Drama Theatre and Performance Studies
This degree provides you with a breadth of understanding of theatre and performance around the world, a heightened socio-political awareness, a thorough grounding in rigorous approaches to performance-making and writing.
Below is a small sample of modules taught on our courses.
Encountering Theatre: Performances in a Global Context (first year module)
In this module, we attend a range of theatre shows across London, seeing a selection of current performances, involving a range of genres and styles, and discuss them in class. The module aims to develop students’ skills in theatre analysis. In addition to analysing the performances themselves, the module considers critical questions, inviting students to think about the audience’s role in the theatre and what it means to write about theatre from the position of the spectator.
Engaging Performance (second year module)
The module is designed as an introduction to the field of Performance Studies, and engages critically with a wide range of artistic, cultural and social phenomena. The module develops student confidence and competence with regard to independent and collaborative study. Students will explore the ways in which performance, in both its theatrical and non-theatrical forms, is bound up with issues of ideology and representation.
Work Placement (third year module)
This module enables final-year students to undertake a sustained work placement with an arts organisation, alongside which they will conduct supervised independent research into the work of the organisation. It gives students the opportunity to utilise and extend the skills, knowledge and methodologies acquired during their previous study, and to apply these to hands-on work experience gained in a relevant organisation.