About the school
Welcome from the Head of School
The School of Creative Arts is a vibrant and creative community for staff and students, visitors and alumni alike. The School has international and professional connections that our students can access to further their ambitions, experimentation and development of their creative talents whether it be in art, design, humanities, creative media, performing arts or the written word.
Our focus on realising live connections between student work, society and the creative industries is evidenced in our employability credentials and awards.
The School believes in the transformative power of combining creativity and education to change lives and we encourage our students to move around the School to cross-over into other related disciplines – this is a vital skill in the modern world.
Art & Design
Art and Design subjects are based mainly within the traditional home of the former North Wales School of Art and Design building at Regent Street where there is a blend of traditional studios and modern technological areas.
You can choose to study undergraduate degrees in fine arts, applied arts, film and photography, graphic design, animation, games design and illustration and whilst studying you will have access to the technical workshops in design, 3D, print and also the latest technology in our Centre for the Creative Industries just down the road on the main campus at Plas Coch. Live project work and meaningful research is what makes our students more and more employable.
You also have the opportunity to study postgraduate degrees, with taught masters of arts programmes and research degrees as masters of philosophy and doctors of philosophy.
So whether you are seeking employment or higher levels of study Arts and Design offers you an exciting future.
Many creative courses require a portfolio of work as part of your application. Read our blog about how to develop your portfolio for some helpful tips from SCA.
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Creative Media Technology
Creative Media Technology comprises mainly BSc courses in TV, radio, sound and music technologies.
All housed within our Centre for the Creative Industries these courses provide a rich and immersive experience exploring current and emerging technologies relating to creative media production, and how this can be used to create output for many applications. This vital experience, which includes live projects, is what makes our graduates highly desirable in the world of work in creative media technology, developing the theory of live sound installations, journalism, copywriting, advertising and all of the many other media areas.
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Whether you choose to specialise or divide your studies between the complementary subjects of history, English and creative writing you will enjoy investigating the past as well as the present and the future.
Reading and discussing books and ideas will come to life through our excellent teaching. Giving you opportunities for stimulating studies on a variety of themes including medieval Welsh, British and European history, the renaissance, modern history and the social, political and cultural context of writing whether it be for poetry, screen, stage or just the pleasure of it.
You will become an informed, dynamic and fine-tuned thinker and writer, as you open up a wide range of career opportunities.
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Journalism & Media
Budding journalists can prepare themselves for a wide range of roles within the media industry, with courses that will equip you with diverse, multimedia skills which lend themselves to a range of careers.
Our innovative journalism and media degrees deliver an inspiring combination of theoretical knowledge and practice-based training that will make you employable across the media industry. Our experienced lecturers are media professionals drawn from broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, new media and public relations. There is an impressive range of modern facilities on-site including a state-of-the art TV production studio, an FM community radio station and well-equipped multimedia rooms complete with an extensive Apple Mac suite.
Housed in the Terry Hands Studios and the Catrin Finch Centre, performing arts here in the School of Creative Arts combines the three dynamic areas of TV, theatre and performance.
Our teaching combines applied drama productions with regular public performances and live links with professional theatre as well as workshops and masterclasses. These unique experiences include work with local schools community groups and public sector organisations.
You will learn all you need to know about vocal, movement and physical theatre skills with the opportunity to choreograph for departmental productions. These opportunities will help you to meet the broad range of demands in the creative industries today.
The dedicated teaching team with professional backgrounds in theatre, television and performance will expose you to their own professional networks.
If you are interested in one of our courses or you would like more information please call 01978 293439 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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