School of Arts, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH
Tel: 01895 274000
Programme Convenor: Fiona Templeton
Contemporary Performance Making The MA Contemporary Performance Making is a practice-focused programme designed for aspiring artists who want to develop their artistic practice in one or more of Brunel's specialist areas: writing/directing, live-art/installation, digital performance. The programme draws upon the expertise at Brunel and the resources of London, offering a combination of critical engagement and practice-based research.
A broad training in practices and theories of contemporary performance is delivered through a number of compulsory modules and you will work toward your final project in collaboration with one or more of Brunel's internationally renowned artists and theorists, including Johannes Birringer, Sue Broadhurst and Fiona Templeton. The programme features regular guest seminars by some of the most influential artists and theorists of today (past guests include Simon Vincenzi, Stacy Makishi, Ron Athey, Kira O'Reilly, Julian Maynard-Smith and Wendy Houstoun).
The programme will provide you with a bridge between academia and the professional world, giving you the opportunities to network and engage in a variety of supervised and self-managed projects.
The course has a particular focus on preparing you for the challenging working conditions of today's cultural climate. Accordingly, in addition to training in traditional theatre and performance settings, the programme has a strong emphasis on producing work in less conventional and underground venues with limited facilities. It offers students guidance in building their own low-cost DIY interactive technologies if required.