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Studying Drama, Theatre and Performance at Bangor

Interested in performing, directing, producing, writing and devising? Our seasoned theatre professionals will encourage you to express yourself to the full as well as giving you a solid grounding in the practical and theoretical aspects of the discipline.

Theatre at Bangor will offer you the opportunity to combine different theoretical aspects of the discipline with the chance to create original performance pieces both as an individual and as a member of an ensemble.

You will benefit from excellent facilities, including John Phillips Hall, a large performance space for rehearsal and performance work, and the brand new arts and innovation centre, Pontio, which includes a Studio for performance. It also features the 450-seat Theatre Bryn Terfel, the first space of its kind in the north-west of Wales, which regularly attracts world-class theatre productions.

Subjects covered included within Theatre include the history of performance, national and international dramatic traditions, theatre and society, performance and identity, live performance, acting and performance skills, as well as site-specific performance.

Our modules will:

  • Provide a thorough background in theatre and performance traditions and practices
  • Develop strong devising and collective creative skills
  • Nurture performance skills in a range of contexts (for camera, stage, in public spaces)
  • Foster critical thinking abilities for writing, making and watching performance

The broad range of other subjects studied at the school, including professional writing, journalism, and film, means that you will never be short of expertise to aid you in bringing your theatre performances to life.

Careers in the Theatre

Studying Drama, Theatre and Performance at Bangor can be your launchpad to a great career. We have excellent links with theatre companies, venues and artists.
89% of our graduates go on to work and/or study within six months of finishing the course (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education).
Our graduates have gone on to work in a range of roles, including: performance and the theatre (both on and behind the stage); creative writing; professional writing and publishing; print and/or broadcast journalism; as actors, presenters and in television programme production; advertising and marketing; radio (as presenters as well as in programme production); digital, web and new media production; multi-media industries; teaching; lecturing; and public relations.

Theatre Staff

Ffion Haf Evans has been lecturing and directing professionally in the theatre industry since 2011. She has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Young Vic, Shakespeare Globe, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Complicite, Frantic Assembly and Mike Alfreds. She teaches theatre practice and is always interested in connecting academic work with the professional industry and continues to work on a regular basis between the two.

Studying for an undergraduate degree in the School is a rich and stimulating activity. The emphasis here is on creative exploration and critical understanding.

If you choose practical modules, we have specialist resources to support media production work.

As well as our extensive loans service for equipment such as digital recorders, video cameras, stills cameras and more, we have a range of industry-standard facilities, including John Phillips Hall with a large performance space for rehearsal and performance work.

These facilities are available to you in addition to the University resources which you have access to as one of our students.

Our new multi-million pound Pontio centre is a major social hub for students as well as an international centre for learning, innovation and the performing arts.