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Drama and Performing Arts - University of Winchester

- Enjoy opportunities to act, direct and devise performance work, while studying the history and theory of popular and experimental forms - Benefit from successful working partnerships with local venues, festivals and award-winning theatre companies - Make the most of our excellent Performing Arts Studios, which provide six bespoke spaces and the latest technology for your productions - Gain core skills in communication, critical thinking and team building valued in a variety of employment contexts including the theatre, the creative industries, education and beyond Through ancient times and diverse cultures, drama and the performing arts have been used to reflect society, confront controversial social issues and unlock our understanding of life. Our Drama and Performing Arts degree is a highly practical, dynamic course that allows you — as a passionate individual who cares deeply about these issues and gets a buzz from working together with like-minded people — to explore your own creative world through performance. Drama and Performing Arts at Winchester offers a rich combination of practical workshops and critical theory delivered by an experienced team of academics well versed in the arts of devising, directing, acting and studying theatre. We also have excellent working partnerships with local venues, festivals and theatre companies. All of which helps to open the door to a future in the performing arts world and other graduate careers. The course has a contemporary focus but reviews the histories and traditions of theatre and performance, often with an emphasis on text-based drama. The extent to which drama can be a tool for social change, in applied and community contexts, is explored, and you can also learn how drama can be used within the educational system to enhance learning. In Year 1, you are introduced to a full range of practical performance skills and knowledge of the history and context of Drama and Performing Arts. In Year 2, you study a number of different critical and reflective methodologies in viewing and analysing, and for creating texts and performance work. A wide range of optional modules are on offer so you can develop and pursue your own interests. You focus on devising group and solo performances and synthesising different artistic forms and disciplines. There is scope to devise, think about, discuss and critique a wide range of professional performances and art events. You may create performances of any kind using the body, voice or digital technologies, in a theatre or site-specific location. There is no need to study texts to perform these; however, many practitioners use a text as a starting point for devising. You may also use a piece of music, image, event, short story or an environment. In the final year, you undertake an extended independent study. You may negotiate to present it as a performance, a dissertation of 8,000-10,000 words, or as shorter dissertation with a practical performance. Graduates have gone on to start their own theatre companies or entered careers in the creative industries. They have also found work in areas such as theatre in education, community drama, drama therapy, arts development, teaching and the media.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-14
  • Location
    Main Site,WinchesterUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250