Theatre and Performance Practice
School - School of Arts & Media
Subject area - Performing Arts
UCAS Code: W440
Start Date(s): September
Three years full-time
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £14,400 per year
- Create and perform inventive theatre and performance with highly-skilled practitioners and academics in a vibrant city with a fantastic theatre, arts and music scene
- Build your professional profile through work experience opportunities, led by Professional Practitioners and a programme of career- focused masterclasses in your final year
- Develop your creativity, acting and performance-making skills across disciplines on a course that allows you to choose from a diverse range of options in both live and mediated performance
- International students can apply
This course delivers a spectrum of learning opportunities spanning across new developments from experimental performance to mainstream stage, TV and radio work. It combines vocationally focused skills development with academic study and practical exploration of a range of theatre and performance approaches and forms. You will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding that will help you become a versatile and resilient creative practitioner.
You will be able to choose from a range of options to pursue your individual interests including acting for camera, singing, comedy writing and performance, multimedia performance, physical theatre and clowning. You will also have the opportunity to take part in publically performed projects, led by a professional director or member of staff.In your final year you will propose and develop your own practical performance work and can choose from a wide and challenging array of performance areas. Practical projects could include a devised performance; an original script; a physical theatre piece, an installation or live art works performed in non-traditional theatre spaces, a multi-media performance investigating digital culture and the human computer-interface or a directing project.
We have excellent professional partnerships and contacts in theatre venues and production companies across the region and encourage you to make the most of the numerous project and networking opportunities offered to you during your time at the University of Salford.
We’re delighted to have officially opened our £55 million New Adelphi building with its 350-seat theatre. Find out more about this, and why renowned playwright Jim Cartwright has chosen the University as the new home for his theatre company, by watching the ITV Granada Reports feature:
You will study a core curriculum in year 1 that will give you foundational knowledge and skills across the Spectrum of theatre and performance. In year 2 you will study a combination of core and optional modules so that you can pursue your individual interests and talents and explore new areas. In year 3 you will combine taught optional modules with your own project work and practical research or a dissertation. As the course progresses from year 1 to 3, you will be given the support and guidance to enable you to work independently, to manage your time and collaborate creatively with others. You will also attend several careers focused masterclasses and presentations that will give you practical advice in many employment areas that are common to theatre and performance graduates.
You will learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and practical performance projects. Assessment will be through a range of means including essays, presentations, in-class performance presentations and publicly performed theatre projects.
Students take two core options and one option in semester 1 and three options in semester 2:
Three further options from the following
You will take the following core modules:
You will choose two of the following options:
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.