email away. They help us with our everyday lives as well as our futures.

Throughout the course you are encouraged to grow in confidence and become more independent to prepare you for the professional dance industry. There are also a lot of opportunities to work with the other dancers and build strong lasting relationships. Everybody on the course and at the university are very welcoming and due to the small classes you create close-knit, supportive relationships = you are not just seen as a number. I moved very far away from home to join UWTSD so it has been really important for me that there is always someone to go to if you need to talk or for support. There are usually a lot of events occurring on campus, there is not a lot of time to feel alone or to miss home. Each year brings new experiences and opportunities, I am excited to see what the next two years bring.


I loved every second of my degree. Now I’m working towards being a dancer and choreographer. Since graduating, I have taken part in a week-long apprenticeship with a choreographer who collaborated with my class at university. I have gained experience, skills and contacts that will help me succeed.”

Daniel Rowe BA Dance

“I am so happy that I chose to study at UWTSD. The university has such a friendly atmosphere and the lecturers are super supportive!”

Robyn Elias Recent BA Dance graduate

The BA (Hons) Dance course gave me the chance to develop my performance and choreographic skills to a professional level. I had the opportunity to take part in company workshops and collaborate with many different professional

choreographers. Since completing the course, I feel confident and prepared for the next stage of my career - I am currently studying on a Post Grad course and am planning on performing, teaching and choreographing in the future.


Focus on Industry

Careers Our graduates have gone on to a variety of careers and further study, including:

“I loved working with third year students at UWTSD on our piece for their graduate show.”

“They had really bonded as a group, and had been well supported so they were up for a challenge and open to discussion, which was great as it fed into my wider choreographic research. I am really looking forward to getting to know the second years now and facilitating more this year on the Inclusive Practice module.”

Zosia Dowmunt Choreographer, Joon Dance

• Dancers/Performers • Teachers including inclusive dance practitioners • Choreographers • Health and wellbeing practitioners - fitness and personal training, Pilates instructors • Dance in Education • Movement Therapy • Community dance workers

Suggested academic progress routes: • MSc Dance Science • MA Choreograph and/or Performance


“The students were really committed and showed huge potential and professionalism. They worked so hard for me. It was a pleasure to work with them, and to see them push themselves beyond what I expected. Look out, there is an exciting group of dancers coming from Wales…” Kiani Del Valle Choreographer


BA (Hons)

Theatre Design & Production

BA Theatre Design & Production


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BA Theatre Design & Production


Meet our BA Theatre Design & Production students


What our graduates are doing now


Focus on Industry



More information: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ ba-theatre-design-production


BA Theatre Design & Production Creating practical designers, creative technicians, and intuitive makers. The BA Theatre Design & Production degree is a practical, hands-on programme designed to build upon a broad foundation of production skills right through to producing performances. The course enables students to explore, design and create exciting new work alongside industry professionals. The key principle is developing graduates who have a well-rounded and solid knowledge base, are skilled in more than one area and ready to engage in the wider performance sector. Throughout the three year degree the students work along side the Set Design, Acting, Dance and Film Making degrees to create a collaborative and supportive environment which encourages the exploration of many areas within the creative industries.

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Why choose Theatre Design & Production at UWTSD? • Practical, hands-on teaching in workshop and studio environments • All assessments are practical – no exams or dissertation • Learn from, and collaborate with, experienced, fully trained professionals who have worked on stage, TV and film • Extensive team of theatre professionals work within the Performing Arts as directors, designers and specialist tutors • Opportunities to work with professional theatre companies and practitioners to develop your skills and career prospects • Explore a variety of skills including set design, technical theatre, construction, costume plus much more • Work with other students to create artistic pieces • By the third year you can specialise in the area of your choice • Rigorous training, practical study, a supportive atmosphere and personal attention • Study abroad available in the United States • Excellent facilities including the 375seat Halliwell Theatre, Y Llwyfan theatre plus accompanying studios and large workshops

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The first year of the BA Theatre Design & Production programme concentrates on the development of the basic building blocks of the production process. Students will get to cover a variety of topics such as Stage Management, Scenic Construction, Design, Drawing, Model Making, Lighting and Sound. Students are supported throughout the whole degree as they build their confidence and skills, and nurture their creativity as designers, makers and technicians.

We are members of, and supported by:

The second year concentrates on the application of these skills in a variety of projects and installations. These include different design processes and production projects, plus the opportunity to work on the third year productions. The final year concentrates on applying your training to a professional production process. The public productions of the third year include Mainhouse Theatre and Studio or Site Specfic Theatre. Exposure to these types of processes, along with Professional Practice and individual enquiry, you will explore and develop portfolios, CVs, interview techniques and personal development plans. We prepare you for your entry into the creative industries.


Typical modules at L4:

Typical modules at L5:

Typical modules at L6:

• • • •

• • • • •

• • • • •

Production Technologies Principles of Design (Including Model Making) Stage Management Scenic Construction

Painting & Props Design Process Design Realisation Production Project Work Placement (Optional)

Main House Theatre Studio/Site-specific Theatre Professional Practice Work Placement (Optional) International Study (Optional)


Meet our

BA Theatre Design & Production students “In the first year we explored a wide range of subjects such as scenic art and set construction right through to stage management, sound and lighting.”

Carys-Haf Williams BA Theatre Design & Production

“The course is very practical and hands-on, making it enjoyable and engaging. As well as working alongside your class members, the course also gives you the opportunity to work with actors, directors and other industry professionals along the way. The tutors are all very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subjects, which means everything you are taught is relevant


and industry focused; they are all very encouraging and always there to give us help whenever we need it. During my first year I’ve had many work experience opportunities with companies such as Theatr Na nÓg and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. By taking these opportunities I have got to know many people in the industry and have been able to implement the skills that I have learnt on the course so far. I can’t wait to begin my second year.”

