Skip to main content Skip to navigation

TH965 - Theatre Auditoria, Sensory Perception, Regulation & Legislation

  • Module code: TH965
  • Module name: Theatre Auditoria, Sensory Perception, Regulation & Legislation
  • Department: School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will extend the students’ understanding of the interior of performance venues. Approaches will include an analysis of modes of perception and their implications. It will consider individual elements in the design of auditoria in terms of the ways in which these elements trigger multi-sensory responses through light, sound, smell and touch. The module will go on to address legal issues that have a direct bearing on the construction and operation of performance venues.

Principal learning outcomes

Students will gain a theoretical knowledge of the relationship between auditorium design and human perception and experience, understanding more fully the range of multisensory factors that can influence an audience’s experience in an auditorium through the use of advanced software to experiment with auditorium design. They will also be equipped to handle the key components of legislation in relation to performance venues.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 week redisential

Departmental link

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: TH965-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Theatre Consultancy (W4PF) - Year 2