The BA (Hons) top-up degree is designed to respond creatively and flexibly to students with a broad range of academic and practical experience and knowledge, progressing from level 5.
Specialist lecturers, with significant industry experience, contribute to the delivery of the programme, using a variety of teaching methods and approaches including: practical workshops, studio work, rehearsals, traditional lectures, student collaboration and promotion.
The course aims to produce skilled and thoughtful actors/makers/creative agents, capable of contributing, either individually or as collaborators, to the creative industries, as well as employing their skills in a wide variety of presentational and interactive contexts.
This top-up degree is designed to be fluid and responsive, and as such we are able to respond to invitations, opportunities, commissions and projects as they arise. The course is designed to encourage the students to become autonomous theatre makers and broadcast actors, who alongside being able to secure employment in the field of theatre, broadcast and performance, are equally adept at creating their own work to fit the needs of the developing industry. Students become independent practitioners and are able to develop their practice and academic skills across a range of challenging and exciting projects. Students are immersed in applied practice throughout and are keenly aware of their role in developing wider audiences and participation in the city and beyond. This model has been designed to operate as closely as possible within ‘real world’ projects and processes.