“From day one of this course it has felt like one big family.” “You are not at a disadvantage if you have had no prior experience in theatre. In the first year you are given the basics in design, set construction, stage management, costume, props, model making, scenic art, lighting and sound. These are taught with hands-on lectures from current professionals, bought in for their expertise and experience. The second year is immersive. This is the year that epitomises the phrase ‘You will get out of it, what you put into it’. Each module explores the skills you learnt in the first year in more depth. You are exposed to more Industry professionals in areas

such as stage combat to accessible theatre. Each year is different, so it never becomes stale or repetitive. There are times when the clock has long gone midnight, as you are still constructing or painting a set. The lecturers are still alongside you, never making you do anything they would not be willing do themselves – it is this passion for theatre that flows through all the staff. Second year is the year to explore and broaden your knowledge and skill base. As a year group you become more autonomous, greater responsibility lies on you as an individual and a group. Selfdiscipline and a good work ethic becomes a priority. The third year is nothing but shows. Here you draw on the previous experience. You are given a budget, a director and a group of actors and away you go, working on Touring,

Main-house and studio/ site-specific shows. It is as close to professional theatre as possible with the safety net of the department. During my time on the course I’ve had many employment opportunities including construction, installation and lighting, for local and national firms, including Edinburgh Fringe. The course is assessed on practical work and ‘process work books’ rather than essays, exams or dissertations, and for me this was a bonus. I left full-time education 25 years ago and didn’t engage with the whole process. Contact time with lectures surpasses the official times stated and this really helps. They have a true open-door policy and are happy to help when you are stuck. They always encourage you and want to see the best you can do.”

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What our BA Theatre Design & Production

graduates are doing now “It has been over 10 years since I graduated but it feels like yesterday. I am now a freelance Assistant Stage Manager and Stage Manager.”

“The knowledge and skills that I gained in every single module and project were so much more valuable than I ever could have expected.”

Becca Moore Graduated 2018

“I was able to experience every aspect of theatre, from lighting, sound, and design through to costume, make-up and stage management; the whole process from Pre-to-Post production. This is the great benefit, and one of my favourite aspects of this wideranging course, as I have become a versatile theatre and stage management professional with many transferable skills. I made the absolute most of opportunities available to me, openings doors for myself and searching for opportunities outside of the campus. I had the good fortune to work with companies such as Welsh National Opera, Taking Flight Theatre Company, Prague Quadrennial, and National Theatre Wales, all while still studying. I wouldn’t have had the confidence to take on those roles and responsibilities if it had not been for


all the people I met and worked with throughout my time on the course, from tutors to colleagues, directors to cast members, designers to production teams. Since graduating, I have achieved more than I had ever imagined. I have worked with National Theatre Wales on the ‘City of the Unexpected’, volunteered with Vancouver Opera, I have been LX2 / Tech Swing on the UK tour of ‘All or Nothing: the Mod Musical’ and then became the Assistant Stage Manager for the autumn tour, before moving it into the West End. I was also the Assistant Stage Manager for the National Theatre, London, for their schools tour of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.’

Cassey Jones Graduated 2009

“I have worked for various companies including Theatr Clwyd and Cwmni’r Fran Wen, and have just finished a stint as Assistant Stage Manager at the National Theatre, London on ‘Home I’m Darling’. I have also been invited back to teach on the course as part of the stage management module. I teach the students about the roll of an ASM and DSM — preparing scripts, sourcing props and calling a show.

Management courses didn’t offer at a university level, and I believe that has made me more employable now. If I was giving you advice, I’d say do this course. It will give you a chance to learn so many different skills which you will use in your career, and life.”

Now, looking back at the Theatre Design and Production course it gave me an excellent grounding in my career as it covered many areas, which were all relevant to working in Stage Management. I learned a multitude of skills at the time that other Stage


Focus on Industry Jake Linzey is founder and Managing Director of Leviathan Workshop Limited, a multi-award winning props and puppet studio based in Tamworth.

Jake Linzey Leviathan Workshop

Andy Gregory Graduated 2012 I graduated from UWTSD Theatre Design and Production in 2012. I began my career with a position in the Welding and Fabricating department at Bay Productions in Cardiff. After starting at Bay in 2012 I have gone on to progress to Construction Manager of the workshop. I now have many opportunities to work on stages all over the world, installing a huge range of Theatre, Opera and TV scenery items. The University course at UWTSD gave me the skills, attitude, confidence and contacts to begin my career in the Theatre, TV and Film industries, for which I am truly grateful for.


Their high-profile work is seen with such clients as Katy Perry, Michael Bublé, MNEK and household names such as Cadbury, Carlsberg, P&O and H&M. Leviathan Worshop specialises in high-end puppets and props, which are visually impressive, mechanically reliable and withstand the realities of the industry on tour. Jake guest lectures on puppetry at UWTSD where he himself graduated in 2009. Jake is dedicated to instilling current industry standards into the students to give them a competitive edge when graduating. This includes taking students on work placements at Leviathan Workshop where they work

alongside the team of professional makers and introducing students to a wide range of materials from top industry suppliers. “The BA Theatre Design & Production course offers a great space to learn and develop, with the support and care of the teaching staff to help guide students how to be employable in their chosen specialism.”


Careers Our graduates have gone on to a variety of careers and further study, including: • Set or Costume Designer • Set builder • Costume Maker • Wardrobe Supervisor • Stage Management • Technician • Scenic Artist • Events Management • Arts management • Education • Postgraduate study/research


“Since graduating I have worked in many unusual spaces including London’s oldest pie & mash shop, a derelict art school and Shakespeare’s Globe. I would not have been given these opportunities without the necessary experience that I gained during my time at Trinity.“ Sarah Phillips


MA Theatre Directing Learn the craft of directing for the stage in practical and professionally controlled performance spaces. The aim of our MA in Theatre Directing is to engage with the demands and expectations of the theatre director working in the contemporary theatrical context. In this programme you will examine the mechanics of managing a rehearsal room and develop strategies and techniques for a creative, collaborative process. You will be working with theatre professionals and creative practitioners to understand and explore the work of the theatre director in theory and in practice.

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The programme provides students with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate advanced knowledge and practical experience in: • the demands and expectations of the theatre director working in the contemporary theatrical context, including funding opportunities and pressures •

the director’s comprehension and application of techniques and methods for script rehearsal and performance

aspects of the modernist movement in relation to drama and theatre through the work of selected dramatists

developing and staging both a main-house production as an assistant director and ‘studio’ theatre show as the main director

Students on the programme will work with core staff, professional directors and theatre practitioners and with cohorts of performing arts undergraduate students to produce work of professional quality. Where the student acts either as an assistant director or as the director of a studio piece, they will be supported by a mentor/tutor who will also ensure the quality of experience for the undergraduate cohort.

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In addition to accredited learning, there will be opportunities to benefit from the network of theatre companies that the Performing Arts Carmarthen team already has working connections with, for example; Mess Up The Mess, Mappa Mundi Theatre Company, Red Oak Theatre, Cardiff Fringe Festival, The Other Room and The Torch Theatre as well as the many freelance contributors that work with us each year.

