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.
You may be interested in the following Theatre modules:
- Theatre in the Community;
- Mad, Bad, and Sad: Madness and Cultural Representation;
- Theatre and the Creative Industries;
- Politics and Performance: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.