This second year module takes place during the Autumn Term. By the beginning of the second year students are expected to be sufficiently prepared to undertake textual exploration and research as part of their performance preparation work. Through a variety of plays and projects the second year of training aims to develop and extend the methodology learned in first year as well as integrating technical skills into rehearsal and performance with gradually increasing consistency.

After the Improvised Living History Project at the end of first year, in this module students now explore recreating these deeply felt experiences and intense relationships within the confines of a script. Modern classics, exploring a depth of human psychology, for example the plays of Tennessee Williams Arthur Miller, Jean Paul Sartre, Arthur Schnitzler among others, will be the material through which you will consolidate your understanding of another person's existence and how to recreate it convincingly. Scenes are chosen that will test and develop your ability to finds the means in your methodology to 'live in the moment' and to react spontaneously within the course of action pre-determined by the author, just as in an improvised piece in which you knew neither the outcome of an action or what reaction would be provoked. Through practice-based learning and research you will develop the courage to take risks in your character creations, and expression of emotional life.