Taught course

Applied Theatre with Young People

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London · Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be able to demonstrate the following: - relevant qualifications (e.g. undergraduate degree or equivalent) or professional experience which has prepared you equivalently for advanced study, as agreed by academic staff at Central School of Speech and Drama ; - appropriate written reference; - evidence of a specific commitment to the course with an understanding of relevant issues and practices; - evidence of appropriate level of skills/competencies; - evidence of the ability to work in collaboration with colleagues and, where relevant, with external parties; - evidence of a capacity to work at masters' level

Months of entry


Course content

An applied theatre course with two routes: Directing Text in association with the National Theatre or Facilitation in association with the Almeida Theatre. Students work in partnership with young people and the theatres as part of either the National Connections Scheme or the Almeida Theatre Workshop Leader Scheme.

This course is designed to provide a qualification based on work undertaken in partnership with external theatre organisations in facilitating, or directing theatre and drama with young people (up to the age of 25 years). There are currently two routes available:

  • Directing Text at the National Theatre
  • Facilitation at the Almeida Theatre.

Students on either route follow the same teaching schedule at Central. Practical specialisms are undertaken within the schedule of the external theatre organisation. For the second unit students join Central’s MA Applied Theatre students for ‘Critical Contexts’, a theoretical unit engaging them with contemporary issues in applied theatre discourses.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

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