Drama: Making Theatre aims to promote the development of contemporary theatre making in a programme that is built around the practice of creating new theatrical works. Working in collaboration with our industry partners, this professionally-focused course will offer students access to industry support and advice as part of their study.Programme ContentThe main principle that defines the programme is a focus on individual approaches and/or interest in research areas. Thus, individual students are able to pursue their own area of research/performance-as-research interest in the field, applying some of the generic skills that they will develop in the various taught modules.ModulesResearch Methods
Gateway to Independent Study
Ensemble Theatre Project
Advanced Performance Skills
Staging the Text
Advanced Theatre ProjectLearning and TeachingStudents are introduced to a range of advanced practical approaches to texts and performance from contemporary theatre practice in the introductory modules in Semester 1. The Research Methods module focuses on developing generic study skills and research methodologies. The other modules develop a range of contemporary strategies and approaches to text and the development of practice-based methodologies, which inform the development of the Advanced Theatre Project (where students will be placed in partner venues) and their final Independent Project. AssessmentThere is a variety of assessment within this programme, with both research and practical skills being developed towards student-led projects, which will take the form of producing new theatre works as well as a written dissertation or practice-led project.