Shakespeare in performance summer school
Explore the UK's vibrant performing arts and theatre scenes.
This programme is now closed for 2022 applications.
|Programme dates||Sunday 24 July to Saturday 13 August 2022|
We offer a £300 discount for International Partner Universities and Study Abroad student mobility partners (email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure about your status).
|Credits||Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive 10 academic credits, suggested as equivalent to 5 ECTS or 3 US semester credits.|
Who it's for
We welcome undergraduate students from any academic background who have an interest in theatre and Shakespeare. Our four-fold interactive approach combines workshops and panels with industry experts, seminars with leading academics, engagement with rare archival artefacts, and the chance to witness a range of performance events in Bristol and around the UK.
What you'll learn
This is a summer school that emphasises learning through witnessing. You will learn to contextualise Bristol's vibrant performance scene in relation to national developments. You'll learn to understand the context in which work is produced, explore ways you might communicate that understanding to a wider audience, and examine the aims and challenges of contemporary performance practice in a small-group, collaborative learning environment.
Over the course of the summer school you will:
- develop your own critical engagement with what you see;
- be introduced to trends, themes and issues in contemporary UK theatre;
- understand key methods and approaches to engaging with artistic and cultural activities;
- gain critical understanding of the specifics of cultural development and performance in Bristol, in the context of national and international artistic developments;
- learn the critical vocabularies and frameworks for appreciating performance practice and analysing a variety of artistic and cultural forms;
- develop your communication skills, including scripting, editing and presenting, in order to articulate critically informed views of artistic and cultural activities to a wider audience;
- produce a portfolio of work (this might include a podcast);
- advance your collaborative working and teamwork skills.
Find out more about your summer experience by viewing our Shakespeare in Performance Programme Outline 2021 (PDF, 206kB). Note that this programme outline is from 2021; the 2022 provision may vary.
If you need to view the programme outline in another format, email email@example.com.
You must meet all of these requirements to be eligible for this summer school:
Applications are now closed.
|Study level||Currently studying at undergraduate level|
|Academic requirements||GPA equivalent to 60–63% on the UK scale, C on the ECTS scale, or 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale|
|English language requirements||
If English is not your first language, you need to meet our English language Profile B.
You can view the tests and levels we accept by visting our Profile B language requirements page and selecting the 'English Language Proficiency Tests' tab. If you took the CET-4 or CET-6 tests, email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what scores we will accept.
|Age||18 or over|
You can email or phone us if you have any questions about the course or your eligibility.
We provide accommodation, meals, transfers and a programme of exciting social activities. Find out more about what your time in Bristol will be like.