Cass Theatre Arts
Argyro Vlachaki in Promethea at DEN Festival, Shoreditch Town Hall, 2017
Cass Theatre Arts
This practice-based subject area is made up of three degree paths:
- Theatre and Performance Practice
- Theatre and Film
- Theatre and Film Production Design
Students explore a range of professional specialisms, with a particular focus on becoming all-round artists and makers. Our tutors are industry professionals in their own right and our courses benefit from an extensive array of partnerships and collaborations with high-profile companies and specialists in the performing arts, both in the UK and internationally.
Part of the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, our subject area engages with a breadth of artistic disciplines, ensuring that our graduates enter the professional world as versatile, creative practitioners.
Theatre and Performance Practice BA (Hons) explores the multifaceted role of the twenty-first century theatre artist. With a strong emphasis on performing and an ethos based on learning by doing, you'll work on both existing texts and devised original work. As the course progresses, you'll experience a wide range professional specialisms, such as directing, writing, producing, choreography and live art.
Theatre and Film BA (Hons) extends the reach of theatre and performance into the realm of cinematic languages, with a particular interest in multimedia productions. Designed for those interested in becoming interdisciplinary theatre and/or film makers, it includes both practical and theoretical subjects exploring live and recorded media.
Our Theatre and Film Production Design BA (Hons) offers a unique opportunity to develop as a collaborative practitioner and designer of performance in all aspects: set and costume design and making for both stage productions and cinema. The course interacts with a range of artistic and design disciplines delivered within our art school.
The course has a Theatre Arts at The Cass facebook page with news and events from alumni, students and staff.
Cass Theatre Arts - Undergraduate courses
The Theatre and Film BA merges cinematic and performance languages, explored through practice and theory. You'll develop the skills required for employment in the international film and television industries, and within theatre and performing arts.
Build performance skills through acting, study how theatre is influenced and shaped by society and gain insight into how theatre can be an agent of change.
Cass Theatre Arts - Postgraduate course
This unique research degree is tailored to opening new opportunities in creative practice, professional and academic fields. The course provides unparalleled access to a range of resources within a stimulating and creative environment.
John Keefe has worked as a lecturer in theatre-performance-film, a theatre director and a performance dramaturg since 1979.
Tory graduated from London Metropolitan University and has returned to lecture on the Theatre and Performance Practice BA.
Senior lecturer in Theatre and Performance Practice BA, and course leader for Theatre and Film BA
Rishi is the course leader for the Theatre and Performance Practice BA (Hons) with The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design.
Recent news from The Cass
Special Guest Lecturer Takaya Fujii gives students insight into contemporary work inspired by ancient Japanese tradition.
Thursday 19 April 2018, 2.00pm
A talk with guest artist Takaya Fujii about Ikebana, performativity and contemporary art.
Daniela Ruah is a well-known actress in NCIS: Los Angeles.
The third edition of the annual yearbook celebrating the diverse world of The Cass is now available.
Join The Cass from 19 May as we do something a little different and turn this page into a special theatre experience.
Students showcased a programme of site-specific performances and installations on the themes of secrecy and disguise at Shoreditch Town Hall.
Theatre and Performance students kick of The Cass Summer Season with a festival of secrets, cryptic missions and general hush-hush at Shoreditch Town Hall.
Theatre and Performance launch exciting partnership with InTRANSIT and student creates short film to document Living Theatre visit.
Cass Senior Lecturer exhibits work at Galleria Civica Cavour, Padua.
Dr Jacek Scarso, Senior Lecturer for London Met's Theatre and Performance Practice BA, was recently invited to present his live and video works as part of the Science Museum's Lates.
Find out why the performance was such a hit
Theatre and Performance Practice students take Italy by storm at the CrisisART Festival in Arezzo, Tuscany.
The Theatre and Performance Practice BA continues to foster exciting collaborations with the international industry.
A hardworking small group of individuals came together on Saturday 23 April to create a beautiful family and environmentally friendly area full of joy and positivity.
Participatory Film in Action
Digital Media Lecturer works with National Museums of Scotland to create Viral Video campaign.