MA Theatre Practice
The M.A. in Theatre Practice is offered by UCD in partnership with the Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin and aims to provide students with diverse advanced skills in the practice of theatre grounded in academic and practice-based theories.
Hybrid approach to teaching and learning through academic modules at UCD and practice-based modules in the Gaiety School of Acting
Equips students to develop original conceptual ideas in theatre practice
Clear career pathways through access to national and international theatre networks, and theatre producers and presenters
The M.A. in Theatre Practice is offered by UCD in partnership with the Gaiety School of Acting and aims to create future leaders in the theatre industry who have an all-round skills base in theatre practice. The programme's ethos emphasises the complementarity of theory and practice by bringing together UCD's rigorous academic scholarship and the Gaiety School of Acting's expertise in theatre practice and production. The programme offers best-practice methods in teaching and fosters students' independent, self-motivated and critical thinking. On graduation students will have learned skills to create and produce original works of theatre; to think conceptually about theatre practices and research in drama and performance; and be equipped to work knowledgeably in multidisciplinary contexts in practice-based creative processes.
This course is open to students who have an undergraduate degree in Drama or Theatre Studies or in a cognate subject area, and/or, to students who have demonstrable evidence of substantial experience and/or practice and/or training in theatre.
Facilities and Resources
Students have access to all UCD facilities and to the suite of studios and theatre spaces of the Gaiety School of Acting located in Dublin's city-centre at Smock Alley Theatre - 1662 Temple Bar.