The BA (Hons) Applied Performance (Community and Education) (formerly known as Community and Applied Theatre/Dance Theatre) is an exciting course offering a stimulating, practical-based training that will prepare you for a career within a variety of areas of applied performance, providing the possibility to work as a peformance maker/artist through devising, writing and physical movement-based work and as a practitioner delivering workshops in community and/or education settings.
It also offers you the opportunity to progress on to specialist Master’s level study of applied performance in particular settings or with particular groups of people such as health, prisons and young people. Alternatively, graduates also go on to PGCE or GTP programmes to qualify formally to teach Drama.
This course gives you the opportunity to connect with some of the country’s most exciting applied performance practitioners/artists as well as being in an area of incredibly rich cultural and ethnic diversity. The course is partnered with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, one of the UK’s leading production theatres. This innovative partnership provides opportunities for students to engage with The REP’s facilities, productions and extensive learning and participation programmes.
The course embraces students from a wide variety of performance backgrounds and are encouraged to develop their own areas of interest and practices. Recent students coming on to the course have included spoken word artists, musicians/singers, dancers and those with interests as diverse as puppetry and arts administration. Many students have gone on to, or come to the course with the ambition of, developing and running their own community-based company.