19-20 DT3202: Final Year Project - Group Project

Course Convenor:

Dr Chris Megson (chris.megson@rhul.ac.uk)

Course Tutors:

Dr David Bullen
Dr Aneta Mancewicz
Dr Chris Megson
Emilia Robinson

Production Manager: Sean Brennan  

The Group Performance is a core experience for students in their third year. In setting up this course we have responded to the rising standard of student creative work over the last ten years, shown in increasingly rigorous practical work in the department and with a consistent stream of students going on to work in professional theatre contexts. We wanted to embed some of this work more centrally in the curriculum in order to offer a space in which students can explore their own creative ideas, placed within a robust framework of research and contextual understanding.

On this course, you will make your own work, in groups of eight to eleven. The result will be a performance of up to 30 minutes; this will be shown in a short Finalist Festival season in week 11 of the Spring Term.

The course is taught more like a dissertation in that you take primary responsibility for shaping the development of the project, and the course tutor will offer advice, make recommendations, and comment on the work as it evolves. A core concern of the course is for you to locate your own work within a wider body of theatre practice. At the same time, the project and your process of work should be informed by and build on previous learning in your drama degree.