Contact: Ms Julia Bardsley Overlap: None Prerequisite: None
This module facilitates the production of an independently developed and finished piece of research through performance. Each student will formulate a research question that will develop through both independent work and tutor mentoring. This work will then be developed into a finished presentation in a festival of student work in the exam semester. This will be an opportunity for students to develop ideas and practices that have emerged in their Drama studies within the context of a single research question and presentation. Students will present their ideas and techniques within a series of works-in-progress leading to a fully realised presentation. The module will consider key aspects of research - questions, contexts and methods - through skills-based workshops. Students will be exposed to a wide range of approaches and methods through the study of performance documentation and workshops with various artists. While the emphasis will be on individual process, the class group will serve a vital role for feedback, critique, and ongoing discussion into the various facets of practice-based research (and practice as research). Through these collective and independent engagements students will gain a sense of what it might be like to be a part of a larger community of professional researchers and makers of performance.