Cass Theatre Arts
This practice-based subject area is made up of two degree paths:
- Theatre and Performance Practice
- Theatre and Film
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.
Our 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.
The 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.
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 (Top-Up) - BA (Hons)
The Theatre and Film BA (top-up) merges cinematic and performance languages, explored through practice and theory. Develop the skills required for successful employment opportunities within the international film and television industries, and within theatre and performing arts.
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 Performance Practice (Top-up) - BA (Hons)
This Theatre and Performance Practice (Top-up) BA is taught by active theatre practitioners and companies.
News from The Cass
Work of Cass lecturer selected for inclusion in prestigious Aesthetica Future Now Anthology
The exhibition, In Limbo, was designed by Jacek Ludwig Scarso and reflected on the meaning of waiting.
Hip Hip I'm Gay! Cass alumna's new show to start national tour
Theatre and Performance graduate Ashleigh Owen's comedy cabaret 'Hip Hip I'm Gay!' opens at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 21 June before embarking on a national tour.
Big Idea Challenge Success
Awards for Cass student and alumna in annual entrepreneurial competition- including overall winner.
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.
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.
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.