Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Collaborative Theatre Practice

Staffordshire University · Creative Arts and Engineering

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Entry requirements

Honours degree of 2:1 or above, or relevant professional experience, in a related area.

Entry to the programme is open to both National and International Drama and Theatre graduates with a proven aptitude and ability in their specialist area i.e. as scenographers, technicians and/or stage and production managers or to actors and directors who wish to broaden their knowledge and experience.

We welcome applications from students from a wide variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. These include working theatre professionals, teachers, performers and other creative industry practitioners who are interested in upskilling and advancing their personal and professional development.

Months of entry


Course content

Advance your theatre skills and learn how to work as a collaborative practitioner on a series of production- based projects with the support and guidance of professional creative industry practitioners.

This practice - based MA, is perfect for emerging and established set and costume designers, theatre scenographers, directors, dramaturgs, technicians and stage and production managers. It offers real world opportunities to extend and develop their experience of working in artistic and creative roles within theatre production teams, helping them realise play texts for performance.

You will learn and enhance your specific theatre skills and processes and practices: working imaginatively, creatively, collaboratively on specified theatre projects. In the first instance these will normally be through negotiated roles on undergraduate productions of either a contemporary or classical play.

We will help you negotiate your own professional creative industry placement, offering you valuable entrepreneurial and enterprise skills, career enhancement skills and opportunities.

You will be required to work with your fellow students to create and develop your own unique theatre company. Once established you will work collaboratively on an agreed theatre project of your choice, work with professional actors and tour your work to venues you negotiate and arrange.

Throughout the programme you will be taught, mentored and supported by experienced theatre practitioners and established creative industry experts. Your industry work will be supported by the BeInspired team at Staffordshire University, who will offer you opportunities to apply for a year’s free career advice and funding after you graduate.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    13 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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