Students are exposed to a variety of modules that seek not only to enable them to engage fully with a wide range of theatrical production practices, but also to gain a wider understanding of the Performing Arts industry as a whole.
Consequently, modules looking specifically at lighting support and sound design and operation will be complemented by the study of performance texts and arts management practices. Indeed as students move through the three-year programme, they find themselves working closely with actors, singers and dancers, providing performance support and forming small touring performance companies that will receive commissions from the local community. Modules such as Arts Management in Practice and Arts in Professional Context see students take their technical skills and apply them to a range of community-based events. Their final year of study gives students a real opportunity to explore their creative side and venture into the world of performance installation, should they so wish.
Exploiting new technologies such as multi-touch control surfaces and performance software such as Isadora offers a rich new vein of study that perfectly complements the more established areas of set, costume, lighting and sound. Students are given the freedom to work with performers, or create more technology-focused final pieces, allowing for a very flexible, autonomous and exciting third year.