Katy Keaveney, BA Acting student, recent graduate
“Choosing this course was the easiest decision ever. Arriving on campus, I instantly felt at home due to the warm welcome I received! Although auditioning can sometimes be a nerve wracking experience, I look back on that day fondly. It’s definitely when I fell in love with this campus!”
“The support given to students from lecturers and the university as a whole is excellent. The course really tailored to the current climate and helped students continue their studies during a very turbulent time. Constant open lines of communication to and from our lecturers was key for our professional careers to flourish.”
“Carmarthen is a lovely place to live, so get out and explore! Join local groups and meet people not only within the university but the locals as well!
“We were very lucky to be able to work with other creatives on campus and create contacts in the professional industry. Wales is my second home and I plan to continue to work within the industry and pass on whatever knowledge I can to a younger generation.”
William Kingshot, BA Acting student, recent graduate
"As I visited UWTSD on my audition day, I instantly felt supported by the students and staff of the Acting course which made me warm towards this Uni as a whole. It’s a small, safe environment on Campus and I felt at ease straight away".
"I love this course as we get to work with various industry professionals and get to experience how it feels working out in the industry. As well as that, we get to experience a wide range of different modules, allowing us as Actors to identify what field we would like to go into in the future. It’s super exciting and really challenges you as a Performer".
"As it’s such a small campus, it’s easier to meet new people and make new friends. Having various Societies and SU activities, it allows you to meet new people whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, making it safe for every individual".
"The ‘independent project’ we’ve done this year has really allowed me to work independently, working on myself as a ‘creative’ and experiencing new stuff such as writing and directing, not just Acting. This module alongside the others has allowed me to identify what I want to work as in the future, which is an Actor, Writer and Director, which isn’t what I thought three years ago. I’m super grateful we’ve been given an opportunity to do our own ‘projects’ as this has helped me realise what I want to do next".
Ahne Hovdhaugen, from Norway
"I am very pleased with both my course (BA Acting) and Carmarthen as a campus and as a town.
"The course is very well laid out, and the lecturers are amazing! Being taught by industry professionals is priceless!
"I like that the course is very practical, but also still values written work as a part of the assessment. I feel very 'seen' both by my lecturers and by the University as a whole. Everyone is super lovely and helpful, and I don’t regret applying for this University at all!
"Carmarthen as a town is very safe, welcoming, and not too big for someone who is anxious about moving abroad or away from home. Everything you need is in walking distance, but the taxi drivers are also super lovely if you ever need a taxi ride!"
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