Sat 31 Dec 2022: 11:00AM
Queen Margaret University

Online Performance Practice Short Course

Venue: Queen Margaret University Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU
Prices: £800 (free places are available – see QMU website for full information)

This part-time hands-on short course will provide you with experiential learning processes and practice to create original performance work on digital platforms. Limited free places are available. The course lasts for five weeks, during May-June 2022. In addition to the scheduled on-campus and online classes, you will need to spend some time undertaking independent study that will complement your in-class learning. This will include facilitated learning exercises and preparation for your practical assignments.

You will apply principles of digital performance making to your own practical online performance project, to develop your skills as a writer, performer, or director in cyberspace. Fundamental principles underpinning digital performance practice will be explored such as intermediality, hybridity, digital responsiveness and intimacy, as well as collaborative creation.

Under the coaching of experienced tutors, you will learn how to develop your digital proposals into original work which fully explores the potential of the chosen online medium. This course is for those who wish to develop and expand their careers in the performance sector, and who would like to build digital creative skills through hands-on practice.

The course is filled with creative and technical tips for making work either as individual practitioners or as part of an ensemble. It will look at best practice in online performance making, ensuring you will be a step ahead of the digital game when approaching future funders or employers.

On this course you will learn key strategies, techniques and modes of digital performance making on a variety of platforms. You will create your own practical online performance project under the guidance of staff whilst developing crucial strategies for instigating interactivity, intimacy, and collaboration in online ensembles.

You may work as a performer in your own right or involve other performers (either live or avatars) in the work you devise, write or direct. You will also gain an awareness of platforms, festivals, and networks to help you sustain your own individual or collaborative practices.

For further information, please contact (QMU Recruitment Team) or visit

The application deadline is 12 noon, Sat 31 December 2022.

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