BA (Hons) Acting > Collaborative and Devised Theatre
This is an innovative and rigorous actor training which emphasises the creation of new theatre and embraces a multi-cultural and multi-disciplined methodology. Students graduate with the skills to work in classical and contemporary theatre, film, radio and screen, as well as being accomplished makers of their own work.
This pathway of the BA (Hons) Acting course encourages actors to engage with the most up-to-date forms of theatre-making and to have a full creative and political engagement with their work. The course embraces and celebrates the art of theatre and live performance and the student actor is asked to experiment and discover their own creative voice. In 2011, a group of recently graduated students took SOLD (a play they devised as part of the course) to the Edinburgh Fringe and won the Amnesty International Award and a Media Award from the Human Trafficking Foundation. Recent year groups have also worked with comedy writers, directors and performers including Catherine Tate, Lucy Porter, Justin Edwards and John Hegley to create their own solo and sketch comedy.