The BA (Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is an interdisciplinary performance-making degree focused on the generation of new and original performances that sit outside of traditional theatre.
This four-year degree brings together performance-makers, educators, advocates and active citizens who challenge norms, break down barriers and aspire to transform the world around them. This is a programme for the curious and creative, who want to become collaborative and socially engaged artists. At the core of Contemporary Performance Practice is a commitment to the sustainability and social function of performance and how it can be ‘an act of community’.
The third year of study is framed as “The Researching Artist” and from April to May 2021, students undertake a site-specific Performance Writing module delivered at Jupiter Artland (and other sites). This module encourages students to experiment with different ways of generating text for performance in relation to a particular site. Students engage with various strategies to create text from contemporary performance practices, visual art practices and poetry and create a negotiated artwork to be shared on-site at Jupiter Artland. Documentation of these works will be made available at a later date.
RCS students will be working on site at Jupiter Artland on Thursdays from 10:30-3:00 from 15th April-20th May creating short performances in response to the site and its artworks. There will be no more than 14 tutors and students on site at any one time and all of the COVID-19 protocols for safe practices will be adhered to and risk assessments in place for all work. RCS and Jupiter Artland have been collaborating on creative learning projects since 2017.
You can find out more about the programme here: rcs.ac.uk