The MA in Drama and Theatre Studies programme is currently being restructured for 2017/2018
More information will be available in early 2017
Please contact the Drama and Theatre Studies Department directly for information on postgraduate options in Drama and Theatre Studies for 2017/2018
Professor Jools Gilson
The course offers an in-depth exploration of core practices, theories, histories, and research methods in theatre and performance through an intense and rigorous advanced training in seminars and studio work, productions and individual research projects. Under the newly re-configured programme, postgraduate students also specialise in a range of areas including: applied theatre and drama (for example: theatre in education or community theatre); theatre practice (for example: actor training, directing, physical theatre); or text and dramaturgy (for example: playwriting or devising). There is a lively context of debate around theatre and performance including PERFORUM (an ongoing series of talks and performances), and a programme of workshops given by visiting professional practitioners.
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
◾Articulate in discussion, in writing and/or in practice key features of contemporary theatre practice and theory;
◾Analyse and evaluate specific examples of research practice in drama, theatre, applied theatre and/or performance;
◾Express in discussion, writing and/or practice an awareness of a range of approaches to issues in one or more of the following specialisations: dramaturgy, playwriting, devising practices, performance or applications of theatre and drama in social fields;
◾Carry out specific assignments in bibliographic research and literature review in a specialist area of theatre and drama;
◾Identify and develop a substantial individual research project within the field, articulate the relevant methodological issues, project-plan it and bring it to completion.