Through performance you can become anyone, anywhere, at anytime. All our performance degrees equip you with a great balance of practical activity, live performances and theory, and are designed to give you the skills to build your career.
Artists, scriptwriters and directors get to ask the big questions, challenge ideas and structures, and explore why we do what we do. They can express ideas and create new ways of looking at the world.
Studying at the heart of Cardiff, degree study in drama and performance at the University of South Wales could be the key to your future.
In the last REF, 65% of our Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts Research was rated either internationally excellent or world-leading.
Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our Drama and Performance courses and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.
Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.
USW Cardiff is a creative hub. It boasts a 160-seat auditorium with a sprung stage floor and full lighting rig. Students also have access to our dance studios and drama spaces, four black box studio theatres and two professional film studios.
The flexible nature of our drama and performance degrees means that you can focus on your interests and career goals. Our modules allow you to study theatre, film, television and radio, acting, directing, theatre and performance histories and theories, voice and movement and everything in-between.
Studying in Cardiff means you’ll have world-class venues and production companies on your doorstep, including the headquarters of BBC Wales, a major centre for production in the UK (Dr Who, Torchwood), Bad Wolf, National Theatre Wales and the Welsh National Opera amongst others. Look forward to being surrounded by countless opportunities during and after your course!
Each year we take time to celebrate the work of our Faculty of Creative Industry students through a festival called 'Gradfest'.
This dedicated festival is home to project work, blogs, videos, social posts and so much more from our Performance students.
Take a look at what our students have worked on over the past year or so by viewing the Gradfest 2020 Performance website page.
USW Cardiff is based in the heart of the city centre, with major studios and creative agencies within easy reach including BBC, Wolf Studios, S3 Advertising and Golley Slater.
Meet friends for life, join clubs and societies, experience campus life, benefit from a huge array of facilities and equipment and study a course that will shape the rest of your life.
Employability is at the heart of everything we do. Our students have the opportunity to take part in live projects, industry masterclasses, briefs and practical placements. Our partnership with Screen Alliance Wales has resulted in students working on leading TV productions.
In addition to teaching essential technical skills for industry, we ensure students are adept in creativity, problem solving and innovation. With emphasis on ‘problem-led’ learning, we want to ensure that every student is creative-on- demand and job-ready.