Running through what we teach, regardless of discipline, is our generic curriculum. Here we teach and you experience the skills that are needed for sustained work (the focus of our undergraduate work).
To work in the performing arts is to be a part of the national and international context in which we live. We need to be alert to the essentials of political, societal, economic and technical change, now and forever.
Part of this is understanding the employment/work that characterises the performing arts sector in general and specific work cultures. We place emphasis on the skill you need and opportunities that exist for starting your own enterprise. Many graduates take this route. Aside from teaching entrepreneurial skills, we assist with mentoring and funding.
Every event/performance is an enterprise so the ability to practically plan, manage finance, promotion and legalities is essential and so forms part of our generic curriculum.
Every event/performance can stand or fall on the ability people have to work productively and creatively with other people, which is why communication, persuasion, negotiation and team dynamics are a part of this curriculum.
This curriculum is taught across the disciplines we teach, sometimes a whole year group is together (the time we have big talks and exercises), sometimes within disciplines.