Taught course

Theatre for Young Audiences

Bath Spa University · School of Music and the Performing Arts

Entry requirements

Normally, but not exclusively, an applicant will have a good first degree (2:1 or above). This may be in an area related to the creative industries. However, it is acknowledged that background career paths of applicants may be diverse. In fostering an ethos of interdisciplinary creativity and collaboration on the programme, we would welcome candidates who have arrived at this career choice through alternate pathways. In all applications, we will assess the application on the basis of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) where appropriate, the interview and/or application form and the portfolio of work presented.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) is a multi-disciplinary programme designed for entrepreneurial theatre makers and practitioners including actors, directors, scriptwriters, producers, scenographers and others with a relevant background in theatre and performance. Storytelling, new writing and visual theatre, including puppetry, are a particular focus of the course. Applicants will also have a desire to learn more about the structures of creative enterprise and business that surround this burgeoning field of performance making.

The course intends to foster an intensively collaborative experience situated at Theatre Royal Bath's the egg, one of the country's leading providers of theatre and related practice in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences.

Crucial to your experience of this new course is the use of the egg as the base of practice. You will be given the opportunity to immerse yourself in the operational life of one of the most innovative venues for TYA in the country: the egg 'is a fantastic theatre that offers some of the best work for children and family audiences' (Lyn Gardener - The Guardian).

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Laura Purcell Gates
+44 (0) 1225 876 246