In the first instance, you are introduced to a full range of practical performance skills and knowledge of the history and context of Drama and Performing Arts. In the second academic year, 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 may develop and pursue your own interests. You focus on devising group and solo performances and synthesising different artistic forms and disciplines. You have the opportunity 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. You may also use a piece of music, image, event, short story or an environment as a starting point. In the final academic year, all students undertake the 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. The University offers excellent facilities for both performance and rehearsal. The Performing Arts Studios provide six bespoke spaces and offer the latest technology for student productions. The Studios are located on the King Alfred Campus close to the Performance Gymnasium and other facilities in the Bowers Building.