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Transcript: Theatre and Performance Studies Pathway

Liberal Arts students embarking on the Theatre and Performance pathway begin their journey with the core first-year module, Theatre and Performance in Context, considering some of the key conceptual and artistic frameworks that have shaped theatres. You will investigate how Theatre and Performance can inform understandings of wider society, whether it be politics, cultures, and identities. You will explore the socio-political and cultural contexts in which particular theatre and performance events and practices emerge and examine how politics and culture intersect with the study of theatre and performance.

In your second year, your studies are split equally between Liberal Arts and modules in Theatre and Performance. We offer both full year and one term modules, seminar-based and practical, in which your interests will be driven by the knowledge and enthusiasm of our staff. Subjects in recent years include African Theatre, Writing for Performance, Audience Development, Community Theatre, Social Abjection, and Immersive Practices.

Our specialist spaces include two fully equipped performance studios and a media lab where you will be able to realise work, both towards your degree and as part of the vibrant theatre society culture at Warwick.

The third year invites you to explore further the ways in which theatre and performance both requires us to consider who we are and provides the means to articulate what we might aspire to be. Modules exploring topics such as Gender and Sexuality, Intercultural Performance, Applied Theatre and Acting, challenge and provoke you to participate in shaping the world beyond your degree. Alongside your Liberal Arts dissertation, you may choose to undertake a practice-based research project, culminating in practical realisation in your final term.

Theatre and Performance at Warwick is a small, friendly, and inclusive community that thrives on the commitment and generosity of its students and staff. If you would like to know more then follow the links that we are really hoping exist somewhere near this video and we will be happy to answer any questions.