Sarah McCourt

Personal details




University of Exeter

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education


University of Exeter

MFA in Staging Shakespeare (Distinction)

Modules covered a variety of topics including developing practical skills in directing, adapting Shakespeare and performing; developing research and performance analysis skills and exploring the historical and cultural contexts of staging Shakespeare.

During the Shakespeare Adaptation and Performance module I devised a piece titled Human Alchemy using a collage technique, which I performed at the Im Stammelbachspeicher in Hildesheim.  I have continued to develop Human Alchemy and recently performed it again at Camden People’s Theatre.

In January 2008 I presented a paper at the Postgraduate Research Forum on Listening Space in Shakespeare’s Plays.


Rose Bruford College

PGDip  in Theatre and Performance Studies

 Modules were studied by distance learning whilst working full time and included The Historical Model, The Director, Theatre Policy and Management, Theatre Design: Space and Performance.


University of Wales, Cardiff

Postgraduate Certificate of Education (Further Education)


Manchester Metropolitan

BA [Hons] Creative Arts (2:1)

Modules achieved in Directing, Acting, Theatre Studies, Live Arts, Film Studies, TV Drama, Video Production and Writing.

During this period and subsequently I have had work published in a variety of national poetry magazines including Smoke, Terrible Work and Fire.


Professional/research experience

December 2009:

Index Compiler

‘Ritual, rapture and remorse: the dance of the spider in Salento’, by Dr Jerri Daboo (to be published with Peter Lang)

August 2007:

External Verifier for BTEC Performing Arts

Edexcel, London

June 2006:

Examiner for A' level Drama

Edexcel, London

I have examined both practical and written papers


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications



Full Member


Associate of the Higher Education Academy


Institute for Learning

Member, QTLS