We focus on exploration, experimentation and creativity in contemporary performance as the fundamentals of our programme rather than following the more traditional and conventional approaches. We challenge our students to explore what performance is and what it can be in order to foster the creation of new ideas and new work.
Year 1 follows a carefully structured programme that focuses on the fundamental skills of vocal and physical expression and creativity, culminating in a final production.
Year 2 encourages the development of your skills as a creative performance practitioner. You will have contact with professionals who will encourage you to begin to develop your own creative voice and your ability to make exciting, original work.
Year 3 gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in making work, either in solo or ensemble projects. You will continue to develop your intellectual and practical skills as a performance maker, culminating in your final performance project.
Our students will explore the fundamentals of theatre and performance through specialist classes in voice, movement, theatre and text. Our staff are experts in their own specialist fields but we also work closely with visiting professionals who bring their own unique perspectives to bear in weekly delivery, in performances and in workshops and masterclasses. Our 'Unknown Pleasures' project brings notable theatre practitioners to campus to work on a professional project of their choosing with selected third year students.
Year 1 is a common foundation year with BA (Hons) Applied Drama
- Play & Creativity
- Digital Arts in Performance
- Challenge & Explore
- Voice & Body
- Create & Perform
- The Reflective Practitioner
- Practice as Research
- Introducing the Creative Practitioner
- Contemporary Performance Practice Project
- Boundaries of Performance
- Investigating Performance
- Advanced Practice
- Independent Creative Practitioner
- What Happens Next?
- Final Project (Practical or Written dissertation)
Modules are designed to give students an opportunity to acquire a solid understanding of theory and the opportunity to put their own ideas into practice. The modules ensure that you have a strong foundation in the core skills needed to work professionally and creatively.
Students will work with our core staff: