London South Bank University joins forces with the Lyric Hammersmith to launch Creative Performance Practice MA
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London South Bank University’s (LSBU) School of Arts and Creative Industries has joined forces with the Lyric Hammersmith to launch a new Creative Performance Practice Master’s degree for students wanting to forge a career in the performing arts industry.
Known as a ‘low residency’ master’s, the course features short intensive, practical modules run by industry professionals allowing students to complete their studies on a full- or part-time basis. Each intensive module will run over a two or three week residency where the entire cohort works together on a range of performance projects.
Maria Chatzichristodoulou, LSBU Reader, External Development and Enterprise lecturer and the course’sdeveloper, commented:
“This is the only low residency Creative Performance Master’s to be offered in the UK and is particularlyattractive to students who wish to further their studies and enhance their career opportunities but cannot commit to a traditional full-time offering.
“Students can also opt to take the modules separately gaining a post-graduate certificate upon completion of each unit.”
The course has been developed in conjunction with the Lyric Hammersmith, one of the UK’s leading producing theatres which will deliver one of the core modules. All students will complete the ‘Socially Engaged Arts’ module at the Lyric, and will benefit from its state-of-the-art facilities for theatre, dance, film and digital activities, which it opened in 2015.
“Our partnership with the Lyric Hammersmith is very exciting and I know students will benefit from hands-onexperience in a professional producing theatre which has such a strong reputation for its community engagement and talent development programmes.”
Sian Alexander, Executive Director at the Lyric Hammersmith, commented:
“The Lyric has a long history of supporting and nurturing the creativity of young people from a wide range of backgrounds. We are proud to support LSBU’s School of Arts and Creative Industries to launch this bespokemaster’s course, enabling students at any point in their career to reach their full artistic potential.”
Students can now enrol on the course to start in September 2017 and for more information visit: www.lsbu.ac.uk.