The majority of your time as a first-year student is spent in studio practice, developing practical skills while engaging with key theories and practitioners. Theoretical modules include lectures and seminars which actively involve you in discussion and debate. You take an interdisciplinary core and select from option modules in years two and three that allow you to specialise. In addition to timetabled contact time you carry out independent study rehearsing, researching, meeting with collaborators, completing assignments and preparing for the following 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. Weekly tutorials with academic staff provide a space for you to ask questions, discuss assignments and gain feedback.
You will develop subject-specific skills in 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, focusing on creating and managing new and innovative performance work. This encourages creative thinking, self-reflection, self-management and transferable skills that give you a competitive edge as a graduate.