Performing Practices (Q3284)

30 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

On this module, you’ll consider a range of approaches and tools for the embodied act of performing. Combining theoretical perspectives with intensive studio practice, you’ll explore the different lineages of theatre and performance and the ways they converge and contrast. Central to this module is the development of a reflective critical practice as a performer.

Key skills you’ll gain include:

  • practical and workshop skills
  • experimentation
  • collaboration
  • reflective practice.


81%: Practical (Practical, Workshop)
19%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 50 hours of contact time and about 250 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: