Who we work with
We have ongoing relationships with South Street Arts Centre, Theatre Royal Stratford East and film studio MotionBlurr at Pinewood Studios.
We also partner with industry and arts institutions in our research. Many of our PhD students bring their own experiences of professional practice to the Department.
Recent visiting professionals to the Department include Actors for Human Rights, theatre company RashDash, and alumni such as playwright Duncan Macmillan and director Rachel Heyburn.
Why work with us?
South Street Arts Centre
Our relationship with the South Street Arts Centre saw the creation of Development and Diversity through Theatre, an Arts Council-funded project.
This associate artist scheme enables the Department to work more closely with theatre companies, including Action Hero, RedCape Theatre and Dante or Die, in order to develop their work and provide opportunities and creative exposure to current students.
The idea for this development scheme emerged following a successful pilot piece, Focus Group, which allowed students to attend research and development sessions followed by open access rehearsals of the work in later development.
Theatre Royal Stratford East
Our Home Theatre (UK) collaboration with Theatre Royal Stratford East enabled our students to work as associate artists. They worked on one-person performances staged in different homes across London, as part of a third-year Contemporary Performance module.
The module explores current performance practice, including works in non-theatrical contexts and the functioning of digital technologies in live performance.
Students were able to add to their portfolio of relevant practice, as well as develop their professional experience and proficiency.
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Want to work with us?
We are actively seeking working relationships with industry professionals and institutions who can provide our students with practical exposure.
We often host masterclasses with industry professionals and welcome the opportunity to work with leading figures in the industry, as well as theatre companies and film studios.
If you have a project you would like to discuss with us, or a more general request, please get in touch.
Find out more about our research projects, which include an exciting range of work on contemporary practices and their context and histories.
Our versatile theatre spaces, cinema auditorium, film and TV studio, and post-production suites all support teaching and research.
Find out who works in our Department, including our academics, lecturers and support staff.