Dr Nic Fryer


Dr Nic Fryer
NameDr Nic Fryer
Job titleSenior Lecturer (Practice) in Learning and Teaching
Research institute
Primary appointmentEducation
Email addressn.fryer@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7060-9290
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Nic is a lecturer, teacher and theatre director.  He has taught in a range of educational settings, including working in drama departments in universities for fifteen years and secondary schools for thirteen years, where he led one of the largest Drama cohorts in the UK.  Nic has won various awards for his teaching and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  He founded the award winning Small Change Theatre, whose productions Long Wave, Red Velvet and Making the Difference amongst others have toured nationally to a range of venues including BAC, Latitude Festival and Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Teaching

Nic is Course Leader of the FdA Learning and Teaching.  He is currently Module Leader for the following modules:

  • Curriculum Studies 1
  • Inclusive Practices
  • Understanding Behaviour
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Peer and Team Coaching in Higher Education

He also teaches on/has taught on the modules 

  • Education Research Project
  • Psychology of Learning in Higher Education

Employment

Senior Lecturer
University of the Arts London
01 Sept 2021
09 Nov 2022
Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, BA Performing Arts and MA Performance
Buckinghamshire New University
01 Jun 2010
31 Aug 2021
Visiting Lecturer
University of Bedfordshire
01 Oct 2006
28 Feb 2010
Seminar Leader
University of Warwick
01 Oct 2008
31 Dec 2008
Artistic Director
Small Change Theatre
09 Sept 2001
31 Aug 2009
Head of Drama and Assistant Head of Year
Redborne Upper School
01 Sept 1994
31 Aug 2007

Education and qualifications

PhD

Thesis: Towards a Pedagogy of Devised Theatre Praxis. (Education, Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies).

31 Dec 2013
University of Warwick
Diploma in Group Work with Groupwork Practitioner Status
31 Dec 2021
Institute of Group Analysis.
Senior Fellowship
31 Dec 2013
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
MA Theatre Studies
30 Jun 1994
University of Leeds
BA (Hons) Drama

First Class

30 Jun 1992
University of Bristol

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Hope and helplessness in the post-Covid drama, theatre and performance classroom

Fryer, N. 2022. Hope and helplessness in the post-Covid drama, theatre and performance classroom. TaPRA. University of Essex 12 - 14 Sep 2022

‘Apart, we are together. Together, we are apart’: Rancière’s community of translators in theory and theatre

Fryer, N. 2021. ‘Apart, we are together. Together, we are apart’: Rancière’s community of translators in theory and theatre. in: Fryer, N. and Conroy, C. (ed.) Rancière and Performance Lanham Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 101-121

Rancière’s theatrocracy within and beyond the theatre

Fryer, N. 2021. Rancière’s theatrocracy within and beyond the theatre. in: Fryer, N. and Conroy, C. (ed.) Rancière and Performance Lanham Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 1-14

Results of cross-faculty 'capstone' assessments involving nursing and performing arts students

Edwards, S., Fryer, N., Boot, M., Farquharson, M., McCormack, S., Sluman, K. and Tigar, K. 2018. Results of cross-faculty 'capstone' assessments involving nursing and performing arts students. Nursing Management. 25 (4), pp. 22-29. https://doi.org/10.7748/nm.2018.e1777

Beyond you and I: role play and reflection-in-action in communication training

Fryer, N. and Boot, M. 2017. Beyond you and I: role play and reflection-in-action in communication training. Reflective Practice. 18 (1), pp. 112-122. https://doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2016.1251413

The 'third thing': Rancière, process drama and experimental performance

Fryer, N. 2015. The 'third thing': Rancière, process drama and experimental performance. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. 20 (3), pp. 331-336. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2015.1059258

From reproduction to creativity and the aesthetic: towards an ontological approach to the assessment of devised performance

Fryer, N. 2010. From reproduction to creativity and the aesthetic: towards an ontological approach to the assessment of devised performance. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. 15 (4), pp. 547-562. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2010.512189
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