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MATheatre Practice

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Our interdisciplinary MA Theatre Practice provides an opportunity for you to develop advanced knowledge of different processes of theatre-making, international performance traditions, approaches to practice-as-research (PaR), and methods of writing, directing and devising in professional contexts.

You will explore a diverse range of artistic approaches, gain insights into related critical discourses and develop an in-depth understanding of the possible interrelationships between ‘practice’ and ‘research’ – investigating how practitioners at the cutting-edge of the performing arts make their ideas a tangible reality.

Our course gives you the opportunity to advance your skills in your chosen area of:

Applied theatre
Your teaching is research-led by staff in our Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies. It will often be complimented by engagement with invited professional theatre practitioners and guest speakers. You also have the option to choose selected modules delivered by our School of Philosophy and Art History.

Programme structure

Year 1

Research for Creative Practice
Theatre-Making 1
Dramatic Structure (optional)
Literature and Performance in the Modern City (optional)
Film Workshop (optional)
Applied Theatre Making: Writing in the Community (optional)
Writing Radio Drama (optional)
Art and Politics (optional)
Critique and Curating (optional)
Philosophy and Aesthetics (optional)

Career opportunities

Be an actor, a writer, a director, a stage-manager, a producer – or something even more exciting! An MA Theatre Practice degree opens many doors. Creativity, communication and versatility are highly valued skills in our rapidly changing world.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States