Throughout your course, you will be asked searching questions around contemporary theatre making processes and investigate current creative industry debates and concerns, while studying four separate modules:
- Staging Plays 1: Visualisation
Your first module will introduce you to a variety of creative industry professionals and Departmental staff, who you’ll work with to research past and contemporary collaborative theatre making concepts, ideas, frameworks and methods. You will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the creative team and work with professional directors to visualise your ideas and concepts for both a classical and contemporary play.
- Staging Plays 2: Realisation
In this module, you will negotiate the role/s they wish to work on for departmental or negotiated community or professional productions. You will also get the opportunity to advance and deepen your skills and knowledges through the application and testing of a variety of collaborative theatre methodologies in practice, critically reflecting upon your creative achievements along the way.
- Industry Perspectives: Entrepreneurship, Employability, Enterprise
Working with the Be Inspired Team at Staffs University, you will learn about the legal and administrative logistics of forming and running your own theatre company. You will also learn how to promote and market yourself using traditional and contemporary platforms and negotiate and undertake your own industry work experience
- Creative Company: Innovation and Impact
In this final module, you will be empowered to collaborate with others to create, run and manage your own professional Theatre Company. You will determine an identity and ethos for the company, establish the target audience(s), agree on the theatrical material you wish to generate and arrange the performance venues. You will also be given a budget and opportunity to employ and work with professional actors. Finally, you will critically reflect upon and appraise your work.