Focuses on the creation of performance from the early stages of creative development through to final performance for an audience.
The major offers students the opportunity to experience performance making in the contexts of solo work, collaborative ensembles and site-specific locations, and in both text-based and more visual or physical styles of work. In a final independent project, students work in small pre-professional companies to conceive, research, rehearse and produce their own performance. Historical context units help students build up knowledge and understanding of the roots of contemporary performance practice in traditional theatre, dance and performance. There is a particular focus on the twentieth century developments in practice, philosophy and theory of performance, and how those developments inform the current landscape of experimental performance.