BMA290 Staging Fundamentals II
Provides students with a theoretical and practical background and application into technical areas of stage production and stage management. Enables students to experience, consider and develop the application of their own process with regard to the specific demands, techniques and vocabularies of contemporary stage production. Set design and fundamentals of construction/props are developed in relation to the working actor, along with theoretical and practical skills in sound and lighting, and knowledge of safety procedures in relation to all areas of technical production and related industries.
BMA291 Actor Instrument – Voice and Singing II
The aim of this paper is to study the integration of voice and singing skills with movement. Students will develop flexibility and accuracy of articulation and will control articulation with reference to more complex text. The emphasis on singing is two-fold: lyrical singing incorporating character and narrative work, up to public performance standard, and ensemble work combining part singing with movement and choreography.
BMA294 Actor Instrument - Movement and Dance II
Students will develop a method of approach for exploring the physical character to a professional standard. They will be provided with skills training in contrasting disciplines and choreographic styles which enhance the range of understanding of qualities of movement and dance, and to apply them with precision, confidence and flexibility. Students will form links between imagination and physical expression, and develop a secure theatrical and physical understanding of terminology and method. They continue to collaborate with other areas of training to encourage an holistic understanding.
BMA320 Applied Research
The aim of this paper is to enable students to participate in research, analysis, draw conclusions and report findings in an appropriate format. The project is in two parts. Firstly, students apply skills acquired in the first two years of study to develop a research proposal in an area relevant to dramatic arts. Secondly, this proposal forms the basis of the major project, in which the student will undertake the approved project and report the findings from the investigation in an approved format.
BMA390 Public Production Programme
BMA390 is a culmination of the techniques and knowledge taught throughout the BMA programme. The aim of BMA390 is for students to research, plan and work in all areas of a series of productions which are designed to identify, extend and consolidate students’ strengths as professional actors. A wide range of public performances are produced throughout the year in a variety of professional venues.
BMA393 Contemporary Theatre Practice
This paper aims to re-establish connections between the individual concerns of the student and the broader context of contemporary developments in professional theatre and arts industry. Individual and group experience in a contemporary arts setting. Students perform a range of contemporary works throughout the year.