Over the years, Drama has been one of the most popular subjects for Welsh medium study, and studying the subject now gives you as a student the opportunity to interpret many different aspects. The courses give you the opportunity to explore the practical and theoretical aspects, and often you can choose to focus on a specific aspect of a practical or theoretical position.
There are practical sessions and classes on playwriting, various approaches to performing, directing and producing, as well as theatre design and technology. You’ll also be given the opportunity to study textual drama, the history and development of the theatre alongside its social and community role, as well as various aspects of the theatre throughout the world.
In recent years, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s collaborative opportunities in this area have included scriptwriting modules, a play reviewing course, a student conference, along with a Theatre Directing course. This year, Wales’s Drama students will participate in MAP (Students! Innovation!! Performing!!!), the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s theatre festival, which will allow you to showcase your work on a national stage.
After graduating, you can go on to work as a freelancer or as a member of a permanent or touring company, whether as a writer, screenwriter, actor, director or producer. Your bilingual skills will also mean you can work in Welsh or in English, which will double your opportunities as you embark on your career.
Information about courses:
University of South Wales
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
The Careers Wales website has general information about pursuing a career in Theatre.
If you are interested in ‘behind the scenes’ work, check out this page.
If you are interested in performing, there is further information on this page: