401–500 th
World University Rankings 2020
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Drama and Theatre Studies/International Politics

BA Drama and Theatre Studies / International Politics at Aberystwyth University allows you to explore the historic and established forms that have shaped drama, theatre and performance of present and future, alongside a discipline that will assist you in developing a comprehensive understanding of global politics. This course will allow you to encounter a wide range of critical and creative forms and practices whilst at the same time the opportunity to develop your capacity as an independent theatre-maker, thinker and scholar. **Why study Drama and Theatre Studies / International Politics at Aberystwyth?** The Department of Theatre, Film and Television is a vibrant and creative space where drama, theatre, film and media, and scenography and theatre design collide. You will be taught in the world’s first Department of International Politics, founded in 1919 after the end of World War I to help the world understand the world. You will be taught and mentored by lecturers who are enthusiastic and committed to providing you with an outstanding and dynamic learning environment. All students in the Department of International Politics have the opportunity to participate in our renowned ‘Crisis Games’; a three-day role-playing exercise in political, economic and diplomatic manoeuvre, developing negotiation and communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. The Department operates a prestigious Parliamentary Placement Scheme, enabling you to gain valuable experience working alongside an MP (House of Commons, Westminster) or an AM (Welsh Assembly, Cardiff) for a period of 4-6 weeks during the summer. During this time you will write reports and speeches, undertake research projects, and respond to constituency issues. There may be further opportunities for you to get involved in elections and various international issues. The Department of Theatre, Film & Television studies has superb facilities and resources for practical work: three rehearsal studios, each with flexible technical facilities; 2 large professionally-equipped studios with digital lighting rigs controlled via ETC Congo and Strand Lighting consoles, Yamaha and Soundcraft PAs, Sanyo AV systems and Strand lighting and two NXAMP; and costume and wardrobe facilities. Students also benefit from our close links with Aberystwyth Arts Centre, one of the largest arts centres in Wales, which regularly presents national and international theatre and dance work. The Department of International Politics is also home to Interstate, the oldest student-run international politics journal in the United Kingdom, providing a unique opportunity for you to publish your work (particularly advantageous if you wish to progress to postgraduate study) or gain valuable experience working as part of the editorial team. Stimulating student societies foster a strong sense of community within the department, offering a programme of political debates, visiting speakers, conferences and workshops, alongside numerous social activities such as an annual ball. This course is taught through the combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops. Our teaching is frequently mixed-mode, interrogating theory through practical investigation and practice through the lens of various theoretical perspectives. You will be assessed through formal and performed essays, written and practical examinations, critical and creative portfolios, practical productions, seminar presentations and group activities. Check out our website for full details on modules! **Graduates from our department have pursued careers in:** + The Civil Service; + Security Service; + Government Research department; + Acting and Performing; + Scriptwriting; + Set Design; + Public Affairs; + Education; + Social Research.