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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Work with creativity and flair as a theatre-maker. Experience first-hand the intricate collaborative interplay between dramatists, directors and performers which underpins successful theatre-making in the UK in a rich creative environment.

Combining practical workshops with seminar explorations and discussions, you'll focus on your work as an active theatre-maker, and will learn the critical and interpretative skills needed to map and analyse the processes of theatre-making at an ambitious level. You'll have full use of our industry-standard rehearsal and production facilities for creative investigation of plays and performance texts, and to develop your own work. You'll benefit from contact with leading theatre-makers through theatre projects, masterclasses, lectures and workshops.

Course content

Our modules, with our focus on hands-on, collaborative working, and contact with leading theatre-makers, will ensure that you have a wide range of practical, creative and analytical skills for the production and performance of theatre texts.

Throughout the course we'll interweave the ethics, politics and aesthetics of theatre-making and critical analysis. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of narrative structures and their visual, technical, performative and political dimensions. We consider contemporary practice along with active research into some of the longer histories that continue to influence how we make theatre now. You'll be able to demonstrate your skills with an extended practical or written independent project worth over half of the course credits.

You'll work with students studying alongside you on this MA and may also choose to work with our undergraduate students, and actors and directors from outside the Department. You'll learn to work collaboratively with people in a wide range of roles and across disciplines.

Careers and skills

This course develops a range of analytical and practical skills in the performance and production of theatre texts, making our graduates highly employable. Because this masters is flexible enough to offer both practice-based and research-based paths you'll find there’s a wide variety of career paths open to you across theatre and academia.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,700per year

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

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 103 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    156 82%

    10th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    18th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    48th

    30

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