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Masters degrees in Drama focus on advanced study of the performing arts in a theatrical context. Individual courses may cover a range of topics, from practical techniques to the management of venues and the production of performances. Some programmes may specialise in one or two areas.
This is a broad field, offering taught MA qualifications as well as practical MFA degrees, research-based MRes programmes and shorter Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas.
Needless to say, postgraduate study in Drama may prepare you for a range of careers associated with the theatre.
You could work in the practical staging, design and production of performances. Alternatively, you could focus on the business of theatrical work: the management of venues and the creation of successful plays and shows.
Some courses also offer practical training, but students specifically seeking to study Acting, Dance or Music should look for Masters degrees in these areas.
Beyond the theatre, a Masters in Drama can lead to work in education (at school, college or university level) as well as broader roles in the cultural and creative industries.
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If you’ve got an undergraduate degree and are striving to become a secondary school Drama teacher, then studying our PGCE Secondary Education with QTS (Drama) will help you on your way. Read more
The MA Drama and Movement Therapy course at Central offers a particular pedagogic approach to learning the craft of dramatherapy and is a unique combination of drama and movement within an intensive experiential training. Read more
Designed to help you develop your practical skills and theoretical knowledge of drama education, this MA is aimed at practitioners working in both schools and colleges, and community and educational theatre settings. Read more
School Direct (Tuition Fee) is a route into teaching at both primary and secondary levels. Trainees join other student teachers on the established English with Drama PGCE programme at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), whilst undertaking their teaching experience at their host school or alliance. Read more
Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the drama secondary school curriculum. You’ll learn about the theories and practical methods that form the basis of drama education. Read more
Are you passionate about introducing the exciting world of learning through drama - in all its forms - to children and young people? This Secondary Drama PGCE will give you the strong grounding you need to make a contribution to this essential aspect of education. Read more
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. Read more
We recognise the importance and potential of theatre as an art form. Our goal is to promote pupils’ personal, social, spiritual and cultural development through theatre and performance. Read more
Combining recent developments in drama education, second language acquisition and ELT methodology, this course offers an innovative approach to teaching drama as a key way of promoting learning and language acquisition in more creative and personalised ways. Read more
Create fictional worlds and use everyday situations to tell stories through the mediums of drama and creative writing in order to inspire young people, spark their imaginations and aid their social and emotional development. Read more
With the PGCE Secondary Education with Drama you will address all aspects of teaching secondary drama, develop the skills and knowledge valued by employers, and benefit from our custom-built first class facilities. Read more
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