Bristol has an enviable record for its research both in Theatre Studies and in Italian culture.
You will also take units in Italian. Italian culture has had a lasting impact on Europe, Today Italy's innovative contributions to design, technology and fashion mean that it is a major global commercial force. Italy is both traditional and modern, a tension that is apparent throughout its history and culture. You will spend your third year abroad, extending your language skills and cultural knowledge.
On your return for your fourth year of study, you will have the chance to undertake an independent practical or written research project, or a work placement in the creative industries.
Theatre and Performance Studies at Bristol is characterised by the way we blend historical and theoretical study with practice-based investigations. You will encounter a mixture of lectures, seminars and practical workshops.
You will study historical contexts, consider critical perspectives and engage in practice-based activities, using our two in-house theatres for your presentations. You will also have access to our museum-accredited theatre archive and twenty-four hour rehearsal space. Facilities include the professionally equipped Wickham Theatre, sound and design studios, and a costume workshop.
The first year introduces histories, contexts, ways of analysing performance, and practical skills in theatre production. In the second and final years, optional units will deepen your expertise around particular performance contexts and practical skills in theatremaking.
The Department of Theatre has strong links with a wide range of arts organizations and theatre companies. In your final year, you can undertake an industrial placement within the creative industries.
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The course is suitable for those interested in the practice, history and theory of theatre and performance.
You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to the study of theatre and performance in an academic context, eg through extra-curricular reading. You will also be motivated and have evidence of achievement in performance and theatremaking, eg by participation in extra-curricular or community drama productions.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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