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About Theatre Studies
Masters degrees in Theatre Studies offer advanced training in the technical and contextual aspects of theatre performance, including its history and modes of production.
Taught MA and MFA courses are typical for the field. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a revenant subject such as Performance Studies or Drama.
Courses in this field explore dramaturgy (roles and technologies) for theatre performance, from scriptwriters to choreographers and designers, and their historical development.
You will examine a variety of theatre types, from classical theatre and comedy, to physical theatre and musicals. This includes exploring the development of performance through history, from periods such as the Elizabethan and Jacobean ages, to contemporary practices.
Practical methodologies include techniques for acting, devising, performance art, playwriting, lighting, and audio visual techniques. You will also examine theatre in relation to its sociocultural and sociohistorical context, including theory such as aesthetics, semiotics, cross-culturalism and social politics.
Careers are highly varied, but could include roles such as directing, marketing or communications for any number of theatre companies. Graduates also explore roles in stage management, or careers in film, radio and TV.
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This course allows you to investigate current issues, debates and theories around applied theatre in the diverse contexts of education, health and mental health, community work, and the criminal justice system.
You will attend a curated series of performances and cultural events at leading venues across London. Content driven by the varied research specialisms of staff and current developments in the field, e.g.
This Masters programme engages with a wide variety of histories and practices attached to the study of theatre. It is designed to enable you to become proficient in the techniques of historical, sociological and theoretical analysis of the theatrical process, past and present.
This taught Master's explores physical training for actors and performance practice. Based on an intensive, sustained and sophisticated engagement with this specialist aspect of theatre practice, the programme gives you the opportunity to work as individual practitioners and as an ensemble.
Your own practice is at the centre of the programme - A central focus is your own individual practice, with specialist modules providing the opportunity to develop new skills and techniques in different locations and contexts.
This taught masters focuses on theatre and performance in Irish, European, and international contexts, and is designed to strengthen the analytic, critical, and practical approaches of theatre students.
What can theatre tell us about everyday life in a digital culture? How does dance inform and shape society? How can we analyse, interpret and respond to this - as critical thinkers? In this programme you will learn how to investigate and reflect on the dynamic ways in which theatrical and choreographic practices respond to a society in transition.
Develop as a playwright by learning with professional and award-winning dramatists. On our MA Playwriting you produce a varied portfolio of dramatic works, culminating in a full-length original play, which will enable you to hone and develop your own unique voice.
The cultural hub of London is the venue for MA Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy. The programme balances theoretical study of theatre and performance with the development of diverse skills in dramaturgy and criticism.
Influencing the world since 1583, the University of Edinburgh is the ideal place to further your understanding of, and contribution to, global cultures. We are ranked 18th in the QS World University Rankings 2019.
Since 1451 we have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research. Whether you are looking for a change of direction, to build on your current knowledge and skills, or interested in an academic career, our programmes have been developed to meet the needs of your future employers. The University of Glasgow is ranked in the world’s top 100 for Arts & Humanities. Our Postgraduate taught degrees are taught one-year full-time (two-years part-time), and start in September. We have developed strong local, national and international connections w
The School of Arts is a multidisciplinary school, offering a range of flexible postgraduate degree programmes in the following areas: Drama and Theatre, Film and History and Philosophy of Art.