University of Wales
Theatre Design & Production BA (Hons)
University of Wales

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our BA Set Design and BA Theatre Design & Production degree courses at UWTSD are practical, hands-on courses designed for people who are fascinated by the processes of exploring, creating and building designs, props, costume, lighting, sound and more; it is for people who want to design and make environments on stage and/or screen. The programme concerns itself with turning narrative and screenplay/scripts into 'sets', through carefully planned practical modules and expert tuition. The diverse nature of the courses means we go from the foundations skills right through to producing performances, films, and events.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 19 graduates of Theatre Design & Production BA (Hons) at University of Wales for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Stage Design.

Overall student satisfaction
63 /100
19 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Theatre Design & Production BA (Hons) at University of Wales

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Theatre Design & Production BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20000 £14500 £19500
25-75 percentile range £14000 - £22000 £8500 - £19000 £15500 - £22500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Stage Design

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £17966 £16476 £20157
25-75 percentile range £14890 - £22414 £11970 - £21294 £14870 - £25688

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Theatre Design & Production, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Theatre Design & Production BA (Hons) at University of Wales

20% Teaching Professionals
15% Sales occupations
15% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Caring personal services
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Animal care and control services
5% Media Professionals
5% Customer service occupations
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Assessment is carried out through coursework, both written and practical. There are no exams on this course. A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course which include: Performances/events Students regularly have opportunities to take part in performances/events, through which we can see growth and application of skills and knowledge. Regular tutorials We hold formal, and informal, tutorials throughout the degree. Each student can discuss their work with the module tutor or Programme Director during tutorials. We look at practical development, conceptual growth and future intentions. Presentations Presentations normally take place at the end of a module, exhibition or performance, in order to measure a student’s performance against assessment criteria. Process workbooks At level 4 & 5 students will document their process and practical work in a workbook which demonstrates their learning and individual pathway. At level 6, students may write about their work in blogs, forums and written tasks. Exhibiting work The nature of this varies within the context of the projects, the work to be assessed and the stage of the programme - it can range in formality from a public venue to the individual student’s desk space.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we ask for a portfolio from all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will also be considered.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Theatre Design & Production, BA (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Theatre Design & Production BA (Hons)

EU £9000 year 1
England UK £9000 year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 year 1
Scotland £9000 year 1
Wales £9000 year 1
Channel Islands £9000 year 1
International £13500 year 1

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

What students say about studying Stage Design in the UK?

  • Set Design, Film And Theatre - Why Is Production Design So Amazing?
  • The Surreal World of Set Designer Shona Heath
  • Set Designer Mimi Lien, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

About University of Wales

The University of Wales (UW) is a confederal university located in Cardiff, Wales. This university was the very first to exist in Wales, and now operates a highly rated research centre, the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. In addition, UW also has a centre used for studying and conferences in Gregynog, Newtown.

Where is this programme taught

Carmarthen
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