Taught by a diverse range of academics, practitioners, specialists and associate artists, this course is divided into five modules taken over three terms (if studied full-time).
Each module is designed to be flexible, requiring you to bring your own interests and projects to the assignments, while extending the boundaries of your current practice through self-reflection, research, analysis, and creative exploration.
This studio-based module explores and enhances the existing performance skills of each student with opportunities to experiment with new approaches and evolve your current techniques. As part of this highly practical module you will share your practice with your fellow students, opening yourself up to a critical analysis and deeper understanding of your own work while developing workshop techniques on a collaborative performance project.
This module examines research theories and methodologies that are of relevance to the Theatre Arts with particular focus on how to relate these methods and findings to your own practice. Through research seminars you will explore innovative movements within your field and examine the ways in which these can influence your own approaches to performance practice.
This module is flexibly designed to enable you to explore your individual practice in a range of academic and professional contexts. Through a combination of studio-based exploratory workshop sessions and independent research into your field, you will develop and evolve your practice to an advanced standard.
This module explores crucial contexts for developing and managing practical, work-related skills. With expert support from a wide range of career specialists and industry experts you will engage in national and/or international networking opportunities with the chance to set up work placements at various stages of your studies.
This final module is an opportunity for you to take all the knowledge, research and skills you have acquired in the preceding modules and apply them to an independent project which extends the boundaries of your practice, challenges your working methods, and allows you to test your ambitions. As part of this project you will develop and deliver an artistic presentation, providing a bridge between academic and professional practice that will dramatically enhance your career prospects and future education opportunities.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
These may take many forms and are usually studio-based, focused on the practical participation of a group of students with a tutor, guest practitioner or technician
A class of between 1 and 4 hours with one tutor or guest speaker. Some of this time may involve a presentation of information by the tutor or guest or by a student or group of students. The remainder is an opportunity for group discussion of the seminar topic(s)
Student-facilitated explorations where autonomy is required, although supervision may be offered to support the research. Methods explored may connect with those outlined in Workshops and Seminars, and connected to independent or group field-work
Group or individual visits to events off campus such as live performance, exhibitions, talks etc. which relate to the topics and practices under consideration
Sessions during which an individual or a small group of students discuss key topics, concepts, ideas and processes with a tutor. Tutorials are often closely linked to assessment tasks and commonly focus on individual work or involve small group discussions about group projects.