Making Performance: Experiments (Q3255)

30 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

On this module, you’ll develop your understanding of what contemporary performance is and how it can be made. You’ll develop a critical and curious attitude to viewing, experiencing and making performance.

The module presents the work of artists and ensembles who have expanded our horizons about what theatre can be. By working collaboratively to generate performance material, you’ll further develop the practical skills necessary for working together.

Key skills you’ll gain include:

  • investigating practice
  • collaboration
  • developing ideas experientially.


10%: Lecture
49%: Practical (Practical, Workshop)
41%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 60 hours of contact time and about 240 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: