Gives the opportunity to work with a professional practitioner/ artist relevant to professional level UK and international contemporary practice. You will work as an ensemble to develop interdisciplinary work for public performance. This work will enable you to develop artistic and collaborative strategies and methodologies.
Research into Performance
Engages specifically with critical, theoretical and methodological approaches to research into performance. It addresses strategies and methods used by practitioner-researchers; critical vocabularies; ethics; the purposes and contexts of research and the perspective of the researcher.
Develops an approach to the study of performance in relation to a range of perspectives from C20 and C21 practitioners, theorists and philosophers. Areas of study are approached from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Enables you as an artist to re-investigate your creative processes in studio/laboratory contexts. The module considers issues and practices key to current performance making
Taught modules that you can choose to study are:
Education and the Arts
Explores arts education in both formal and informal educational settings. It is concerned with dialogic relationships between education and the arts in a range of contexts including schools, arts and cultural organisations and community settings.
Gives you the opportunity to engage in a valuable learning experience in an environment of your choosing external to the University. Examples of placements might include work within an arts administration, marketing, a teaching/pedagogic context, or with a particular company or practitioner.
Allows you to pursue a programme of self-directed study, which will be agreed with an individual supervisor via a learning contract. You can choose a relevant research topic to focus on, which further develops you as an independent practitioner or scholar.
Digital Media in Festival and Events
Focuses on the managing of local and community events using digital media arts. You will look at general practices and specific events, as well as the nature of local and community digital media art, in the globalised media world. You will be encouraged to critically analyse and apply theories of Cultural and Commercial Events Management.
Explores the ways in which artists of all artistic and media disciplines are engaged in the use of public spaces and the notion of place making, with a focus on the UK experience. It considers the emergent patterns of major events and festivals alongside the need to market places in competition with each other.
Cultural Policy and Planning
Provides definitions of cultural policy and explores its frameworks and applications. You will gain an understanding of instrumentalism, and will be encouraged to debate the uses of cultural resources across policy areas.
Enables you to undertake independent study and research into an area directly related to your course of study and to produce either practical work with accompanying written documentation, or an all written submission.
Work Based Projects
Provides the opportunity to develop and demonstrate skills acquired from modules on the programme, in a practical context – for example work within an arts administration, marketing, teaching/pedagogic context, or with a particular company or practitioner.