Moving from undergraduate to postgraduate study at York for my MA was somehow even more stressful than moving away from home for the first time. At least when I moved for my BA, I had known a few people from my school who’d be going to university with me. When I moved to York, I … Continue reading Moving from undergraduate to postgraduate study
Hi there, I’m Sophie, a third-year student on the Theatre: Writing Directing and Performance course here at York! A question I asked of all the universities I considered was how they balance practical work and theory. One of the things I love the most about the structure of the course here at York is the way it builds and to become more independent and allow you more creative freedom as you progress and begin to specialise in your preferred areas. The Pre-1900s module in third is one of the most anticipated parts of the course and I’m super lucky to have opportunity to share with you my ‘week in the life’ post about my experience in production week as a co-director!
My name is Stevie and I am a Third year Theatre student at the University of York. It is an absolute joy to write about this University and my course, in addition to what I believe makes it so unique in comparison to other institutions. In my blog I am going to be discussing a recent module I completed in the first term of Third year and the experiences I personally had with it. ‘Pre-1900s’ is a core module of your Third year within the Theatre degree, and is an incredibly exciting challenge to undertake working with your peers to create some truly impressive theatre. A key part of University, for me, is falling in love with your degree and reminding yourself why you chose to pursue the subject you did. With the Pre-1900s module it was absolutely a perfect reminder of why I particularly love Theatre and immersing myself in it on a daily basis.
Influential Trans Artists As a queer student and someone who aspires to work within the arts, I have always looked up to inspirational and influential LGBTQ+ artists. However their work is often overlooked. Here is my collection of LGBTQ+ artists you should know about and their contribution to the Arts Sector. Why should we support … Continue reading My Five most Influential LGBTQ+ Artists
Hello! My name is Jen and I’m a first year Theatre student. You may have read my postcard, if that’s the case, hello again! Coming to university is a scary thing. I won’t lie, it’s very different to college or sixth form but there are so many things you can look forward to; whether it’s … Continue reading Things to look forward to at the University of York!
Reason 1: Performance opportunities Studying Theatre at York is a hugely rewarding, busy and challenging experience. Within the three years of studying on the BA course you will have the opportunity to experience working in all of the great performance venues that York has to offer. In your second year, you will do your first … Continue reading Three things to look forward to about Theatre at York
Early (by my standards) in the morning – Current Trends lecture Today, my day starts at 11.30am, with a Current Trends lecture. This is an optional module which incorporates a weekly new topic. Today we are looking at environmentally friendly theatre. We have a guest speaker to tell us all about his zero waste, carbon … Continue reading Day in the Life of a Theatre Student
The Opportunities Masterclasses Many establishments offering Theatre advertise their links with professional practitioners and often boast about exciting opportunities for students to take part in. But how do you know that it’s not too good to be true? I’m only in my fifth term of university, and we’ve already been offered so many masterclasses that … Continue reading 3 things to look forward to about Theatre at York!
Monday, Happy Days! 10:30 – 12:30: Lectures… It’s a chill start to the week in terms of timetable, with just two one-hour lectures. We get to choose an optional module in the first term of second year. It took me ages to decide but I finally settled on Design & Production – I’ve never done … Continue reading Through the Looking Glass: A week in the life of a Theatre student
Hello and welcome to my second blog! My name is Roxanne, I’m a second year Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance student here at York. For those of you who are interested in the department and this course, I thought I’d take you through one of the key weeks of my Uni life thus far. I’m … Continue reading A Week in the Life of a Second Year Theatre WDP Student