Develop your understanding of performance from a variety of perspectives. Explore practical approaches to performance for both traditional and non-traditional stage spaces, for screen and for broadcast media. As well as gaining a practitioner perspective, you consider the role of the audience and critic towards these media. Your investigations blend a practical approach with a clear theoretical understanding. During the course you • develop practical performance skills for stage, screen and broadcast media • learn to apply the skills you have learnt to established theatre and non-theatre settings • explore and analyse dramatic and cinematic works through a range of perspectives • attend theatre productions and cinematic screenings to study the relationships between space, performance and audience • explore your own creative and professional development and look at ways of preparing for your chosen career While some key modules are core, others are optional. This allows you to tailor your study towards your interests and career ambitions. Key areas include: • performance and text • broadcast performance • study skills for stage and screen • acting for the screen • performance spaces and places • contexts and concepts • performance • applied theatre • performing classic texts • professional development and work-based learning • research skills • final show or dissertation Specialist areas may include • actor training • scriptwriting • devising • stand up comedy • film-making • site-specific performance • arts in education and the community • foreign language options **Teaching** Your studies are led by a core teaching staff comprising of both academics and industry professionals, supported by guest lecturers and visiting artists. **Work-based learning** As part of the course, you apply what you have learnt through working with external clients in the applied theatre module, and have the option of a work-based learning placement in an area of your choice in your final year. This is a great opportunity to gain professional work experience and enhance your CV. **Additional opportunities** We are a proud member of internationally renown theatre company Out of Joint’s Associate University Scheme, which entitles us to a number of placements and workshops for our students. We have a close relationship with local institutions, such as Sheffield Theatres, Theatre Delicatessen, and Third Angel, which provide many opportunities for you to see, and get involved with, cutting edge work. There are also many opportunities for you to collaborate with Film and Media Production students to gain additional screen acting experience, and we are frequently contacted by external organisations to advertise a range of paid and voluntary performance and performance-sector roles and opportunities. **Facilities** The University is currently investing in a newly equipped suite of performance spaces, rehearsal studios, creative spaces and recording facilities. Films are shown in our high-tech cinema The Void or at the Showroom Cinema, adjacent to the University. You also have access to our learning centre, holding a library of appropriate books and journals as well as thousands of films on DVD, Blu-ray and videotape, plus individual viewing facilities.