The MA in Theatre Practice and Production prepares students for professional-level work in the theatre and other creative industries. Students take modules in many different aspects of theatre practice, including ensemble performance, direction and performance. An optional internship with an Irish theatre company forms part of the course. During the summer months, students complete a practice-based research project in acting, playwriting, direction, devising or design – and this is used for their final dissertation.
Students benefit from our continuing links and partnerships with many Irish theatre companies, including Druid, The Abbey (Ireland's National Theatre), the street theatre company Macnas and the world-renowned Galway Arts Festival. Our intensive programme of talks by leading artists and scholars puts you directly into conversations about the state of theatre now.
3 Good Reasons To Study This Course
1. Central to the programme is the work of the Druid Academy. It allows students to benefit from NUI Galway's partnership with Druid Theatre – recently described by the New York Times as "one of the world's great theatre companies".
2. Students work directly with the Druid Theatre Director-in- Residence and participate in masterclasses and workshops with members of the company, including artistic director Garry Hynes, the first woman to win a Tony Award for directing.
3. Students have access to the University's rich theatre facilities in the O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance.