The first section of this MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Acting module requires students to address the demands they will meet in the professional theatre and focuses on public performance of full-length plays. Plays are produced that extend performance repertoire and reflect the needs of the individual year. Under the guidance of the year tutor students will be expected to initiate cast warm-up, care of costume, make-up etc. By the completion of the theatre production, students will be expected to have attained a degree of professionalism, which will fully equip them for the highly competitive career of acting.
The requirements of the Studio Theatre Production expose a range of textual and character demands. These full-length productions are designed to extend and consolidate students' strengths as professional actors. Plays are chosen to show students' abilities to best advantage and to give them the opportunity of full-scale ensemble work in public performance. In each of the Professional Productions students are directed as and by professionals rather than tutored.
Integration of Skill and Research
By the end of the module you should be able to determine your own needs and patterns of preparation for performances. Each production demands both study and developed skills. These are enabled and provided according to each student's particular needs, and individually tutored in all areas: Research, Voice, Movement, Music and Singing as well as through a number of specialist classes given in each term. Flexibility to encourage the individual's progress is built into each term to maximise talent in particular areas.
- Module Supervisor: Andrea Brooks