Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Physical Acting

Institution
University of Kent · School of Arts
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or better, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies. Your application should include a sample of your academic writing. Ideally this will be an essay, on a similar or related topic, that you have recently written as part of your undergraduate degree programme. Please upload this to KentVision.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This taught Master's explores physical training for actors and performance practice. Based on an intensive, sustained and sophisticated engagement with this specialist aspect of theatre practice, the programme gives you the opportunity to work as individual practitioners and as an ensemble.

The programme explores:

  • physical and vocal training processes for actors
  • acting processes for performers
  • autonomous and collaborative practice
  • interdisciplinary approaches

It also equips you with the ability to document research practices in an appropriate form that is viewed as an integral part of the process and outcomes of this MA.

You have the opportunity to work with internationally respected physical theatre and training specialists, including Professor Paul Allain and Kent colleagues, as well as participate in a professional workshop on actor training by a visiting practitioner working within the tradition of European experimental theatre. You can participate fully in the activities of the Department’s very active research centre, the ‘European Theatre Research Network’.

Teaching and Assessment

Assessment is by coursework, including practical and written components for each of the modules, and by the final term project with its option of a conference paper and dissertation or mixed practice and dissertation.

Information for international students

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways (see http://www.kent.ac.uk/international-pathways/)

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most up to date information.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Arts
Email
arts-pgadmin@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1227 764000