We have a strong postgraduate community with opportunities to attend events and encounter students across the full range of disciplines within the Faculty of Arts including Studio and Digital Art, Theatre, Music and Performance. You will also be invited to attend all guest lectures, performances and field trips that constitute a vibrant student experience at the University.
We continue to develop state of the art facilities which will greatly enhance your learning experience. Our state-of-the-art performing arts and learning centre; The Performance Hub, opened in 2011 and is the home for all of our performance courses. The hub features
- two bespoke drama studios that are ideal for rehearsals and small performances, a diverse range of fully equipped music teaching, performance and practice rooms (accommodating single person to large band / ensemble);
- five performance studios with semi-sprung floors that are ideal for rehearsals and small performances;
- excellent dance studios;
- two high-end professional recording studios;
- two bespoke technology suites boasting sixty Apple iMacs running industry standard software including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Max, Pure Data and SuperCollider
The studios feature audio/visual equipment and facilities for hanging lighting for performances.
The university is proud to be an All Steinway School and home to 17 Steinway pianos, five of which are in rehearsal studio spaces. Our 108 seat Black Box Theatre is one of the most technically advanced small theatres in the country and is ideal for a range of performing arts activities.
We are a thriving department of research active academics in drama, dance, music and musical theatre. If you are interested in a specific research area please contact Dr Aglaia Foteinou for further discussion. Some of the academic staff who supervise on this course are listed below;
Dr Richard Glover (Richard.Glover@wlv.ac.uk):
- Experimental and contemporary music;
- Minimalism and reductionism;
- Psychoacoustic, perception and cognition;
- Experimental approaches to notation;
- Microtonality and tuning systems;
- Contemporary performance practice.
Claire Hampton (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Popular culture and performance;
- Trauma and performance;
- Selfie Culture;
- The body in performance;
- Physical Theatre;
- Gender and performance;
Dr Sarah Browne (email@example.com):
- Musical Theatre; Identity politics;
- Feminist musicology;
- Film theory and the musical;
- Off-Broadway practices of the sixties;
- Subsidised musicals and revisals;
- African-American influences on musical theatre.
Dr Sarah Whitfield (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Musical theatre;
- Theatre historiography and theatre history;
- Cultural materialism;
- Collaborative practice;
- Site specific theatre;
- Postcolonial responses to the musical.