This degree allows you to study Theatre and Performance together with Film. In common with the other degrees offered by the School of Creative Studies and Media, this degree is structured around a balance between theory and practice. On the Theatre side of your degree you will have the opportunity to study subjects such as the history of performance, national and international dramatic traditions, theatre and society, performance and identity, live performance, acting and performance skills, scriptwriting for theatre and television and screenwriting. In each case the study of different theoretical aspects of the discipline will be brought together with opportunities to create original performance pieces both as an individual and as a member of an ensemble. The BA in Film Studies with Theatre combines the study of these subjects with a critical investigation of topics such as the nature of the moving image, topics in film theory and the analysis of visual culture, as well as allowing you to take specialist film modules in areas such as America on Film, Film Authorship, Film Genre and French Cinema. With this degree you will have the option in your final year to produce either an individual dissertation or a piece of groupwork, both of which has performance-based options. Why choose Bangor University for this course? The School of Creative Studies and Media is unique in its close integration of academic and theoretical approaches with hands-on creative practice. Students in the School have the opportunity at all levels to combine a study of their chosen field with practice-based outcomes such as writing, performance, and media/digital media production. The School specialises in a number of key areas: Professional Writing and Journalism; Media and Digital Communication; Film Studies; Performance Studies; Creative and Media Practice. The School has research interests in all areas of Film Studies, with research programmes running in several key areas. We have excellent links with theatre companies, newspapers and the television industry. We also work with Technium CAST in Bangor, which focuses on visualisation-related technologies. Many members of staff in the School are practising professionals, who work on joint projects and act as consultants to industry. The School has a fully-equipped media centre with editing suites, production studios, media and digital media equipment available to students. Bangor has been the location of a number of festivals, and is the site of a range of Creative Industries conferences, video conferences and events. It is a regular site for visiting creative writers, filmmakers, journalists, designers, dramatists, new media makers and more, and encourages students to engage widely with their creative interests beyond the realms of the formal coursework. Sponsorship and scholarship opportunities are available on a competitive basis.