1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
Performance, Plan, Reflective piece
Topic description
Having the skills to work freelance within the educational sector allows creatives to diversify their industry connections. This topic develops those skills by exploring how theatre and the arts can be integrated within educational contexts through workshops, touring productions and masterclasses. Students learn how to facilitate arts workshops designed to meet the needs of various educational institutions and school aged audiences, as well as processes for engaging with educational communities and producing school-based performances.
Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Increase students' knowledge and appreciation of a range of ways theatre and the arts can be implemented in educational contexts
  • Introduce students to the policies, legal and ethical requirements for artists working in schools
  • Enable students to collaboratively explore facilitation techniques in workshops that integrate theory and practice
  • Encourage students to adopt a reflexive, inquiry-based approach to devising performances for educational contexts
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop practical skills in preparing, rehearsing and presenting a performance
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Evaluate the needs of target audience markets in educational contexts
  2. Create pedagogically informed and market driven arts-based workshop plans for educational contexts
  3. Facilitate workshop, devising and rehearsal activities individually and in collaboration with others
  4. Apply the principles and practices of selected devising and adaptation techniques to produce a performance in collaboration with others
  5. Evaluate their skill as a collaborator and performer in educational contexts

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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