• The Directing Project

• Theatre Directing • Theory and Practice Approaches to Directing 1: Script, Rehearsal & Performance • Approaches To Directing 2: Theatre Styles • The Assistant Director

The new MA directing course is a welcome addition to the excellent creative arts courses already on offer at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Working alongside specialist tutors and industry professionals, the course offers excellent facilities and innovative experiences to students, which will act as a catalyst for a career within the theatre industry.

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Film & Media Adventure, Experience, Industry

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Undergraduate Study



BA Adventure Filmmaking


CertHE Adventure Filmmaking


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Film & media

Why study Film & Media at UWTSD Carmarthen? • • • •

Our location in West Wales is unique. Our film and media students have taken inspiration from the beauty of the landscape and coastline, and the opportunities it presents to those interested in filming environment, wildlife, sports and culture. Our classes are based in a purposedesigned suite in the university’s new Teaching and Learning Block, which offers state-of-the-art facilities and views over the beautiful surrounding countryside. The Adventure Filmmaking programmes are unique in the UK, utilising the landscapes of West Wales and the wide range of outdoor pursuits that take place in the region. There are fantastic opportunities to capture footage of extreme sports, sea life and wildlife, coastal and mountainous terrains, with input throughout the degree from professionals working in these fields. The Filmmaking degree offers students the opportunity to develop the skills required for contemporary industry and to engage with media production companies.


Engagement with industry is embedded into all aspects of our programmes. This can take the form of work placements, projects for external clients, working on film projects, or engaging with the many professionals from industry who will be offering their expertise in the delivery of the programmes. We are really fortunate to have the new headquarters of S4C, the Welsh broadcasting company, next door to our building. Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, as the media centre is called, offers a range of facilities, and great networking opportunities for our students with the companies who use the centre. The input from media professionals associated with the centre has been really important to us, in ensuring that our degrees offer exactly what the contemporary industry requires from graduates. Expeditions and field excursions are central to our degrees. They allow students to experience filming in a variety of locations and conditions. These expeditions can be part of your assessed degree work, but we encourage students to attend the many additional trips that will be laid on throughout the year, often

Our innovative courses in Adventure Filmmaking are unique in the UK The degree programmes have been developed with industry to prepare students for a contemporary filmmaking career Our beautiful location in West Wales provides a wide range of landscapes, wildlife, environmental, and sporting opportunities for production work Student work is focused on developing the practical and creative skills necessary to specialise in your chosen field

accompanied by specialist filmmakers. We also have regular trips to the studios of major production companies, to give a real insight into working in industry. Our students are treated as professionals in training. Whilst they gain their degree they also gain a portfolio of experience and CV references. Our graduates are experts at being creative, telling stories, and are redefining the link between higher education and the media industry.


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Adventure Filmmaking

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BA Adventure Filmmaking


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BA Adventure Acting Filmmaking The only thing, between you and the action, is the camera.

The BA Acting degree has been designed to develop The Adventure Filmmaking programme is unique in the UK, utilising the landscapes of West your skills so that you Wales, and the wide range of outdoor pursuits that take place in the region. graduate as industryready There areprofessionals. fantastic opportunities to capture footage

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of extreme sports, sea life and wildlife, coastal and To do so, you will collaborate with throughout the degree mountainous terrains, with input theatre professionalsworking from different from professionals in these fields. disciplines creating an extremely encouraging and Engagement withsupportive industry is embedded into all aspects of environment in which our programme. This students can takecan the form of work placements, safely explore and experiment. projects for external clients, working on film projects, Exploring practical performance or engaging with the many professionals from industry skills,will developing connections with in the delivery of the who be offering their expertise industry professionals and fostering programmes. entrepreneurship is at the heart of this training.

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This programme is designed to give students the specialised and vocational skills required to work in this dynamic area of the film and photographic industries. Students will be introduced to the core production and postproduction skills required to produce adventure-based film and media content. There will be a number of expeditions and projects, in addition to formal classes, which will allow students to experience working in a range of environments and areas. These can range from extreme sports and motor sports, to wildlife filming, landscape and coastal filming, and aerial filming. As students progress, they can specialise in the area of their choice; by the final year, students can work on an individual major project in their chosen field, with expert input from leading practitioners. Entrepreneurial and vocational skills

are core to the student experience, enabling graduates to enter industry confidently as freelancers, and to promote and exhibit their work. By the final year, students can work on major projects in the field of their choice, with expert input from leading professionals. Teaching will not be delivered through formal lectures, but through workshops and seminars, expeditions and projects, often involving industry professionals. There are also additional opportunities on offer throughout the year for those who wish to gain extra experience to build up their portfolio and CV. Recent graduate Dan Griffiths has found work as an independent commercial filmmaker; and has also been hired as an editor for Waunderlust Action Films. The BA

Adventure Filmmaking course has recently developed a new partnership with Waunderlust Action Films, providing students with guest lectures and placement opportunities; with the possibility of recruitment for graduates. Over the last few years the programme team have been working with Olympus and Panasonic Lumix to develop links and a partnership for students. As well as negotiated student discounts on their branded camera equipment for those on the programme, there is an opportunity to have worked featured on their website and social media. Students enrolled on BA Adventure Filmmaking will also benefit from free off-campus access to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Steven Clarey is a leading figure in adventure filmmaking and photography. Steven graduated with us in 2013, and is currently the European ambassador for Panasonic. He took the lead in the Panasonic launch of the Lumix GH5 — check out the advertisement (The One Making Waves) he made with the company online.

Additional Course Costs: Compulsory Outdoor Kit BundleApproximately £230 Recommended-Fast SD card, Hard Drive, Choice of optional expeditions ranging from £200-1000.

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Typical modules at L5:

Typical modules at L6:

• Core Production Skills • Film Production • Cinematography • Ecology of Adventure • Production Planning • Risk Management

• Photography • Documentary: • Aerial Filmmaking • Adventure, Wildlife, Environment • Sustainability • Entrepreneurship

• Client Project • Multi-platform Content • Independent Project • Professional Development • Incidents in Adventurous

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Meet a Creative Carmarthen,

Film & Media Graduate

Having studied at UWTSD’s Carmarthen campus, Rhys is now following his passion for esports and has set up DLC Studios, focusing on videography for eSports. He is now part of Team Liquid and 1 Up Studios production crew as a video producer. "Another passion of mine is esports and alongside my university work I made a big effort to do external work within the esports industry. I started off on a voluntary basis working with grassroots British esports clubs and have since worked with some of the biggest brands within the industry, such as ESL and Level 99. This work has led to me being recognised in the Esports industry, both on a national and global level. Recently I was named UK Esports Videographer of the Year in the UK Esports Awards and have since been nominated a second time for the global Esports Industry Awards. It feels surreal to have my 70

name featured in both the UK and global esports award ceremonies, with my name sitting next to the filmmakers who actually inspired me to start doing work in the esports industry. My hopes are high for the future and since graduating I have been focused on setting up my own company, DLC Studios alongside a team of three other talented creatives. Since leaving UWTSD, I’ve already have the chance to travel to places such as Sweden, Tenerife, Madrid and London to chase my dream of telling great stories.” Dr Brett Aggersberg, Film and Digital Media lecturer at UWTSD, is extremely proud of Rhys’ achievements and is pleased to see the company that was originally developed during his studies now flourishing. "Rhys joined our BA New Media Production degree after successfully completing a Creative Media Production course at Coleg Ceredigion. He immediately showed his dedication to the subject of film and media through his approach to projects and additional freelance work,” says Brett.

Since his first year with us he has built up his experience through working with external organisations such as the National Trust and with bands. At the start of his second year, Rhys was able to visit his previous college as a Student Ambassador and demonstrate his developing portfolio with a striking showreel of the range of projects he had been working on. Over the past two years he also developed his links with esports. He was shortlisted for Esports Videographer of 2017, and won UK Esports Videographer of the Year in 2018. This is a fantastic achievement for someone so new to the field, and in an area that is so competitive. Rhys continued to build up his client list with paid commercial projects for esports teams and esports energy drinks brands and has since set up DLC Studios as a professional filmmaking company to work within the field of esports marketing. This company was developed during our entrepreneurship module, and it’s extremely rewarding for us to see students succeed in this way. We wish Rhys all the best for his future and the success that he deserves.”

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Rhys Rasmussen, who recently graduated from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen, was awarded the title of UK Esports Videographer of the Year in the UK Esports Awards 2018. He has also since been nominated for the same category in the global Esports Industry Awards.


Cert HE Adventure Filmmaking A CertHE is a great way to get a University qualification in the skills you need. Our film based CertHE’s will give you all the same core skills as the first year of a degree. That means you will be able to learn the most important aspects of filmmaking, such as planning a production, scriptwriting, risk assessment, location scouting, cinematography, developing a story, camera work, editing, and presenting. You will also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge of the field in areas such as production design or the ecology of adventure. The best part is there are no exams. The work is all based on practical experiences with a diverse range of assessments. With support from lecturers and experts in the field it will help you to get started on your journey into the industry. Providing a range of production, technical and creative skills you will gain a qualification for completing one year of full-time study. If you choose to, you could upgrade to a Dip HE (Diploma of Higher Education), or full honours degree, at a later stage. Subjects themes covered on CertHE Filmmaking can include: Production Skills, Project Planning, Scriptwriting, Cinematography, Creativity, Production Technology, and Principles of Design. Subjects themes covered on CertHE Adventure Filmmaking can include: Production Skills, Project Planning, Ecology of Adventure, First Aid, Cinematography, Creativity, Risk Management. These modules are all industry focused and form the first year of our degree programmes. 1 year full time / 2 years part time 72


Meet a Creative Carmarthen,

Film & Media Student Amy Watler-Thomas was 25 when she discovered that UWTSD offered courses in Film and Media in her hometown of Carmarthen.

Amy Watler-Thomas

“I decided very late on in the year that I wanted to go to uni. I never really thought that I would go as I hadn’t gone when all my friends went after college, and there wasn’t anything that I truly wanted to do. Then I saw this course and thought it would be great. There was a choice of two film courses but the one I chose was more closely related to what I was interested in” says Amy. Amy took the opportunity to visit the campus before she made her decision. At the open day, Amy had the chance to have a look at the campus and meet the staff who would be teaching on her course. “The first time I came to UWTSD was for my interview/chat with my lecturers at the open day. It was really helpful and really relaxed, I was really very nervous before going but I didn’t need to be, they were really friendly,” she adds.


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She has now graduated with a first class degree. “I have loved my time at university so far. I have had many great opportunities and loads of things to be involved with. I thought I might have been a little bit of an odd one out for not wanting to be a typical party student, but there were a good few people on my course who are also mature students who are much the same as myself. One main worry I had about going to uni was the writing aspect but this has proved not too bad at all, and there’s lots of help available when I am struggling. I have learned so much. Before starting the course I had no idea what I would do with the degree when I finished, or even if I was going to stick to a career. I have always wanted to be selfemployed and I now believe that I could actually do that. I think if I stick this out and keep working hard I will definitely find work afterward and do something that I am actually happy and enjoy going to work for!”

Lowri Bevan graduated with a first class honours degree from UWTSD Carmarthen.

experience, artists and amazing storytellers. I’ve always been a Disney enthusiast.

On graduating Lowri set up her own business, Digi Designs, which is a creative marketing and advertising agency focusing on native and artistic advertising for businesses across Wales. During graduation, Lowri was awarded with the Tudor Bevan Award – Contribution to Creative Writing or the Creative Arts in Wales.

“The course provided the platform for me to work with an art department crew with the BBC and STARZ (US) who have worked on Doctor Who, Torchwood, Skins, and Da Vinci’s Demons. The experience of creating our own major projects was a huge learning curve. The creative process is long. You are constantly developing, problem solving and changing; I love the whole process. It proved to me how committed I was to finish a project, I would constantly compare my work with industrylevel work, which in effect allowed me to get the high marks that I am so proud of.”

“It is such an honour to have been awarded with this bursary. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at UWTSD and the many different aspects of my course. Completing the entrepreneurship module has allowed me to realise that I am now capable of building my very own business and it has opened my eyes to the amount of support Wales has to offer for young aspiring entrepreneurs like myself” says Lowri. “My studies at UWTSD have allowed me to broaden and develop my skills and to learn and work within the growing creative industry in Wales. The course is amazing for aspiring individuals who wish to learn about new media practices and what the industry has to offer. The support and motivation that the lecturers have given me has been absolutely incredible.

Lowri Bevan

“I aim to become a well-established digital designer and to work on a variety of different projects and productions over the next few years to find my strengths within the creative industry. I also have a strong desire to begin working with Disney. They’re creators of

Brett Aggersberg, Film and Digital Media Production Lecturer, Carmarthen campus, said: “Lowri was a pleasure to teach over the past three years. She developed her background in art and design into a deep and professional understanding of how to maximise the potential of new media technology for engaging an audience. Her confidence has grown through making the most of all of the opportunities available to her, while studying on our Carmarthen campus. Lowri’s work is of an extremely high standard, and was even described by our external examiner as “better than some work produced in industry”. Lowri achieved a first-class honors degree as a result of her hard work and dedication, and we are convinced that she will succeed in whatever part of the creative industry she decides to work in.”


Canolfan S4C Yr Egin Canolfan S4C Yr Egin – the University’s new digital and media centre in Carmarthen – is a transformational and innovative development located within a striking and iconic building. Yr Egin is a centre that will bring creative talent together to generate ideas and make connections whilst also nurturing skills, developing new products and sharing resources – it’s a creative meltingpot for practitioners, entrepreneurs and learners from a variety of creative disciplines. Having recently opened, Yr Egin is at the heart of the campus and the local community providing opportunities for students, staff and members of the public to create, learn and enjoy its fantastic state-of-the-art facilities, including an auditorium, editing suites and performance areas with a varied programme of events, workshops, talks and screenings. With Welsh language broadcaster, S4C as the main anchor tenant, Yr Egin is also home to a range of companies working in the creative industries 76

including multi-media publishing and digital technology; digital education; video production and photography; post production; graphic design; translation and sub-titling as well as financial management for the creative industries. They include: Atebol, Big Learning Company, Captain Jac, Asset Finance Solutions, Gorilla, Highly, Lens 360, Moilin, Optimwm, and Trywydd. Co-locating and collaborating with such a diverse range of professional companies gives UWTSD’s students the opportunity to access high-quality work experience whilst also opening up a wealth of connections and networks, and thereby increasing employment opportunities within the creative industries. With so many creative companies choosing to establish and grow their business in this Carmarthen-based hub, the association with the University will result in the development of a talent pipeline, as well as a support structure for graduates wishing to establish start-up companies or undertake creative industries-based research and development projects.

A significant number of courses are also being developed in response to the creative industries’ current needs and challenges. With programmes being shaped by the industry, UWTSD will ensure that its students graduate with the most appropriate skills for the jobs market. Students are already benefiting from the opportunities afforded by Yr Egin, with many working alongside respected and experienced theatre makers and events professionals on the centre’s exciting opening celebrations. Performing Arts students will also appreciate the state-of-the-art 120-seater auditorium and the large public performance space.

For more information about Yr Egin, please visit: www.yregin.wales


Careers & Industry Nurturing your passion for your chosen subject is important to our enthusiastic and supportive teaching staff at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. They also know that when you graduate you will need the transferable skills employers seek in order to pursue a successful career. The same goes for starting your own business or working as a freelance. This is why UWTSD embeds employability into the courses offered, brings employers in and sends students on internships.


The university wants you to be prepared not just for what’s happening now. UWTSD takes a dynamic and innovative approach to preparing you for the future. Life Design, for example, is a four-step programme available to all UWTSD students which can be accessed through workshops, events, and online and offline resources. It is designed to help you make the most of your time at university and be ready for life in a rapidly changing world. UWTSD is widely recognised as one of the world’s foremost institutions in creativity-based entrepreneurship

96.8% of UWTSD’s full-time UK undergraduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. Source: DLHE 2016/17

education. As a result of its work in this field, UWTSD has become one of the best higher education institutions in the country for producing successful graduate start-up businesses. UWTSD offers a range of entrepreneurship and employability enhancement opportunities for students by working with employers and community organisations to develop skills required for selfemployment or for working in business.

96.8% of UWTSD’s fulltime UK undergraduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. Source: DLHE 2016/17


Staff & Tutors Stacey-Jo Atkinson Programme Director BA Theatre Design & Production My primary role is the coordination and delivery of UWTSD’s BA (Hons) Theatre Design & Production degree. This includes making sure, the teaching team is industry relevant and that the students feel fully supported and challenged throughout their studies. My responsibility is to design and implement a dynamic degree programme which work to ensure that all graduates are prepared, and industry ready. My background is as a freelance theatre designer and maker. My professional work has given me the opportunity to work in a variety of production-based roles with many leading and exciting companies, including Welsh National Opera, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Boomerang (S4C), Taking Flight Theatre, Scamp Theatre and Fio. As well as maintaining and developing my industry links, my teaching areas include Principles of Design and professional development, along with the practicalities of the productions during the third year.

Brett Aggersberg Programme Manager BA Adventure Film, BA Filmmaking, MRes Adventure Filmmaking Brett’s aim is to support creatives in utilising new media technologies for their storytelling and expression. After working in the media events industry producing promotional films, graphics, and animation, Brett joined the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in 2003. His lecturing and research interests cover new media technologies, digital imaging and visualisation. He is also an external examiner for the film production degrees of other universities. In addition to his work at the university, Brett is an active freelance creative practitioner, primarily in photography and filmmaking; he is also a technology consultant for artists and filmmakers. Brett’s expertise has been called upon for various cultural and creative industries initiatives. He has worked on documentary films for the Hywel Dda Interpretative Centre, and Welsh artist Christine Kinsey, and the Dinefwr Literature Festival. Brett’s recent film work includes promotional films for Teifi Harps and Printed Chocolates. Brett is currently working with the university on the development of linked activities for the relocation of S4C to the campus, in the new centre known as Yr Egin. Current work includes a European-funded digital heritage project and being on the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival jury for Aerial Filmmaking and Feature-Length Documentary. He can often be found supporting local filmmakers and crewing on a film set. Brett is actively involved with a number of industry organisations, including being an Adobe Campus Leader, and is a member of: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Royal Television Society Royal Photographic Society Adobe Generation Carmarthen Bay Film Festival Jury The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales


Lynne Seymour BA Acting My background is as a professional actor and theatre director and I am passionate about creating rounded performers who are ready to thrive in the performance industry. My work with the first years is around building confidence and creating a toolkit of practical skills and techniques to enable them to create a rounded character from a piece of writing. With the second years my focus is on building on these tools to encourage creative and independent thinking within the rehearsal room, whether that be working on a contemporary play or on a piece of classical or absurd writing. The third year is where we bring all these skills together and work, as a team, on public performances around three forms of theatre, devised touring theatre, main stage productions and small-scale studio theatre pieces. The focus of my work with the third years is on professional practice where we look at CVs, audition pieces and techniques, building connections with industry professionals and ensuring that all our performers are as resilient and entrepreneurial as possible and ready to enter the creative industries as passionate and skilled actors.

Gwyn Emberton, BA Dance lecturer Gwyn Emberton is a choreographer and dancer from Wales. After performing with several of the major choreographers and companies from the UK and Israel, including Akram Khan, Matthew Bourne, Jasmin Vardimon, Scottish Dance Theatre, and Inbal Pinto, Gwyn returned to Wales to form his own company, Gwyn Emberton Dance. Since then, the company has fast become one of the leading contemporary dance theatre companies from Wales, with work being performed extensively across Wales, the rest of the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Gwyn is one third of Light, Ladd & Emberton, for which he co-directs and performs, alongside renowned Welsh performers Eddie Ladd and Deborah Light. Since 2014, Gwyn has been a part of international contemporary dance collective iCoDaCo, collaborating with many international choreographers and creatives in a biennial choreographic and performance project reaching across the globe. He also choreographs for theatre, TV and music videos and has taught at many international dance festivals and schools.

Dan Bailey BA Adventure Filmmaking/ BA Filmmaking Technician and lecturer Dan joined the university as a student in 2013, and then went on to graduate in 2016. He has been working at the university since 2017 as the Film & Media Technician. Dan brings with him a wealth of experience from the Film & TV industry, which he is excited to share with our students.Outside of the university, Dan co-runs a production company, Broadside Films. With Broadside Films, Dan has gone on to win awards for short films he has produced. The awards include, Cardiff Mini Film Festival and The London Horror Short Festival. Dan’s main area in filmmaking is producing and production managing. Dan has now gone on to producing independent features with Broadside Films, and is developing projects overseas. Dan also works as a freelancer in the TV industry, where he has been a Runner/

Production Office Assistant on shows such as ‘The Royal Welsh Show’ with BBC Wales, BBC Four and Telescop. ‘Murder by the Sea’ and ‘A Voice of a Killer’ with CBS Reality and Monster Films, and ‘Britannia’ with Sky Atlantic. Dan has also had experience with aerial filmmaking. He has worked as a camera operator with Skytec where he has created footage for music videos, adverts, and surveillance purposes. Dan has also been a part of the drone team that worked on the Direct Line advert ‘Fleet Lights’, which was produced by Saatchi & Saatchi. Dan is a core member of the university’s production team on the film courses. He has great knowledge and experiences to share with students about being in the Film & TV industry and being a student at UWTSD.

Dr Matt Jones, Lecturer Dr Matt Jones is a Film & Media Studies lecturer at UWTSD. He teaches undergraduate film and media theory modules in the areas of film technique, film genre, and Celtic film & media, as well as documentary film theory at postgraduate level. His specialisms are interdisciplinary, spanning Film & Media and English. His main areas of study are: genre theory, including the comparative study of literature; film; television and new media; narrative theory; and, adaptation theory. His doctoral thesis, an interdisciplinary study titled ‘Becoming Film Noir’, deals with the adaptation of American hard-boiled fiction into film noir and examines the ‘birth’ of the genre in its various cultural contexts. His current focus is convergence culture and the new opportunities for storytelling through digital media.

Ali Franks, Education, Wellbeing and Community

community settings, PRUs, youth groups, homeless hostels, women’s refuge, secure units, YOS, and working with asylum seekers and refugees. She currently specialises in using drama as a tool for personal development and emotional. She is a qualified teacher, a transformational coach and has further qualifications in counselling. Ali studied Drama and Education under Jonothan Neelands and Sir Ken Robinson at the University of Warwick 1994-1998, and then returned to Higher Education to study Devised Theatre at Dartington College of Arts in 2000.

Ali is the Chair of the Board of Directors for People Speak Up and works on a range of socially engaged projects with arts organisations, where she gets students involved as much as possible.

Jonathan Pugh, Programme Director BA Applied Drama Education, Wellbeing, Community As programme director for creative industries programmes at UWTSD including the Welsh language BA programmes Perfformio, Cyfryngau Creadigol, Cerddoriaeth, Jonathan integrated digital and social media work into traditional practical theatre work to create cutting edge performance paradigms. Pre-UWTSD, Jonathan had the pleasure of working with key practitioners and companies in the Welsh arts scene, including Eddie Ladd, Cliff McLucas, Sera Moore Williams (Cwmni’r Gymraes), Sian Summers (Cwmni Rhiniog), Spectacle Theatre and enjoyed supporting student projects at Aberystwyth University. Jonathan continues to train with physical theatre and dance practitioners to blend practice with personal exploration and professional research.

Education, Wellbeing, Community Ali has over fifteen years’ experience as an Applied Drama Practitioner working in a wide range of and settings including schools,


Carmarthen Campus Its picturesque setting, friendly, community atmosphere and the convenience of having so much on your doorstep, with a busy town just a short walk away, means Carmarthen offers an attractive student life. The mixture of Victorian and modern buildings provides a beautiful background for living and learning and a sense that tradition is respected here and innovation is warmly embraced. Exciting developments on the Carmarthen campus include the new headquarters for Welsh broadcasting company S4C. Canolfan S4C Yr Egin is set to be a hub for the creative industries, bringing opportunities for students to gain experience, make valuable contacts in the field and develop their skills. Canolfan S4C Yr Egin will also be a place for all to enjoy, with its cafe, auditorium and performance stages that will offer a range of events. There is a rich heritage in Carmarthen too. The original college building, dating back to 1848, lies at the heart of the Carmarthen campus. The magnificent Old College (Hen Goleg) is home to Y Cwad, a modern, open access learning space for students and staff. It features students’ computers, group study rooms, wireless Internet access, and a stationery shop and reprographics service. 82

My top 10 things to do in Carmarthen: 1. Walk in the beautiful woodlands 2. Stroll along the river footbpath 3. Explore the nearby sandy beaches

Y Cwad also has a cosy cafe. It is a lovely spot for studying, relaxing and catching up with friends.

first-class facilities for lectures and group work as well as social spaces where you can relax with friends.

The main restaurant, where meals for students living in catered accommodation are served, is in the Halliwell Centre. It is a light, bright place. The glass frontage leads out onto a terrace, barbecue and outdoor seating. There is also Tap House 72, in the Students’ Union, an all-day refreshment hub with an ever-changing programme of events.

Student accommodation includes catered and self-catering halls. There are four student residences on campus, which offer single and shared rooms on a catered or self-catering basis. The views from the upper floors of The Tower, the tallest of the halls, are magnificent.

