The majority of your time as a first year student is spent in studio practice, developing practical skills whilst engaging with key theories and practitioners. Theoretical modules involve lectures and seminars, in which you are actively involved in discussion and debate. You take an interdisciplinary core, and can select from option modules at years two and three, that allow for specialisation. In addition to timetabled contact time, you carry out independent study time, rehearsing, researching, meeting with collaborators, completing assignments, and preparing for the next week’s classes.
Assessment is through coursework, including performances, class contribution, devising, presentations, essays, reflective writing, blogs and portfolios. There are no exams. You have regular tutorials with your Personal Year Tutor, who assists with pastoral care. In addition, academic staff provide tutorial time, which you utilise on a weekly basis, in order to ask questions, discuss assignments and gain feedback.
You will develop subject specific skills within performance, the creation of digital arts (including sound and image), movement, approaches to ‘text’ and knowledge of the creative industries. The course develops your creativity as an emerging performing artist, focussing on the creation and management of new and innovative performance work. This encourages creative thinking, self reflection and self management, and transferable skills which will give you a competitive edge as a graduate.