Theatre and Performance at De Montfort University - UCAS

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Course summary

This course has a particular emphasis on supporting original practice which is responsive to the interests of a contemporary audience and our lived reality. Concurrently, it draws on the rich historical contexts and practices of both popular and experimental theatre and performance, reflecting on the past to better understand the future of these dynamic fields. Specialist areas within the team include devising; performer training; live art; popular theatre; immersive, interactive and participatory theatre; documentation; writing for performance; intermediality; adaptation, community theatre; and solo and collaborative performance making. Interdisciplinarity and collaboration are key to the ethos of the course, and you are encouraged to get involved in a wealth of extra-curricular and creative/research activities at DMU. The course has also been developed to maximise on DMU’s long-standing relationships with local, national and international organisations, theatre/performance companies, practitioners, and scholars. Key features

  • You can exit the course with a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate award depending on the credits you have successfully achieved.
  • Study a range of theatre and performance practices and their related contexts, enabling you to develop your own skills, style and areas of interest.
  • Explore innovative creative, critical and conceptual models and ideas, taught by our internationally recognised staff who are practising artists and scholars.
  • DMU is recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts with exceptional facilities providing specialist studios and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for learning activities in theatre and performance.
  • Gain opportunities to work with industry or artist/researchers through our local, national and international connections and opportunities.
  • Our programme is designed to develop you to achieve your personal goals; whether it is to become a teacher or performer, start your own company, or pursue doctoral study.

Assessment method

Teaching strategies include staff-led workshops, lectures, seminar discussions, talks, theatre visits/field trips, and thought laboratories. The structure of the programme moves students from a more taught experience in Blocks 1, 2 and 3 to a greater blend of taught and independent study in Block 4; and finally, to a more fully independent study in Blocks 5 and 6 (full time students). Assessment is through ongoing coursework and there are no timed exams. Types of assessment include performance, presentation, performative/practical demonstration/workshop, creative portfolio, and written commentary/essay. Contact hours In your first two terms you will normally attend around 12 hours of timetabled taught sessions including lectures, tutorials and workshop and studio sessions each week, and be expected to undertake at least 23 hours of independent study each week. Your third term will be pre-dominantly self-directed (including meetings with your supervisor), during which you can expect to undertake 35 hours of independent study each week.

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in a related subject, such as Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Arts or Visual Arts. If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9435 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9435 Year 1
Scotland £9435 Year 1
Wales £9435 Year 1
International £15800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Theatre and Performance at De Montfort University - UCAS