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Theatre and Performance Studies



On a Liberal Arts pathway in Theatre and Performance Studies, you will be taught by world-leading scholars in the Theatre and Performance Studies Department, industry professionals, and artists who are passionate about the power of theatre and performance.

You will 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.

Why study the Theatre pathway?

In your Liberal Arts modules, you will be introduced to different ways of thinking about the relationship between cultural works and lived experience. You will consider how creative expressions connect to issues of individual, social and national identity. The Theatre and Performance Studies pathway will allow you to explore such questions in greater critical depth through the lens of theatre and other kinds of performance.

Teaching in the Theatre and Performance Studies Department grows out of cutting-edge research and practice, with areas of staff 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, video.

Modules

You may be interested in the following Theatre modules:

Please note:

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Liberal Arts: Principles and Praxis

1 - 2 0

Art and Revolution

1 - 3 30

Science, Society, and the Media

1 - 3 30

Qualitative Methods for Undergraduate Research

1 15

Pathway module

(related to Disciplinary Interest: Theatre and Performance Studies)

Terms

CATS

To proceed on this pathway you must study:

Theatre and Performance in Context

1 - 2 30

Optional module

Terms

CATS

Any approved optional module from the Liberal Arts Department or across the University 1 - 3 15

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Digital Literacy

Optional 1 10 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement

Certificate of Sustainability

Optional 3 2 workshops

An optional intercalated year abroad is available between your second year and final year.

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Consumption

1 - 3 30

Sustainability

1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Disciplinary Interest: Theatre and Performance Studies)

Terms

CATS

A choice of approved modules offered by Theatre and Performance Studies

1 - 2 60

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Coaching Practice

Optional 2 5 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement
Presentation at an undergraduate conference such as the International Conference of Undergraduate Research Optional 3  

Liberal Arts core module

Terms

CATS

Dissertation

1 - 3 30

Pathway module

(related to Disciplinary Interest: Theatre and Performance Studies)

Terms

CATS

A choice of approved modules offered by Theatre and Performance Studies 1 - 2 90

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