Castaway Act: PLAY (1)

Ref: C3671363

Playing a game can change your life. But what is "play"? The course will share tools, skills, resources, practical experiences and knowledge about the power of PLAY - what this means and how we can re - claim, recognise and use it as a creative weapon in the arts and powerful tool for change away from the stage. A physical, practical and combined arts course. Covering music, theatre, performance, voice, physicality and combined arts. Linked to 3 live theatre & arts performances in Hull, York and elsewhere as practical examples.

Course aim

the power of PLAY - what this means to us individually and how we can re - claim, recognise and use it as a creative weapon and powerful tool for social, cultural, health and wider change inside, outside and in between the performance arts.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Move confidently
  • Improvise
  • Perform and interact with the public independently
  • recognise new forms and new definitions of performance art, creativity and play
  • rehearse, record, prepare and commit to a professional event.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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Castaway Act: PLAY (1) Course Outline

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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