Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Collaborative Theatre Practice

Staffordshire University · Creative Arts and Engineering

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 directors, dramaturgs, scenographers, technicians and/or stage and production managers cut or to actors and directors who wish to broaden their knowledge and experience.

It may also be of interest to actors who want to extend their knowledge, understanding and experience of collaborative theatre making processes for text-based theatre.

We welcome and encourage 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. 

All prospective students will be interviewed.

If you have any questions or would like further information about this course, please contact Richard Cheshire (MA Course Leader) at Richard.cheshire@staffs.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

Let us guide you to authentic and meaningful opportunities for developing your creative collaboration in various theatrical contexts with your postgraduate degree in collaborative theatre practice.

Developed in response to sector needs and aimed at highly motivated graduates, our innovative MA provides the perfect opportunity for you to improve and strengthen your collaborative working within the theatre practice. The course involves the planning, development and creation of your own theatre companies, highlighting the importance of classical and contemporary texts from page to stage.

Our course creates opportunities for students to thrive in theatre practice, ranging from departmental undergraduate projects to engaging and working with creative industry experts on professional work experience in Theatres and Arts Centres in the local and wider communities. The programme will culminate in you forming a unique MA company and presenting your work to a public audience.

Through our course, you will be able to negotiate the production roles and opportunities that you want to explore with a professionally active mentor, playing to strengths and interests you have already acquired in the field through work or study.

Upon successful completion of the MA, you will have the opportunity to apply to the Be Inspired team at Staffs for a year’s free careers mentoring and grant of up to £3,000 to support their companies work.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Collaborative Theatre Practice

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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