This course addresses the historical, political, theoretical and ethical issues of applied theatre and develops your ability to contextualise, critique and create. Our aim is to prepare students to be collaborative, responsive, imaginative, politically engaged and culturally aware artist practitioners. The course is aimed at newly'emerging practitioners with a background in theatre, education, activism or social change, as well as at more established practitioners who want to reflect, refresh and develop their skills. We actively encourage the sharing of skills and expertise among our multi'national group of students. We prioritise applicants with some experience in the arts, education, activism or social care, and it is rare that we take applicants directly from their first degree. Together we explore the ways in which theatre and performance is created by diverse groups of people in a variety of community, social and educational settings: in schools or on the streets, in children’s homes and elderly care, in conflict zones, conferences, crèches and youth clubs, pupil referral units and prisons, women’s refuges and refugee centres, hospitals and hostels – anywhere groups of people meet and interact.
Practical workshops; histories, theories and contexts seminars; complementary contextual lectures; placement and professional development. Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.
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- You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject. You might also be considered if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. If you are offered a place on this programme you will need to satisfy the Fitness to train criteria. If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test) to study with us.