You should normally have an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant subject area.
Months of entry
This pioneering MA offers interdisciplinary perspectives on international performance, and aims to understand performance in relation to the culture to which it contributes. The MA takes in diverse forms of theatre, including multicultural and street theatre, and such practices as performance art, dance, ritual, site-specific performance and a wide range of hybrid forms. It leads you to explore performance as sociocultural process by using analytical principles from sociology, the sociology of culture, cultural theory, anthropology, history, philosophy, politics and theatre and performance.
We have numerous links, locally and internationally, with a wide variety of theatres, companies and performers, all of which enhance your research possibilities.
What you study
There are three compulsory core modules which focus on a range of issues concerning performance as a sociocultural practice. They involve:
- conceptual and theoretical material, their interweave and their relationship to performance
- historiographical methodologies and textual issues
- analysis of live performances
- cultural difference, ethnicity and cross-culturalism
- questions to do with corporeality, alternative spaces and performance in terms of social inclusivity
A choice of options or independent study constitutes the fourth component, and a dissertation on your individual research completes your programme of study.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||66|
|Dissertation||34 (20000 words)|
Course contact details
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