Central’s taught curricula are clustered into three broad areas: acting and performance; production and design; applied theatre and drama education.
Depending on which course you choose, you might find yourself working in one of our professionally equipped theatre spaces, or in an experimental lighting and sound laboratory or movement studio, or else off-site in a professional venue, on tour, in a site-specific location, or in a school, a prison or hospital. Most of our projects are designed to replicate ‘real world’ professional conditions, timescales and resource parameters.
Where relevant, some students will have access to state-of-the-art technology, but they will also learn not to be dependent on it, and that in some circumstances necessity really is the mother-of-invention. All the while, you will continually be required to reflect critically on your practice, using relevant theory or current academic research to extend your perspective beyond that of the immediate task in hand.