Visiting Lecturer, Theatre and Performance Studies
Amy Rose is available as a visiting lecturer and artist/researcher in higher education (HE). Her specialisms include applied theatre and socially engaged practices, post dramatic theatre, improvisation, popular theatre (circus, clowning, puppetry, etc), feminist and queer performance, outdoor arts, political theatre and interventionist practices. As well as pursuing visiting roles, she has held part time posts on the BA Performing Arts and BA Musical Theatre courses at University Centre Weston (UCW) and Circomedia’s BA in Contemporary Circus with Physical Theatre.
As a lecturer, she has taught theatre and performance studies and overseen independent research projects and dissertations. She helps students to explore the relationships between theory and practice, historical contexts and contemporary industry trends. At UCW, she was part of a research group exploring the integration of theory and context within Creative Arts provision and worked to improve racial and gender diversity and representation throughout the curriculum. She also supported students to be interested and active in their wider community, signposting them to local art and regeneration initiatives in Weston Super Mare.
Although initially sometimes daunted by the ‘academic’ elements of their course, Amy ignites student’s innate curiosity to increase critical awareness, build vocabularies, develop confidence, and deepen their own own practice. She is adept at teaching for a wide range of learning styles and, employs embodied, aesthetic and problem-based approaches.
I also just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to help me throughout my final year of university, I really don’t think I would have got where I did without your help! I’m very happy with how this last year went, and you helped me push myself to find the knowledge and confidence to accomplish it.
Amy also enjoys work as an artist-researcher in interdisciplinary projects and has collaborated with other artists and academics on bespoke projects for University of Bristol and Royal Conservatory Scotland’s Transitions programme.
Our investigation was without a doubt the best thing I’ve done in medical school so far. Everyone involved in facilitating the study were so kind and genuinely looking to teach and enrich the lives of the students involved, which increased my level of engagement.
Using creative mediums to explore a topic ensured that we were thinking for ourselves. It also encouraged us to think outside of the box about the topic of loneliness and how I deal with it myself.