M.A.-Theatre and Performance Studies
This MA is a practice-based course exploring diverse forms of contemporary theatre, such as devised performance and live art; community and applied theatres; new playwriting; classic texts on the contemporary stage; and documentary and verbatim theatre.
The course allows students to develop their skills as researchers and as performance makers. It emphasises practice-based research methodologies as well as more traditional research strategies, and students may also choose to submit a dissertation that incorporates a practice component.
The MA is structured around four taught modules plus a dissertation of either 15,000 words or 9,000 words plus a practice-based research component.
The MA engages with current issues in performance theory and practice, and brings students into contact with practising theatre-makers and arts organisations. The Theatre Workshop's team has strong links with the experimental performance ensemble Forced Entertainment (based in Sheffield) and company member Terry O´Connor regularly contributes to the MA programme. Other companies in the region that we continue to work with include the political theatre group Red Ladder, and Mind the Gap, a theatre company which specialises in making work with artists with learning disabilities.
The MA is taught primarily in the School's fully-equipped Theatre Workshop and studio spaces, and in the University´s publically licensed Drama Studio.
We expect applicants to have direct experience of theatre practice; we are aware, however, that the nature and extent of that experience will vary considerably depending on educational background and opportunity.
International Student Requirements:
IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6 in each part), or TOEFL 630 with TWE 5 (paper based) or TOEFL 267, TWE 5 (computer based) or equivalent. The TOEFL IBT test score has to be 113 or above.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: No