Drama and Theatre Arts year 2 modules

Compulsory modules

Theatre Lab: Devising Lab and Approaches to Text 

This module will investigate a range of post-dramatic performance conventions including approaches to developing performance text, deconstruction of the dramatic, task-based performance, collage, and the role of the audience as frameworks for the making of contemporary performance. The emphasis will be on workshop exploration informed by the theories and practice of leading post-dramatic performance companies such as the Wooster Group, Forced Entertainment, and Goat Island.

Theatre Praxis: Texts in Rehearsal

The module aims to enable the student to approach text-based material for performance through a number of methodological approaches. The taught element of the module is predicated on a large group context examination of a number of possible processes that can be applied to texts, from different historical periods, involving a variety of dramatic genres. Through an examination of a number of different rehearsal techniques and methods of textual analysis, students are led through the process of preparation of dramatic texts for performance.

Theatre Crafts

The module builds on skills and knowledge developed by students at level C. Students specialise in one area of theatre production; Stage Technologies, Design or Stage Management. Whilst developing skills taught in the previous year, the students will be taught and assessed working on performance events, and on specific practical and theoretical project work.

Optional modules (may include) 

Drama Study Options (students choose 2)

  • British Theatre

  • Elizabethan and Jacobean Theatre

  • Historical Avant Garde 

  • Irish Theatre: History, Politics and Culture, 1870 - 1970

  • Popular Performance

  • The Dark Comedy

  • Tragic Acts

  • Politics of Performance

  • Shakespeare on Screen

  • Modern Drama: Ibsen to Pinter 

Drama Practical Options (students choose 1) 

  • Acting

  • Collaborative Strategies 

  • Mask 

  • Monologue

  • Writing for Performance