There are many different courses offered at Carmarthen and the facilities to go with them. The campus has a wellstocked library and excellent learning and teaching spaces, a fully equipped theatre and workshops, plus media and music suites. Its IT facilities include open access areas and rooms where students can do group work. The Sports Centre has a Health and Fitness Suite, swimming pool and a multi-purpose dance studio. To make life easier for you, Students Services and the Students’ Union, both sources of help and advice, have their own buildings so you know exactly where to go when you need them. The eye-catching new Learning and Teaching building, with its stunning views of the town and countryside, has

The cost of living in halls, which includes all utility bills, is very affordable. If you choose to live on campus, you will be given your own room for the duration of the academic year so you won’t have to move out during holiday periods. All rooms have Internet access so you can bring your own laptop or PC. Carmarthen attracts students from around the globe and offers opportunities to explore. There is a well-established study abroad scheme with partnerships in the US, Canada, China and Europe, and a dedicated team to provide you with the support and guidance you need should you wish to take part. UWTSD’s Carmarthen campus is close enough to the town to be part of it and yet has its own sense of community too. Shopping, entertainment and good transport links are just a few minutes away.

Known widely as Wales’ oldest town, charming Carmarthen is swathed in history and mystery, not least Arthurian legend. According to some versions of the tale, the wizard Merlin was born in a cave outside the town. The story goes that when the tree dubbed Merlin’s Oak fell, so would the town so pieces of its timber are secured in its museum. Now there is a new tree growing in its place on the corner of Oak Lane and Priory Street. It is symbolic, perhaps, of the way Carmarthen values and respects its history and yet is looking to the future – just as we do at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The town retains many of its historic buildings and monuments while new developments bring fresh life to its streets. Carmarthen has a lot to offer students. There are restaurants, bars and nightclubs as well as historic pubs, small shops and big chain stores, supermarkets and a market hall selling some of the best local produce in Wales. Major high street stores have set up shop in the redeveloped town centre, St Catherine’s Walk, situated on the former cattle mart site. There is plenty of history to see in and around Carmarthen. Even its tourist information office is housed in the ruins of a Norman castle overlooking the River

Tywi. It is one of many castles around the county, from coastal Langhorne, Llansteffan and Kidwelly to Dryslwyn and Dynefor with their river views and the hilltop magnificence of Carreg Cennen in the Brecon Beacons. Carmarthenshire and its neighbouring counties are for good reason popular holiday destinations. Our sports students make the most of the area’s coast, rivers and countryside. There are long sandy beaches at Cefn Sidan and Pendine, wonderful walks at Pembrey Country Park, theme parks and pretty seaside villages to visit. If you fancy seeing more of Wales and the UK, Carmarthen has good transport links. Swansea is less than an hour by train, Cardiff and London, which both have international airports, are just around two and five hours away. Carmarthen is a great place for creatives with such a variety of different places to see and visit. While it is surrounded by countryside in every direction, it also has a busy town centre with lots of different activities and events taking place all the time. The town has a rich history, being the oldest in Wales. There are art galleries, a museum, a castle and plenty of beautiful peaceful places for walks. The town centre is just a short distance from beaches and mountains and there is even a steam railway just a few miles away.

4. Watch a film at the Vue Cinema 5. Enjoy a production at the Lyric Theatre 6. Listen to a band at The Parrott live music venue 7. Chat with friends at an independent coffee shop, cocktail or gin bar 8. Take in the scenery of stunning Pembrokeshire and the Brecon Beacons 9. Browse around the independent shops and boutiques 10. Visit the town’s historic sites, such as the castle and amphitheatre Amy Watler-Thomas 2nd Year Film and Media Student


Student Support Carers – students with care responsibilities

Our dedicated carers’ champion can advise on financial and practical help available at the university, the practicalities of studying and time and workload management.


As well as providing general advice and support there is financial support available to full-time and part-time undergraduate students not in receipt of the Childcare Grant or Child Care Tax Credits.

International Student Support We also have an International Student Support Officer who provides pastoral support for international students.

Counselling & Mental Health

We have professional counsellors on each main campus, links with specialist agencies and information on accessing support as well as professional mental health advisers and specialist mentors.

Learning support

We offer support for any disabled student. There is screening and assessment for specific learning differences available, help to claim Disabled Students’ Allowances, a team of specialist staff including a Learning Support Coordinator and Disability Adviser on each main campus.


We encourage you to register with a local medical practice when you arrive at the University. The University works collaboratively with St Peter’s Surgery in Carmarthen in providing healthcare provision for our students.

Returning to study & part-time study

Help and advice on choosing the right course, and the application process, is available from experienced staff.

For more information visit: uwtsd.ac.uk/student-services

Financial support & advice

There is a dedicated student finance officer on each main campus. There are scholarships, bursaries and a university hardship fund plus practical advice on managing your money. 84


Your path to University of Wales Trinity Saint David via UCAS Applying for a place at university is a big decision and choosing where to spend the next three years can seem daunting. We provide a clear and flexible applications process which lays out the key dates and deadlines, offers opportunities to visit our campuses, meet tutors and to gain experience of what it’s like to study here. We’re with you every step of the way.

Take some time to think about your options, where and what you might like to study.

Things to think about: • Proximity to home • Class sizes • Cost of living • Campus – what’s on offer • Student experience surveys If you’re ready, you can start your application on the UCAS website.


Narrow down your choices and research your shortlist, go along to Open Days, Taster Days and ask the questions which are important to you. Work on your application for submission before January.

A-level results day brings some applicants results they weren’t expecting. We are happy to hear from you

Our new students arrive in late September and receive the warmest of welcomes. We pride ourselves on the range of support available and the friendly environment, offering a close-knit teaching and learning experience.

New Year

You can apply for student finance from February.



during Clearing.

The UCAS deadline for applications is January 15th. Don’t worry, you can still apply after this date but would be considered a ‘late applicant’.

Over the summer


June You should have submitted your application before 30th June or you will automatically enter the Clearing process in August.

We welcome students from all age groups and a wide variety of backgrounds. Don’t let the length of time since last study deter you. We pride ourselves on providing a uniquely supportive teaching and learning environment. If you would like to discuss making an application or have any questions about the process, visit: uwtsd.ac.uk/contact-us

All applications to study for a full-time undergraduate degree programme or Higher National Diploma at UWTSD are made through UCAS (unless otherwise indicated) using Apply - an online application system available at: www.ucas.com/apply 87

Fees & Finance

Part-time Undergraduate Students Tuition fees

How to Apply for Financial Support (UK/EU Applicants)

Full-time Undergraduate Students from Wales or the EU (except the rest of UK) Tuition fees

Full-time Undergraduate Students from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland Tuition fees

Part-time undergraduate fees are structured in a very different way to full-time fees. You will be required to pay per module of study. Please visit our website or contact the University for information about fees and the financial assistance available for part-time students.

