What will I learn in Theatre & Performance Studies?
Theatre and Performance studies gives you the opportunity to discuss and explore theatrical events as phenomena which involve communities. As an area of study and research, theatre studies investigates the performative nature of these events, how communities express themselves through performance and structures within which they operate, and the reasons and outcomes of this behaviour.
The field of theatre studies investigates how people relate to their immediate social, political, and religious contexts, and how these in turn inform the performance of events. Therefore, theatre studies deals with the aesthetics and ethics of performance.
How will I benefit from studying Theatre & Performance Studies?
Theatre and Performance studies will enhance your critical stance, thereby motivating you into participating in group discussions about various elements of production, such as performers, directors, designers and the use of architecture. Assignments and group activities will kindle ideas and your performing skills to help you convey emotions and communicate meaning with any audience in today’s environment.
Leadership, autonomy, mentoring, theatre-making and self-assessment skills are essential tools required in an active theatre career and are also transferrable skills for other places and fields of work
Are there any special considerations?
- A good understanding of English is required.
- First year students are advised to enroll in the Non-Formal accredited award, The Art of Drama
What textbooks and/or resources do I need?
No specific textbook has been assigned for this course.