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Level 4 (15 credits)

London/Culture/Performance has four key aims: 1. To equip you with skills for analysing performance (as distinct from written text) (keyword: performance); 2. To facilitate your critical and productive engagement with London and the vast cultural resources, history and global connections it has to offer (keyword: London); 3. To introduce you to some current issues in cultural politics and critical ways of approaching them (keyword: culture); 4. To develop your critical skills in reading, research, writing, referencing, fieldwork and presentations. This module provides opportunities for you to explore the performance resources available in London and to develop your skills in using, understanding and responding critically to them.

Preparing for this Module and Approximate Costs

There is no advance preparation necessary for this module.

Copies of all required module materials will be provided in the QMplus module area and/or via the Library, as appropriate.  Costs of theatre tickets will be met by the School of English and Drama.  Students will be expected to pay modest London-based public transportation travel costs for theatre visits and/or fieldwork.    

Why take

Learning Context Seminar-based
Semester One
  1. Essay (1400 words), 40%
  2. Essay (2000 words), 60%
Mode of reassessment Standard