Additional help

It’s really important that you apply as soon as possible for financial support for your studies, as this will help ensure that you receive any support you are entitled to in good time. To find out more about how and when to apply please contact the agency for the area in which you live now for full details.

Welsh Funding

Maintenance loans

Students normally resident in Wales can apply to Student Finance Wales for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant (WGLG). Further information is available on the Student Finance Wales website: studentfinancewales.co.uk

You can apply for a student maintenance loan to cover your remaining living expenses.

Maintenance loans You can apply for a student maintenance loan to cover your remaining living expenses.

Tuition fee loans You can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover your tuition fees. This is paid directly to the University.

Special support grant The Special Support Grant replaces the Welsh Government Learning Grant in certain circumstances. It can help with extra course-related costs such as books, equipment, travel, or childcare.

Tuition fee loans You can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover your tuition fees. This is paid directly to the University.

Extra Loan The Extra Loan replaces the Maintenance Loan in certain circumstances. It can help with extra course-related costs such as books, equipment, travel, or childcare.

International Students Full-time Undergraduate Students from outside the EU

Tuition fees Students living outside the EU are normally expected to pay their own tuition fees. For information about fees please visit our website: uwtsd.ac.uk/finance/ tuition-fees

Supplementary Allowances Additional funding is available to students in particular circumstances, including if you are disabled or have dependants, eg Childcare Grant, Parents’ Learning Allowance. The University provides help with applications for the Disabled Student’s Allowance, the Non-Medical Helper’s Allowance and the Equipment Allowance where appropriate.

Money Advice Service The University runs a money advice service to help you manage your money including advice on setting and keeping to a budget so that you avoid financial difficulties.

Please contact Student Services for more details: Carmarthen Tel: +44 (0)1267 676830 Lampeter Tel: +44 (0)1570 424722 Swansea Tel: +44 (0)1792 481123

Here’s the list of contacts for each part of the UK and the European Union: Wales

Student Finance Wales Tel: 0300 200 4050 www.studentfinancewales.co.uk


Student Finance Direct Tel: 0300 100 0607 www.gov.uk/student-finance


Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) www.saas.gov.uk SAAS Tel: 0300 555 0505

Northern Ireland

Student Finance NI Tel: 0300 100 0077 www.studentfinanceni.co.uk


Student Finance England www.gov.uk/apply-for-studentfinance Tel: 0141 243 3570

*The information provided here is correct at the time of writing but you should check the relevant websites above or speak to a student finance adviser. Up-to-date information will also be posted on our website as it becomes available. Fees are payable at the beginning of the course, or alternatively you can arrange to pay in two instalments. Contact the University Finance Office on 01267 676704 to arrange this option.



Another EU Country

Welsh-medium/Bilingual Scholarships

You may get support for tuition fees on a similar basis to UK students but you will not be eligible to apply for a Student Loan or Supplementary Grants.

These are University scholarships for credits successfully completed through the medium of Welsh or bilingually. Modules must be a minimum 50% bilingual. In addition, Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol offers additional scholarships for studying a degree through the medium of Welsh. For further information, visit: www.colegcymraeg.ac.uk

For an application form for help with tuition fees, please contact: Student Finance Services non-UK Team Student Loans Company PO Box 89 Darlington County Durham England DL1 9AZ Tel: +44 (0)141 243 3570 Call the Student Finance team on: Carmarthen Tel: +44 (0)1267 676830 Lampeter Tel: +44 (0)1570 424722 Swansea Tel: +44 (0)1792 481123

Internships After you commence your undergraduate course, you may be able to apply for a bursary to help support you when undertaking voluntary work experience relevant to your course or chosen career path during the summer holidays.

Child Care Bursaries Financial support is potentially available for those students unable to access the Child Care Grant.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Residential Bursaries

The University has a number of scholarships and bursaries available to provide extra support for students. All scholarships and bursaries are subject to making a successful application through Student Services on each campus. Some examples of the scholarships and bursaries available include:

A number of means-tested residential bursaries are available to full fee-paying undergraduate students.

Faculty scholarships Each Faculty offers a range of scholarships to support students in a number of priority areas. See website for further details uwtsd.ac.uk/bursaries

Departmental scholarships

International students The University offers a range of awards for international students including scholarships, internships, and an exceptional circumstances fund which provides assistance for international students experiencing financial difficulties. Please visit our website for more information about our scholarships and bursaries as the information above is subject to change: uwtsd.ac.uk/bursaries

A number of scholarships are available for undergraduate students in all academic areas:



Open Days

Contact details

We look forward to Meeting you

Dr Brett Aggersberg Film & Media b.aggersberg@uwtsd.ac.uk

Keep in touch

Stacey Jo Atkinson Theatre Design & Production s.atkinson@uwtsd.ac.uk


Lynne Seymour Acting / Theatre Directing lynne.seymour@uwtsd.ac.uk

UWTSD Filmmaking & Adventure Filmmaking

Book a place on one of our open days or visits days. We have taster days too – and here is a taste of our open day menu. Find our more and keep up to date with what is on offer through our website and social media.

Open Days and Visit Days Attending an Open Day is an excellent way for you to find out about the university and the programmes. They provide an opportunity for you, and your family, to ask questions and to ensure that you are making the right decision by: • Meeting the academic staff to discuss course options, entry requirements and learning what your course will entail. • Talking to our finance officers and learning about the costs of Higher Education and the financial support available. You may also discuss your individual situation. • Meeting our Learning Support Team to discuss any special learning support that you may require. • Touring our campuses, our superb facilities, and viewing accommodation. • Meeting current students and talking to them about their experiences of life at the university.


If you live outside the area, you will also get an opportunity to get to know the town and the region in which your chosen campus is located. Although we encourage prospective students to visit during Open Days, our admissions officers will do their best to accommodate visits at any time during the year.

Book a place at our next Open day: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/visitus Get a taste of life as a student at UWTSD Carmarthen at a Creative Carmarthen Taster Day: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/visitus/taster-days

Jonathan Pugh Dance J.Pugh@uwtsd.ac.uk Jonathan Pugh Applied Drama j.Pugh@uwtsd.ac.uk

Film & Media


Performing Arts @UwtsdPerformingarts @UWTSD_Perf_Arts UWTSD_Perf_Arts Applied Drama @performswansea uwtsd_applieddrama


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Explore Creative Carmarthen discover our range of Performing Arts and Film and Digital Media degrees offered on the UWTSD Carmarthen campus....

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