Theatre Practices

Performances & Assessments

Practice-as-Research, critical reflection and contextualisation are at the heart of this degree and assessments modes are connected to studio based work and students’ critical reflection of their own work.

Assessment will be by means of performance presentations, essays, artefacts, portfolios, reflective journals and lecture demonstrations. Performance outputs are presented in every intensive block with a culmination of a performance festival towards the end of the academic year.

Critical reflection, contextualization and Practice-as-Research are at the heart of this degree and so assessment modes may be connected to studio based work and critical reflection/examination of the students' own work and that of others. Students will be assessed through their artefacts, formal written papers, documentation and lecture-demonstrations. The students ongoing progress and engagement throughout the modules will be considered also.

photo Robert Benschop, maker Conrad Useldinger, perf. Bisley Kleijnen
Maker Conrad Useldinger, Performance Bisley Kleijnen, Photo: Robert Benschop,

Students will receive oral and/or written formative feedback throughout the course of study. All of the modules interlink, and consequently students will be encouraged to weave knowledge from one module into their practice and thinking for another. Frameworks for constructive peer- feedback will also be developed.
Students are encouraged to focus on the constructive alignment that creates a seamless link between programme, module and assessment outcomes. Using the well-established notion of criterion-reference grids students will be fully aware, and in many cases active in creating the content of the assessment grids, thereby shaping the learning and assessment process. Students will receive oral and/or written formative feedback throughout the course of study. Frameworks for constructive peer- feedback will also be developed.

All students complete the programme with the presentation of a graduation research project in a form that they develop during their second year of study. Each student is carefully mentored individually throughout the programme by internal and external mentors, during collective and one-to-one sessions.