601–800 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB, United Kingdom

Theatre Making and Young People - Coventry University

The Theatre-Making and Young People BA will be structured around four key modules that have been designed in association with our industry partners. You will have the opportunity to learn core theatre skills in directing, devising, writing, and facilitation, and will study modules in which you examine the historical, political and social contexts in which young people’s theatre work is made, the formal and informal educational contexts for this work and the pedagogy that underpins it. You will be introduced to the work of key practitioners and theoreticians, alongside the work of contemporary artists who are developing theatre making with, by, and for young people today. The course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the rich ecology of the British theatre industry and there will be the opportunity to apply for work experience on a range of placements. It will offer a pathway that aims to equip you with the specialist skills, knowledge, and experience to enhance your employability and help you to pursue a career in participatory theatre-making with a distinct focus on Theatre in Education, Drama in Education, Theatre for Young Audiences, and Youth Theatre. **Year One** In the first year, you will have the opportunity to develop core foundation skills to ensure a clear pathway of development across the degree programme; you will be introduced to core theatre skills and the work and influences of key practitioners; in the second semester you will work with one of our associated Theatre Companies to explore methods used to dramatise real-life issues and stories and work as an acting company on a scripted piece that will introduce you to skills and techniques used in storytelling for an international audiences of young people. You may also have the opportunity to attend 'Crearc: Rencontres du Jeunes Theatre Europeen' a Festival of Young People’s theatre in Grenoble France and may attend workshops with international theatre directors, participate in an outdoor theatre event and work with youth theatre groups from across Europe (additional costs may apply). **Year Two** In the second year semester one, you will have the opportunity to work with one of our associated theatre companies to co-create a TIE show that will tour to local schools, and in the Shakespeare and Classical Theatre-Making module in semester two, you will work with a director from another of our associated companies to devise a pre-show performance to be performed by professional actors on a national tour. In the Writing for Performance module, you will have the opportunity to try out a variety of methods for developing scripts with, by, and for young people, and create your own script; and in the Community placement module you can gain work experience in a variety of professional contexts. In addition to this, you will have the option of studying on international field trips alongside students on the Theatre and Professional Practice degree course who have recently travelled to Basel, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Tallinn (subject to additional costs and application). **Placement Year** After your second year, you have an opportunity to take a sandwich year, studying abroad or on professional placement. **Final Year** In your final year, you will have the opportunity to work with our fourth associated company to create an original Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) play that will tour to venues in the local community as part of a TYA mini-festival that you will co-produce. Alongside this, you will be required to produce a research portfolio on a subject of your choice, and develop skills in the assessment and evaluation of arts projects. For your Final Major Project, in the last semester, you will work in small theatre companies to create, perform and tour an original piece of work with, by, or for young people.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,CoventryUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250