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.
One of my favourite things about being at university is getting to live in York. It might not be the biggest city but there’s always something going on and plenty of hidden gems of York to explore. I’ve been here five years and I’m still working my way through all the cafes! Festivals There are … Continue reading Hidden gems 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
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
Hi everyone! 😀 As I mentioned in my first blog post I am a second year Theatre student. To be precise my course is called Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance. I thought that it’d be interesting, for those of you who have applied to this course, to see a typical day of someone who studies … Continue reading One day in the life of a Theatre student
Hello! How have your studies been going?! I hope you’re well and have been having a great Easter! It’s almost the start of a new term for me, so I thought I’d share with you what I’ve got coming up in the next term, how I’ve prepared for it, and what else will be coming … Continue reading Coming Up Next at York…
Hey everyone! Well, that’s another term at York done for me here. It’s certainly been busy and hectic, but incredibly rewarding. How have things been going for you? In this blog, since I’ve been doing a lot more Student Ambassador work in the Department, I thought it might be nice to theme it more broadly … Continue reading How and why I chose York!