Students on our Music, Drama and Musical Theatre courses took part in an excellent taster day at ARU (Anglia Ruskin University). There were three separate workshops relating to different degree courses:
Title: Composing Music for Film and Digital Media
This was a hands-on session to explore techniques for composition for film and video. Our students experienced planning, composing and mixing music and sound design. Using their music skills, they then explored how to develop them further for particular scenarios and compositional demands. This included some live music improvisation, which gave them an opportunity to participate in, create and talk about composing.
Title: Masks and Mayhem!
This session introduced students to some basic mask and physical theatre. They explored developing a new body language, expressive movement and physical theatre through wearing a theatrical mask. The session started with exercises to find their character, was participatory, dynamic and creative, and led to the development of their own sketch work.
Title: Musical Theatre Intensive!
Students created their own mini-musical, incorporating voice, movement and music. This was an intense, creative session that used their skills to participate in, create and think about new and unique musical theatre performances. In working with ARU staff and each other, students gained an insight into what studying musical theatre at university involves and the kinds of skills they would develop.
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