You will explore the application of live and digital performance to a contemporary society that has become increasingly technologised. You will learn to view performance as both performing – a skill which can be applied in a variety of contexts – and as an art form that can accommodate a range of media, including film, screen and digital platforms. You will gain hands on experience with the latest technology, allowing you to explore the full range of stage, screen, audio and intermedial possibilities.
At the centre of the programme is practical work with industry professionals at the forefront of contemporary UK performance. You will work with them practically and learn about their professional practices. You will then go on to study thinkers who have written about the possibilities of performance, and explore concepts discussing what performance is and could be.
Why study this subject?
Do you enjoy creating work that pushes the boundaries between performances and contemporary life, and the boundaries between performance and other disciplines?
This MA is for those artists who want to experiment with lots of ideas and want to learn about how contemporary practitioners and writers create and understand performance.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
The mix of digital and live work is what makes this course stand out. You’ll explore how the boundaries between drama and screen studies are increasingly changing. You’ll critically analyse current industry practices through a comprehensive study of the contexts, philosophies, aesthetics and policies of the performing arts. Find out more about what life in the School of Dance and Performance is like.
What facilities can I use?
You’ll use our drama studios on site, some with moving lights and fully-equipped sound systems and projection. We also have sprung floors and mirrors suitable for movement and physical work. We use the professional venue at Wycombe Town Hall, which is less than two minutes from our campus. You will have access to high quality Sony camera equipment, suitable for film and TV screening, and also to lighting rigs and sound recording facilities. Find out more.
What will I study?
This course focuses on contemporary cutting edge practice and begins with a week-long residency with a leading theatre company culminating with a scratch performance. You’ll be guided in your studies by skilled practitioners and experienced academics.
As the course goes on, you’ll increasingly move towards independent study as you adopt the role of performer / director / creator as well as academic. You’ll run workshops and lead group productions and the course will conclude with a project led by you, in which you’ll creatively develop ideas explored during the course.
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