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BA in Writing for Broadcasting, Media and Performance (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Broadcast Journalism

Course Description

Whether you’re interested in writing for television, radio or live theatre, this degree is designed to develop your practical writing skills in a vibrant and conducive environment.

You will gain a firm grounding in how to write across platforms and for different audiences, developing your understanding of fundamental techniques and cultivating your confidence. Our team of experts will fire your imagination, enhance your critical thinking and prepare you for a career as a professional writer. 

  • You will be taught by our internationally recognised staff whose expertise includes: strong professional reputations for writing for continuing television drama (e.g. Hollyoaks), radio drama, adaptations and play-writing, along with expertise on British and Irish Drama.
  • We are a vibrant and creative department where theatre, film, television, media and drama collide.
  • Students on this course are taught through our unique combination of creative and critical approaches.
  • The Department has excellent connections with key industry partners such as the National Theatre for Wales, Music Theatre Wales, Quarantine Theatre Company and Theatre Genedlaethol Cymru.
  • In addition, we are also closely connected with the BBC, Tribeca Film Festival, S4C, the Edinburgh Film Festival, BAFTA, Avid, Fiction Factory, Arad Goch to name a few.
  • The University has close links with Aberystwyth Arts Centre, one of the largest arts centres in Wales, which regularly presents national and international theatre and dance work. 

Whether you’re interested in writing for television, radio or live theatre, this degree is designed to develop your practical writing skills in a vibrant and conducive environment. You will gain a firm grounding in how to write across platforms and for different audiences, developing your understanding of fundamental techniques and cultivating your confidence. Our team of...

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Course Content

In your first year you may explore:

  • Theatre in context;
  • Studying Film;
  • Writing for television Drama; 
  • Studying Television. 

In your second year you may discover: 

  • Writing for both Film and Television; 
  • Acting: the process and performance; 
  • Shakespeare in Performance; 
  • Media Industries: History and Policy;
  • Contemporary Television Drama;
  • Theatre and Contemporary Society. 

In your third year you may undertake: 

  • Script-writing;
  • Contemporary British and Irish Drama; 
  • Place, Space and Landscape; 
  • Children and the Media;
  • Stardom and Celebrity; 
  • Media in Wales.

In your first year you may explore: Theatre in context; Studying Film; Writing for television Drama;  Studying Television.  In your second year you may discover:  Writing for both Film and Television;  Acting: the process and...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120

A Levels BBB-CCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-MMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-26

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 A Levels BBB-CCC GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-MMM International Baccalaureate: 30-26 European Baccalaureate: 75%-65%...

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