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BA Collaborative Theatre Top-Up (KU)

Course information

Course Summary

The BA (Cons) Top-Up in Collaborative Theatre degree (Level 6) is aimed at students who have already achieved a HND or equivalent (Level 4/5). The course is designed to ensure students become reactive to the industry's ever-changing landscape, championing skills which will allow the students to collaborate in order to create, market and produce their own professional work.

Course Code:N5790
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 6
Awarded by:Kingston University
Course Length

One year course.

Course Detail

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Students will become lateral thinkers, widening their approaches to problem solving and gaining an ability to form and articulate their own opinions, that will shape their future artistic practice. In choosing this course you will join an established Performing Arts department known for its industry-facing, research-informed and practice-led provision.

You will have the opportunity to study with industry professionals in the field, thereby gaining insights, experience and knowledge in order to develop your own collaborative practice, industry skills and networks. Embedded digital learning activities will further support your development as a collaborative practitioner and independent artist, helping you to develop additional skills in digital interaction and supporting flexible and innovative approaches to learning. Students will benefit from innovative and collaborative teaching.

For further details of the course please see the Programme Specification.

Modules

Collaborative Practice: An Introduction

  • Provide students with an effective toolkit with which to create, develop and evaluate a collaborative theatrical composition
  • Give students the opportunity to use the toolkit

Learning Objectives

  • Apply relevant skill-sets in focused collaborations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of collaborative conversations
  • Synthesise creative idea clearly
  • Applying the principles of dramaturgy, develop work with meaning


Creative Enterprise

Provide a framework in which students can form a company or theatrical enterprise

  • Consider ways in which the company can be financially sustainable and market their product

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between the various roles, and responsibilities, of a theatre company
  • Apply the necessary models and structures to form a theatre company
  • Write and manage and project proposal
  • Create and engage in an effective marketing campaign

Collaborative Commissions

  • Understand ‘ensemble practices’
  • Provide a space where students can experiment with ideas in rehearsals and so develop s a member of an ensemble

Learning Objectives

  • Work in collaboration with a practitioner, director and production team
  • Use an active collaborative brief to experiment with ideas whilst in rehearsal
  • Apply various‘ensemble practice’ methods such as Jacques Lecoq and Frantic Assembly, which draw on the concepts of ensemble work
  • Develop a relevant skills base, whilst demonstrating an understanding of the professional and creative process


FMCP – Final Major Collaborative Project

  • Build on the skills acquired from the rest of the course
  • Provide an opportunity for students to experience the complete life cycle associated with dramaturgy
  • Prepare students to take a collaborative work to an external festival
  • Prepare students for employment

Learning Objectives

  • Work in collaboration with a practitioner, director and production team
  • Use an active collaborative brief to experiment with ideas whilst in rehearsal
  • Apply various‘ensemble practice’ methods such as Jacques Lecoq and Frantic Assembly, which draw on the concepts of ensemble work
  • Develop a relevant skills base, whilst demonstrating an understanding of the professional and creative process
Course Fees

Fees for Academic Year 2021/22

£8,800*

Exam fee included as well as additional costs (including an additional fee of £1,000 to cover field trips including overseas)

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: YES (Higher education loan may be available)

Fees are for 2021/22 entry and are for UK students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Entry Requirements
  • FdA in a theatre subject
  • HND in Theatre, Drama, Performing Arts, Stage Management or Theatre Design, with merit/distinction profile
Your Next Steps

Various employment within the performing arts industry

Other Information

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Last updated - 18/09/19