Peter Doran Artistic Director, Torch Theatre
"In addition to accredited learning, there will be opportunities to benefit from the network of theatre companies that the Performing Arts Carmarthen team already has working connections with, for example; Mess Up The Mess, Mappa Mundi Theatre Company, Red Oak Theatre, Cardiff Fringe Festival, The Other Room and The Torch Theatre as well as the many freelance contributors that work with us each year."
"The new MA directing course is a welcome addition to the excellent creative arts courses already on offer at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Working alongside specialist tutors and industry professionals, the course offers excellent facilities and innovative experiences to students, which will act as a catalyst for a career within the theatre industry."
Ryan Plant – MA Directing - Year 1
"I chose UWTSD because I graduated back in 2017 from the BA Acting course, that course set me up for life after Uni well, but after a while, it was time for a new challenge, and who should pop up, but UWTSD! I chose the course because not only did it give me the opportunity to re-integrate into university life in a seamless way, it also gives me the opportunity to work with professionals and work very practically in the space. The course is very flexible which was a big factor for me having to work alongside the course!"
"I have really enjoyed getting my head back into the industry, having to read lots of different plays by lots of different play writes, getting to grips with various directorial techniques has been great! The best part is being able to then take what you’ve learnt, and apply it directly in the rehearsal room, having the space to experiment and find the way that works for you has been invaluable!"
"I chose Trinity Carmarthen because the campus has such a family feel, it's small, but big enough. You tend to know of the majority of the people you pass in the corridor which is great!"
"In the future, I plan to try my hand at theatre directing, but also, producing, assisting and managing! This course has helped reinstate the confidence in me to jump back into the industry, having that chance to lead rehearsals, to lead a team has really benefitted me! My organisational/preparation skills are only going to strengthen as I move through the course preparing me not only for industry jobs, but also managerial posts, and even the know how of creating my very own company!"