Bristol has an enviable record for its research both in theatre and Italian culture. The theatre course will allow you to build your understanding and performance skills by exploring critical and historical frameworks alongside practical workshops. There are opportunities to engage with professional theatre-makers, as well as our museum-accredited theatre archive, the Theatre Collection. Italian culture has had a lasting impact on Europe. Today, Italy's innovative contributions to design, technology and fashion make it a major global commercial force. Italy is both traditional and modern, a tension that is apparent throughout its history and culture. You will spend your third year abroad, extending your language skills and cultural knowledge. On your return to Bristol for your fourth year of study you will have the chance to undertake an independent practical or written research project, or a work placement in the creative industries.