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Drama and Theatre Education MA

University of Warwick

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Drama and Theatre Education MA will develop your practical skills and theoretical knowledge as a drama educator. Warwick's Centre for Education offers a programme involving teaching from an internationally renowned expert in drama and theatre education.

Course Overview

Designed to help 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. There is a balance between the study and practice of drama as a subject in schools/colleges, and the wider use of drama for personal and community purposes. Teaching is built around practical workshops, which give you hands-on experience of drama, as well as providing ideas and techniques for use in your own workplace. A suite of modules unique to this course is designed to reflect current developments in education and a broad range of theatre and drama work.

Teaching and Assessment

This course provides practical experience of a wide range of drama and theatre practices. The weekly practical workshops are run by Module Leaders, invited guests, and students themselves. These workshops give you hands-on experience of drama as well as methods and ideas for using drama and theatre in your workplace. The core modules on this course are assessed through a combination of essays and performances. You’ll also complete a dissertation based on an individual research project, with support from a member of academic staff. You will have 9 hours core contact time in Autumn and Spring Term plus rehearsal time and regular trips to local schools and theatres and guest lectures and performances throughout the year.

Skills from this degree

  • Pedagogic, management and artistic skills you need to be an effective teacher and practitioner in drama
  • Construct a framework for the effective delivery of a drama curriculum in your own professional context. This includes progression, assessment and course design
  • Complete a small scale research project into an aspect of your professional work
  • Understand the place of drama in the current National Curriculum Orders. Be able to devise policies and strategies for the implementation of drama
  • Be able to draw on contemporary theory, practice and criticism in the field of theatre and evaluate its relevance to drama education
  • Understand the theoretical and practical relationships between drama in education and other genres of theatre; particularly community theatre and Theatre in Education

Careers

Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Academy 360; Ark Schools; British Council; Department of Education; E-Act; Oxfordshire County Council; PricewaterhouseCoopers and Royal Academy of Engineering. They have pursued roles such as: actors, entertainers and presenters; business, research and administrative professionals; chief executives and senior officials; education advisers and school inspectors; further education teaching professionals and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Careers in Education
  • Careers with Children and Young People
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 21,280per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 102 11

    17th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    162 85%

    6th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    41st

    54
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    137 69%

    17th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.40 88%

    3rd

    1

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