The new Theatre-Making and Young People BA will be structured around four key modules that have been designed in association with our industry partners.
You will have the opportunity to learn core theatre skills in directing, devising, writing, and facilitation, and will study modules in which you examine the historical, political and social contexts in which young people’s theatre work is made, the formal and informal educational contexts for this work and the pedagogy that underpins it. You will be introduced to the work of key practitioners and theoreticians, alongside the work of contemporary artists who are developing theatre making with, by, and for young people today.
The course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the rich ecology of the British theatre industry and there will be the opportunity to apply for work experience on a range of placements. In line with other creative arts courses at Coventry, this degree will encourage you to develop as a reflective practitioner. It will offer a pathway that aims to equip you with the specialist skills, knowledge, and experience to enhance your employability and help you to pursue a career in participatory theatre-making with a distinct focus on Theatre in Education, Drama in Education, Theatre for Young Audiences, and Youth Theatre.