Focusing on such a specific, and growing, audience makes this programme unique. Students explore a variety of practical and cognitive skills and processes through making, performing and critical analysis. They experience a range of performance practices to help expand their skills before applying these to a range of performance contexts. Students have the opportunity to undertake placements at schools and dedicated theatres, such as the Berry Theatre in Hedge End, Theatre Royal Winchester and Forest Forge in Ringwood. In these settings, students gain experience of engaging with young audiences and develop employability skills as their practices evolve towards them being an emerging practitioner, artist and/or facilitator.