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Research in Theatre and Performance-Making Practices

This practice-based module aims to familiarise you with research and global practices in contemporary theatre and performance-making in relation to the facilitation of social change, engagement with creative practice, social efficacy, and the impact of new technologies. You will participate in two units drawn from topics like:
• performance interventions
• autobiographical performance
• site-specific performance
• walk-about performance
• physical theatre
• community and/or applied performance
• sensory performance
• puppetry
• verbatim theatre
• new writing
• dramaturgy and adaptation
• embodiment and immersive theatre
• storytelling
• multi-media performance

You will engage in research-led investigation of these ideas involving both primary and secondary material, in and through performance and writing and will demonstrate your ability to research through practice, understand how different forms impact on research with, and for, different publics. You will also learn to communicate creative and critical ideas in various ways, and to initiate and sustain intellectual work and discussion.