Drama and Theatre studies with International Politics at Aberystwyth University allows you to explore the historic and established forms of what drama, theatre and performance can be now and in the future, alongside a subject that assist you with developing a comprehensive understanding of global politics. This degree 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. The department of International Politics is ranked in the top 40 in the world for academic reputation. (QS, 2017). The Drama, Film and Television department is vibrant and creative space where drama and theatre, film and media, and scenography and theatre design collide. Aberystwyth University was the first University in the world to establish a department for International politics. We have been teaching and inspiring since 1919. You will be taught by lectures who are enthusiastic, committed in providing you with an outstanding and dynamic learning environment. 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. You will benefit from 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. The department of Theatre, Film and Television has close links with Aberystwyth Arts Centre, one of the largest arts centres in Wales, which regularly presents national and international theatre and dance work. Graduates from our department have pursued careers in: The Civil Service; Security Service; Government Research department; Acting and Performing; Script writing; Designing; Public Affairs; Education; Social Research.