In their final year, students on our Drama course have the option to take the Theatre Practice module. The outcome of this module is a theatre production staged in the Sir Robert Martin Theatre here at Loughborough University, and it is not only the culmination of three years of practice-led study, but also draws upon the skills and knowledge that the students have acquired across their whole degree.
Whilst the plays themselves are selected (or, if they are original productions, guided) by the academic staff to offer the best opportunities for the students, the final product is entirely the work of the student ensemble. This module presents opportunities to engage with different aspects of staging a production, allowing the students to be involved not only as actors but also as directors, designers, producers, stage managers, builders, technicians and publicists.
A number of other modules offer the opportunity for performance.