Professional Training placements
Unusually for a Theatre and Performance degree, we offer you the option of a Professional Training placement, giving you valuable experience in a theatre-related organisation.
A pioneer in integrated professional training, the University has operated the placement scheme for the last 40 years and employers have been impressed by the maturity and professionalism of those who have undertaken it.
In Theatre and Performance, we have established good connections with employers, both locally and internationally but are always keen to help students identify placements with companies that are of particular interest to them individually students.
Theatre and Performance is taught through a combination of practical classes, lectures, seminars and tutorials. Through practical modules, you establish a professional approach to performance creation.
Academic sessions develop informed thinking about theatre in a shared space that values both individual contribution and peer reflection.
You are encouraged to own your individual learning experience while at Surrey and to become familiar with building and sustaining peer networks.
Learning is fully supported by the University’s e-learning environment, and you will be able to develop skills in using academic software and become familiar with the ways in which new technologies can support work and learning.
You will be encouraged to articulate your ideas through a range of forms and to understand key aspects of these forms, whether in practical performance, essays or presentations.
Assessment methods include:
- Performance workshops
- Performance analysis
- Book reviews
- Critical reflections
- Documentation practices
- Viva voce
As a modular programme, Theatre and Performance enables you to monitor your progress throughout the degree.