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You will normally have good knowledge and experience of at least one of theatre-making discipline (i.e. performance, directing, writing, design, dramaturgy, puppetry, music, visual art), together with a strong desire to bring this expertise to an experimental theatre-making environment. Alternatively, you may be an outstanding individual from another discipline, with an evident desire to explore interdisciplinary practice. You should normally have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, (drama, theatre or performance studies) though applications from students of other disciplines will be considered.
Months of entry
Central offers a PG Certificate in Applied Theatre with Young People (PGATYP) in Directing Text in association with the National Theatre, as part of their Connections Scheme. You apply initially through the scheme at The National Theatre.
- Combines the National Theatre Youth Connections Scheme with academic study.
- Integrates theory and practical work in directing with young people.
- Applied theatre at Central is highly regarded internationally as a world leader with the largest number of specialist teaching staff in the field.
The PGATYP is designed to provide a qualification based on work undertaken in partnership with the National Theatre in directing theatre and drama with young people (young people are usually interpreted as up to the age of 25 years). The course offers direct entry to Central’s MA Applied Theatre on successful completion of the PGATYP.
Information for international students
Central holds international auditions/interviews. Please see Central’s website for details. To book a place please email email@example.com. If you are unable to attend in person, the course admissions tutor may offer you the opportunity of a distance audition/interview.
Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to prove their English language proficiency by gaining an overall score of 7.0 in an IELTS test. We do accept equivalent English language qualifications
More information for international students can be found on Central’s website.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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