The course is offered in three terms, each term dependent on pathway choices.
The first term comprises lectures and independent studies in various core modules dependent on pathway choices, which all Postgraduate students, must attend. This includes Pathway studies, Research Projects, Career Development and Health and Safety modules which are all compulsory. At this point in the programme we also offer interdisciplinary studies in design and applied arts.
The second term focuses on the student's specialist pathway. Students are required during Term 1, to have secured a relevant work placement at an agreed venue, project or freelance contract. This work placement will be for career development reasons and does not form part of the final assessment. Students are also required to fulfil assessed junior show roles in the undergraduate season of Mountview productions. During this period students will also have extra shadowing and work experience* opportunities arranged by their module leader.
Core modules in this term are Career Development, Health and Safety and Stage Crafts.
*PLEASE NOTE: This type of placement is solely dependent on requests from the industry or opportunities that arise so therefore cannot be formally timetabled or assessed but they are considered as excellent opportunities to gain exposure to the industry, gain industry contacts and valuable experience.
The third and final term is entirely devoted to the student's specialism(s) as s/he assumes greater levels of responsibility in the production process. Students will be scheduled to work on a variety of performances and projects throughout this term. It is important to note that the exit grades for the diploma award is taken from the Show Role Grades in this Postgraduate Season.