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The House, Plymouth University’s new performing arts centre, is already transforming the experience of those wanting to excel in the creative industries.
Ruth Way, the University’s Subject Leader for Theatre and Performance, says current students using these new resources have quickly become “very proud of their new home”.
“The House offers a stunning, world-class, mid-scale performance venue. Students have remarked upon the very special quality of the new spaces giving them a sense of real purpose and vision to take their work forward. Students have said that being in the new theatre has already opened up opportunities and it has given them something amazing to aspire to."
A range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are now being taught within The House, including BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance and BA (Hons) Dance Theatre, as well as the MRes Computer Music, MRes Dance and MRes Theatre and Performance. A number of PhD students are also working in the centre.
But this is already earmarked for expansion with, from September 2015, the introduction of masters level programmes in Performance Training and Choreography and (subject to approval) a BA (Hons) Acting degree. Future plans are also afoot for a new BA (Hons) Technical Theatre course.
And with a range of national and international performers set to grace its stages, The House will unlock a range of opportunities for students to work with artists renowned across the globe.
Ruth Way adds:
“The House represents a significant commitment to the Performing Arts at Plymouth University by recognising the value and impact of inspirational teaching and research with our students. It is an investment in their future and in how they will use these high quality learning resources and experiences to inspire others. Behind this is a deep understanding of the role the performing arts can play in enhancing and transforming people's lives, ensuring greater opportunities to participate in high quality performing arts activities.”