School of English and Drama

Performance Company Research Project

Module code: DRA353

Credits: 30.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Wednesday 9 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Ms Julia Bardsley
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module facilitates the production of a performance research project proposed, developed and presented by a student company. You will apply for the module as a group (minimum 3, maximum 6 students per group) and form a performance company. The group will propose the company model that you want to create; for example, each member taking on a specific role in a more 'traditional' way - director, writer, dramaturg, designer, producer, stage manager/production manager -- or the group working as a devising collective, where everyone does everything. Your company will develop your own methodologies for generating performance material, map what those methodologies are and test them in the formation of a research project. Your company will create a website with specific content that contributes to your company profile and on-going research project. Your company will work with the other companies on the module to invite practitioners to run workshops during the module (these could be artists but could also be producers, writers, directors etc). The workshop will be attended by all groups on the module. Each group will suggest a mentor for their research project (these could be members of staff but they could also be outside professionals). The module will culminate in a Festival of Performance that you will contribute to designing and running, helping to develop your management and organisation skills.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 50.0% Practical, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 6