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About the course

The MA Applied Theatre encourages investigation into the possibilities and contradictions of drama and theatre practice as transformative and rehabilitative, and engages practically and critically with a range of theories and current practices. As a student on the programme, you will:

  • Gain knowledge of theatre in extensive applied, community and drama education settings, in the UK and globally
  • Combine theory and practice in exploring how theatre can change lives
  • Offers industry placements globally

Key features of the programme

Key features of the MA Applied Theatre are:

  • exploration of theatre work in specific settings;
  • key practices in applied theatre;
  • a theoretical engagement with new ideas in the field;
  • project-based study examining specific professional work with a varied range of client

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Entry Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to satisfy the admission requirements. Invitation to interview and admission will be based on the reasonable expectation from your application that you have the potential to complete and contribute positively to the degree and that you would benefit from master’s level study. You will normally have a degree or equivalent qualification in an arts-related subject and/or two years relevant professional experience.

Course Content

Open days

10 May 2021
Postgraduate Information Week

14 May 2021
International Student Support and VISA information

Where will I study?

Where is Royal Central School of Speech & Drama


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Student Profile(s)

Karen Leadbeater, Graduated 2017, currently a drama teacher.

The course provided a platform for me to engage with progressive and thought provoking perspectives. I have loved being part of the Central community and will be ever grateful for the new perspectives that have illuminated the drama education work I do with young people.


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