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BA (Hons)Comedy: Performance and Production

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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Overview

Students have the opportunity to focus on the historical study or critical analysis of comedy.

The course develops and sharpens both practical and cognitive skills and students then use these skills in a range of performance practices before applying them in a comedy context.

Techniques and strategies are developed for a range of comedy practice including solo and ensemble performances, stand-up, improvisation, clowning and physical comedy. Students work in groups to create original comedy performances and sketches, and develop their own characters within them. The performance or recording and editing of work for audiences constitutes the practical elements of the course. A number of student performances take place in local professional venues.

Facilities
The University offers excellent facilities for both performance and rehearsal. The Performing Arts Studios provide six bespoke spaces and offer the latest technology for student productions. The Studios are located on the King Alfred Campus close to the Performance Gymnasium and other facilities in the Bowers Building.

Programme structure

Year 1

Making Comedy
Popular Traditions
Writing for Comedy
Histories and Contexts
Year 2

The Comic Text
Popular Performance
Stand-up
Optional modules include Digital Performance, Writing For Performance; Puppetry and Object Manipulation, Physical Theatres, Performance Criticism, Open Project, Musical Theatre in the UK and USA, Immersive Performance, and Contemporary Cultural Heritage
Year 3

Performance Now: Debates and Discourses
Creative Entrepreneurship and Production
Collaborative Project
Internship
Extended Independent Study/Solo Performance

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States