The third year is about experimentation. Having completed basic training in techniques required for the mainstream industry, our students have a year to explore avant garde, post-modern, and alternative genres of live and electronic performance. We consider recent developments in film technology and their impact on acting techniques. These have included acting within a digitally simulated environment, working through digitally animated characters, and the technique of re-voicing within post-production. This experimentation is supported by a cognate course on theories of performance designed specifically to cater for the needs of the actor. Students work on texts that require non-naturalistic techniques of performance; these texts range from pre-modern plays through to the creation of digitally animated characters. Second semester also provides specialist study of all facets of comedy and satire on stage and screen. This includes students developing stand up routines and performing for the camera.