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Alice Barton

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Course studied: MA Dance
Graduating year: 2018

Alice Barton has just completed a Master's Degree at Bath Spa University, after graduating in 2015 with a degree in Dance and Drama from Bath Spa University. Throughout her degree she created several solo works that develop a visual theatrical language to communicate. Barton has worked as a performer and collaborator with dance theatre company Red Room Productions on a production called Borderlands (2016).

Barton’s most recent work in collaboration with artist Rory Buckley consists of a range audio visual installations. The projects aim to provide the view with an experiential and interactive journey. The works explore the presence of water in our environment and the human body, highlighting the relationship between these sources.

Since 2016 Barton has been developing her teaching practice as an Associate lecturer in BA (Hons) Drama at Bath Spa University. Her practical and workshop-based teaching programmes range from physical and visual theatre and devising, to performance and media.

"I chose this course because it encourages and nurtures creativity, teaching students to cultivate and expand their own imagination."

Why did you choose the course you studied at Bath Spa?

I chose this course because it encourages and nurtures creativity, teaching students to cultivate and expand their own imagination.

What were your highlights?

Being given the opportunity and resources to make and show artistic work. Another highlight would be the feedback given to me about my work. This enabled me to learn about art-making, and begin to develop an artistic practice of my own.

How did the course support your steps into industry?

The course educates and exposes you to the industry, helping you to situate your own work within a wider professional context.

"The best thing about the course is..."

The lecturers and tutors are inspiring and supportive.

"My advice for current students would be..."

To explore and experiment as much as you can while you have the resources and the support from the University.

"I recommend Bath Spa because..."

It is a nurturing and stimulating place to study. You will not be neglected or undervalued.

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