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

Theatre and Film - BA (Hons)

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.

Theatre and Film Production Design - BA (Hons)

The Theatre and Film Production Design BA degree at London Metropolitan University prepares you with both the knowledge and professional skills required in film, television and theatre set design.

Theatre and Performance Practice - BA (Hons)

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

MA by Project - MA

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

Senior Lecturer

John Keefe has worked as a lecturer in theatre-performance-film, a theatre director and a performance dramaturg since 1979.

Tory Sandars

Tory graduated from London Metropolitan University and has returned to lecture on the Theatre and Performance Practice BA.

Jacek Ludwig Scarso

Senior lecturer in Theatre and Performance Practice BA, and course leader for Theatre and Film BA

Rishi Trikha

Rishi is the course leader for the Theatre and Performance Practice BA (Hons) with The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design.

Jane Turner

Jane is a senior lecturer for the Theatre and Performance Practice BA.

Dr Richard Whitby

Richard is an artist who makes videos and performances as well as being a writer and an active member of Artists Union England.

Recent news from The Cass

Ikebana, performance and art

Special Guest Lecturer Takaya Fujii gives students insight into contemporary work inspired by ancient Japanese tradition.

Ikebana, performativity and contemporary art

Thursday 19 April 2018, 2.00pm

A talk with guest artist Takaya Fujii about Ikebana, performativity and contemporary art.

London Met alumna to host Eurovision 2018

Daniela Ruah is a well-known actress in NCIS: Los Angeles.

The Cass Session 2016-17

The third edition of the annual yearbook celebrating the diverse world of The Cass is now available.

The Encounter

Join The Cass from 19 May as we do something a little different and turn this page into a special theatre experience.

Theatre and Performance triumph with DEN

Students showcased a programme of site-specific performances and installations on the themes of secrecy and disguise at Shoreditch Town Hall.

DEN 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.

What’s new from Theatre and Performance

Theatre and Performance launch exciting partnership with InTRANSIT and student creates short film to document Living Theatre visit.

Love and Violence

Cass Senior Lecturer exhibits work at Galleria Civica Cavour, Padua.

Swinging Swimmers at the Science Museum

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.

Theatre and Performance Practice students take Italy by storm

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.

London Met's Theatre and Performance students in Paris for a method acting masterclass

The Theatre and Performance Practice BA continues to foster exciting collaborations with the international industry.

London Met students in St George's Day Nature Extravaganza

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.

Scotland Creates: Museum Virals

Participatory Film in Action

Digital Media Lecturer works with National Museums of Scotland to create Viral Video campaign.