Masters | Postgraduate Course - Theatre Practice MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £8,300 full-time; £4,150 part-time. International: £17,700 full-time
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Theatre Practice MA

Study Details

MA: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

The digital age has intensified the need to study performance. Performance is no longer confined to a segregated place and time – the theatre – but is, literally, everywhere. The last three decades have seen an explosion of hybrid forms of performance worldwide: cross-cultural theatre, documentary and socially engaged performance, live art, one-on-one performance, immersive and site-specific theatre, traditional and contemporary adaptations of classics.

Located in a vibrant research environment in one of the best-equipped Drama Departments in the UK, our MA in Theatre Practice nurtures practitioners and scholars of the future. The diverse and flexible programme taught by internationally renowned scholars-practitioners allows you to research, construct and deliver highly articulate ideas.

Module details

Compulsory modules

DRAM102     Research Preparation and Writing Skills Term 1    15
DRAM103     Cultural Adaptation Term 1    30
DRAM080     Dissertation Term 2 & 3    60
DRAM136     Contemporary Performance Practices Term 1    30

Optional modules

There is provision for students to take DRAM039 Research Project Development in place of DRAM096, to be agreed in negotiation with the Postgraduate Taught Programme Convenor.

DRAM096     Performance Practice Project Term 2    45
DRAM039     Research Project Development Term 2    45

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree in Drama or a relevant subject, or its equivalent.  This should normally be in Drama, Theatre Studies, Performance Studies, English or a similar subject.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

A Masters degree in Drama from Exeter will provide you with a wide range of skills which will be useful in your future study or employment. Our students develop skills in researching, analysing and assessing sources, written and verbal communication, managing and interpreting information and developing ideas and arguments. There are a wide range of career options open to students including acting, directing, performing, teaching and technical roles. Graduates also find work in other very varied areas: website design, press relations, magazine editing, copywriting, account managing, national health practice, law and journalism.