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Course summary

Do you dream of working with actors, screenwriters and directors to bring a production to life? Or perhaps you’re looking to star in your own radio show? Whatever your professional media goals, our performance and media degree is designed to give you the tools you need to achieve them. As you progress through your studies, you’ll have the chance to explore performance and media within a unique range of contexts, from radio production and performance, to scriptwriting, directing, producing and screen acting. You’ll also take part in video and drama projects led by professional directors and industry leaders. What’s more, your final year project will give you the opportunity to specialise in the area of media or performance that interests you most. So, whether your interests lie behind the camera or in front of the microphone, you’ll be creating cutting-edge media and live performance while building a portfolio of work to establish yourself as a professional. Take a look at some of the work our final year students have produced on this course. You will:

  • Study with highly skilled professional practitioners to create cutting-edge media and live performance in a vibrant city with a fantastic theatre, arts and music scene
  • Study a course which has produced household names such as Jason Manford, Steve Edge, Emma Atkins, Warren Brown, Erin Shanagher and Peter Kay
  • Have the opportunity to engage with the industry through networking, masterclasses and a suite of professional development opportunities
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Year one

  • Critical and Textual Studies
  • Performance in Context
  • Acting for Recorded Media
  • Acting Methods 1
  • Production Skills
  • Production Workshop
Year two
  • Performance Studies
A range of optional modules are offered, including:
  • Radio Performance and Production
  • Directing and Producing
  • Integrated Production Skills
  • Programme Production Techniques
  • Presenting
  • Singing
  • Comedy Writing and Performance
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Voice and Text
  • Comedy Improvisation Techniques
  • Introduction to Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Shakespeare In Performance
  • Introduction to Multimedia Performance
  • Theatre and Communities
  • Introduction to Theatre Directing
You will also choose either a Video Project or a Radio Comedy Project:
  • Video Project
  • Radio Comedy Project
Year three
  • Research Portfolio
  • Video Project
You will choose either a Dissertation or Practical Research Project:
  • Dissertation - Media and Performance
  • Practical Research Project
You will choose two of the following options:
  • Scriptwriting for TV and Film
  • Creative Techniques for Video Drama Production
  • Gender, Sexuality and Performance
  • New Trends in Theatre and Performance
  • Programme Production
  • Radio Acting
  • Renaissance Theatre Acting
  • Stand-up Comedy
  • TV Acting
  • TV Comedy
  • Documentary to Mockumentary
  • Theatre Directing
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  • Year 1

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