Normally a 2:1 Honours degree in Drama or a relevant subject, or its equivalent. This should normally be in Drama, Theatre Studies, Performance Studies, English or a similar subject.
In special circumstances applicants whose first degree is in another area will be considered. Practical and/or professional experience may be taken as constituting the equivalent of a degree qualification, provided there is also sufficient evidence that applicants will be able to cope with the academic aspects of the programme.
Evidence of a background which includes practical theatre work (this may take the form of professional exterience, practically based University courses, or in certain cases, non professional practice). An interview may be required as part of the application process.
Months of entry
The digital age has intensified the need to study performance. Performance is no longer confined to a segregated place and time – the theatre – but is, literally, everywhere. The last three decades have seen an explosion of hybrid forms of performance worldwide: cross-cultural theatre, documentary and socially engaged performance, live art, one-on-one performance, immersive and site-specific theatre, traditional and contemporary adaptations of classics.
Located in a vibrant research environment in one of the best-equipped Drama Departments in the UK, our MA in Theatre Practice nurtures practitioners and scholars of the future. The diverse and flexible programme taught by internationally renowned scholars-practitioners allows you to research, construct and deliver highly articulate ideas. Our rigorous teaching encourages collaboration across genres, disciplines and cultures. It is rooted in physical training, environmental, scenographic, object and site exploration, ensemble work, creative and critical writing, and expert supervision of artistically challenging ideas and projects.
During a one year course you will:
- Extend your practice by participating in workshops with leading professionals in your field of interest whether that may be performing, directing, socially engaged performance or Shakespeare
- Learn to contextualise your work socially and politically
- Sharpen your critical skills by engaging with theoretical and practice-based research
- Develop compositional, technical and management skills and strategies for creating independent work
- Forge relationships with an international network of organisations and/or universities
- Build creative communities
Information for international students
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
English language requirementsIELTS (Academic)
Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.TOEFL IBT*
Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.Pearson Test of English (Academic)
58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.
Fees and funding
Learn more at the fees and funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Graduate School Office
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