"I remember when I came for my interview at UWTSD and being told by the end of the three years I would be out there setting up and running my own projects, and I didn’t believe that I would be able to – but then it did actually happen! I highly recommend BA Applied Drama for people who love performance but want to us it in a way that benefits people directly rather than it just being for entertainment."
"I found the Applied Drama course at UWTSD and realized this was perfect. I had the opportunity to learn how to work with people using my performing arts skills. Drama had given me confidence over the years and now I could learn how to pass that onto other people. One of the great things about UWTSD is it is like a community in itself. It is so friendly and everyone knows each other, and Swansea is a great place to live and study."
"Starting the Performing Arts Degree at UWTSD. It was quite literally one of the best decisions I have ever made. During my three years there I studied both practical performance and arts marketing. During my third year, I was lucky to be selected to perform in Simon Harris’ production The Elsinore Project (with Volcano Theatre) and also had a placement in the marketing department of Taliesin Arts Centre.
The support offered at UWTSD was excellent. The course was very friendly and the lecturers always had time for us – and were very understanding about those who had additional commitments. I had so many wonderful experiences and worked with some fantastic practitioners Although my passion was in performance, the lecturers also encouraged me to build up additional skills in arts marketing and community arts. They offered support to me and another graduate to set up a theatre company.
Since graduating I now work at UWTSD looking after their Creative Bubble initiative and manage some community engagement projects. I also work at a creative regeneration agency called Urban Foundry as a Project and Marketing Manager. The course gave me the confidence, new skills and contacts to make huge changes in my life. I also made some amazing friends and am still in contact with them today".
"BA Applied Drama is so much more than a performing arts course. I would never have believed when I started it the impact it would have on my life, I feel like I have truly changed, grown and developed so much as a person – in ways that I could never have believed possible when I started at UWTSD"
"Applied Drama is different from other courses because it is more practical – you learn whilst doing, meaning for me that I felt more prepared and employable."