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BA Theatre and Performance

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline of theatre and performance;
describe, interpret and evaluate performance texts, techniques, processes and events and to engage creatively and critically with a range of critical and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the fields of theatre, performance and the cultural industries;
appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the discipline of theatre and performance;
apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of theoretical work and/or practice based project that demonstrates competency in the creation of performance work or in enterprise;
identify and interpret critically the cultural frameworks that surround performance events;
work autonomously both independently and in groups; apply themselves with creativity and imagination; to engage creatively and critically with the possibilities for performance;
conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
qualities and transferable skills necessary and related to working in the field of theatre and performance - the ability to write in concise and accurate English; to work collaboratively as part of a team; to respond imaginatively and flexibly to a creative brief; to access and utilise appropriate information; to problem solve; to communicate effectively in a variety of forms and to various audiences; to work independently and in groups; to collaborate effectively in pursuing goals with others;
skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility – organisational skills; self-motivation; working to a deadline; punctuality and attendance; awareness of health and safety procedures; awareness of ethics.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline of theatre and performance;
work that draws on a wide variety of material;
the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline of theatre and performance;
work that is typically both evaluative and creative.


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