Taught course

Collaborative Theatre Making (in association with Frantic Assembly)

Coventry University · Coventry School of Art and Design

Entry requirements

Applicants should ideally hold a good honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline. However, applications from candidates with relevant experience will also be considered on an individual basis. International applicants must also hold a minimum of 6.5 score in the IELTS test for English language. Entry to this course is by audition and interview with the course team and Frantic Assembly. Applicants from oversea students are welcomed and alternative audition arrangements for non UK based applicants are available.

Months of entry


Course content


This course runs once a year from January.

Delivered in association with internationally renowned theatre company Frantic Assembly, this MA provides a unique opportunity to develop collaborative theatre making skills as relevant to professional level contemporary theatre across Europe, Australia, North America and Asia. Open to students from a range of performance practices including performers, directors, writers, dancers, choreographers, composers, musicians and actors this MA combines intensive practical delivery with research events and online learning. Preparing you for the industry, this course can help you to develop your own skills, practice and profile as an independent practitioner working within contemporary theatre as a performer, maker and/or educator.

Why choose this course?

In choosing this course you will join an established Performing Arts department known for industry-facing, research-informed and practice-led provision. You will have the opportunity to study with leading professionals and academics in the field, thereby gaining insights, experience and knowledge in order to develop your own collaborative practice, industry skills and networks. You will benefit from intensive practical performance projects with Frantic Assembly and research events and seminars with leading academics and industry professionals involved in production, project management and funding. Embedded digital learning activities will further support your development as a collaborative practitioner and independent artist, helping you to develop additional skills in digital interaction and supporting flexible and innovative approaches to learning.

What will I learn?

As a student on this course you will follow a suite of mandatory modules central to collaborative theatre making. They have been designed to simultaneously develop your practical, theoretical and professional practice skills while offering you the opportunity to create your own individual pathway of specialism. For example, the MA Final Project modules enable you to design your own exit route from the course and in to the professional world whether it be performing, collaborative making, facilitation and/or scholarly research. Other key areas of study include: skill acquisition in collaborative theatre making, drawing on the working practices of Frantic Assembly; intensive collaborative performance making periods, culminating in public performances at an established performance venue; contemporary theatre theories and concepts; reflective practice strategies; professional level approaches to project management, design and evaluation; and option modules in research methodologies or education and facilitation.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office: Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152 www.coventry.ac.uk/iocontactus

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
024 7765 4321