University of Gloucestershire Drama
Acting, directing, stage management, production, theatre & education, multimedia performance
From classical acting to improvisation, physical theatre to contemporary digital performance, you’ll experience the full range of theatre on this focused and creative degree.
Based in the new purpose built Performing Arts Centre, this course combines theoretical and practical preparation for performance, with training in voice, movement, improvisation, stage combat and acting for camera. Modules focus on the latest developments in contemporary and classical theatre and give you the chance to work with professional directors and leading theatre companies.Your skills will be nurtured through working within a friendly and vibrant performance community. Practical classes run alongside accessible and interactive lectures where you will develop skills in presentation, debate and academic writing and develop an understanding of theatre’s rich history.
You will explore the techniques of pioneering actors and directors such as Stanislavski, Stella Adler, Sanford Meissner and Rudolf Laban and apply these to your own performance. You will study Shakespeare and Ancient Greek theatre, and also discover the latest developments in multimedia and immersive theatre. Optional modules include Performing Arts in Education, Creative Writing for Performance, Event Design and Technical Theatre.
You’ll learn from lecturers who are experienced actors and directors, bringing their extensive knowledge to exciting modules. You’ll gain professional experience by presenting your performances regularly at professional theatres and festivals and networking with industry practitioners. You’ll work with lighting, sound, projections, cameras, and computers, and rehearse in our range of hi-spec studio spaces.
Alongside 12 hours of module-focused learning each week, you’ll benefit from a further 10 hours of intensive skills training per week. In addition to these 22 hours of contact time per week, you will get to perform regularly in public performances.