The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Warwick takes pride in its national and international reputation for research and teaching excellence. As a student, you’ll experience this first-hand.
Throughout your degree you’ll be taught by world-leading scholars, industry professionals and artists who are passionate about the power of theatre and performance.
You’ll explore how – at different historical moments, in various places – drama, theatre and performance has been used to share stories, forge communities, make a stand, help people to remember, to laugh, to feel, to understand more deeply, and to change things.
You’ll have the ability to shape your own distinctive degree, within a course that’s designed to empower you to make choices and steer your own path. After a foundational first-year in which you take four core modules balancing study and practice, the second-year and third-year are comprised largely of optional modules. You can select from a wide range of modules designed by our diverse team of specialist staff, whose international and interdisciplinary experience is represented within the curriculum. Our teaching grows out of the cutting-edge research and practice of our staff, with areas of expertise including applied and community theatres; theatre for social change; acting and performing; producing and administration; theatre history; Shakespeare in performance; street arts and performance in public spaces; popular, political and avant-garde theatres; forms of writing, directing and dramaturgy; theatre and national identities; contemporary British, Irish, European, and North American theatres; theatre in the African context; postcolonial and intercultural theatre and performance; theatre and representations of mental health; performing gender and sexuality; performance and cities; theatre production in digital environments, and video. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a placement with a company or organisation in the theatre and performing arts industry.
You’ll join a department that fosters a strong sense of community, and you’ll work as part of an ensemble with your peers to continually design, make, discuss and debate theatre and performance. As a member of our small (but perfectly formed) community, staff will see, understand and develop you as an individual, helping you to create a pathway through the course to achieve your ambitions.
Beyond the course, you’ll be encouraged to see work and to get involved at Warwick Arts Centre, one of the largest multi-artform venues in the UK that’s at the centre of our campus. You’ll also be able to join one or more of the many award-winning performance- based student societies at Warwick. This unique combination of our course, the professional environment of Warwick Arts Centre, and the practical experience in creating and producing work within student societies, helps to make our graduates so successful. With a diverse range of careers in the creative and cultural sectors and beyond, our extended family of alumni are testimony to the fact that the sky is your limit with a Theatre and Performance Studies degree from Warwick.
Dates and Times: 5.00pm - 7.00pm Wednesday 20th November 2019 OR 5.00pm - 7.00pm Tuesday 4th February 2020
Light refreshments will be provided. Students, teachers and parents most welcome.