When & Where

Suitable For

  • 18 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Phoebe Naughton
  • Course Code STP005A

What you will learn

This module is aimed at providing new tools and ability to create an online and digital piece of work utilising tools that actors and theatre makers will now need in this covid world. We will be using a source text which we will use as a basis to create filmed and live streamed performances. This course will involve looking at performance in this new era. What does it mean to be online? We will look at how understanding the history and context of online presentation can help us make online performance today. This will be a chance for creating, experimenting and playing, a chance to explore a form that has become crucial in these times and can actually flourish whilst still feeling like a piece of theatre. Possible plays we will look at: Woyzeck by Georg Büchner; The Flick by Annie Baker; The Effect by Lucy Prebble; The Treatment by Martin Crimp; One Million Tiny Plays About Britain by Taylor Craig Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create a piece of digital and online theatre.
  • Understand the basics of using editing software and your phone to create a piece of work.
  • Acting for screen skills.
  • Theatre making and devising skills.
  • Learn how to adapt a stage play for screen.
  • Learn how to critique and be supportive in giving peer feedback.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Mode of delivery: online via Microsoft teams. This course will be practical. Students will need to wear suitable loose clothing and trainers to work in. Sessions will involve: Practical tutor led sessions working on performances. Historical and social contexts for making this kind of work. Basic skills on editing software, setting up shots and recording sounds. Auto-course: student led groups or individuals creating small pieces of work during the week to then work on in class. Moodle may be used for sharing useful web links, and any other reading that may be required. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor. The tutor will also set assessment activities involving student exchange of ideas and student self-assessment for all students.

    Entry requirements

    Students will need to have a basic level of drama and experience in acting and/or theatre making.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course may include some completion of activities outside of class time.

    What you need

    Students will need to either have or have access to a mobile phone and/or laptop that can record video and sound. Connection to the internet as there may be some classes taken online via teams, and research will include watching performances and looking at useful websites. A notebook will be required for taking notes.