Writing on Performance: Critical and Creative (Q3259)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

On this module, you’ll be introduced to ways of analysing theatre and performance through critical and creative modes of writing. You’ll explore different ways of experiencing performance including how we capture and document this work through video and photographs. You’ll learn to respond confidently and eloquently to live theatrical events. Key skills you’ll gain include:

  • critical and creative writing
  • performance analysis
  • compositional and arts journalism skills.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 42 hours of contact time and about 108 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: