Taught course

Applied Theatre and Intervention

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Performance and Cultural Industries
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons). Significant relevant industry experience will also be considered in place of a formal qualification. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. Please contact us for more information.

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you’re passionate about using theatre to help stimulate processes of change in the lives of individuals and communities then this is the course for you. You’ll gain the skills to become an applied theatre practitioner. Through practice and theory you will explore applied theatre in all of its forms including community theatre, theatre-in-education, mental health contexts, intergenerational work, theatre and health, prison theatre, refugee theatre and theatre for development.

You’ll gain a broad understanding of some of the wider issues faced by applied theatre practitioners including ethics, boundaries, evaluation, policy and funding and have the opportunity to apply your learning in a placement context.

Core modules will look at practice-based workshop techniques and the development of facilitation skills; concepts and theories underpinning applied theatre and interventionist practice; and research training. You will also choose from optional modules that will allow you to pursue your personal interests.

Our purpose-built landmark building stage@leeds houses two professional-standard and publicly licensed theatres that regularly host work by both students and visiting theatre companies – one of which is a technically advanced research facility.

Find out more about stage@leeds.

Our School includes rehearsal rooms, two black-box studios, costume construction and wardrobe stores, a design studio and scenic workshop, video editing and sound recording suits as well as computer aided design.

Our links with external organisations are among our biggest strengths, giving you the chance to take performance to different environments outside of the university context. We’re always developing new relationships with partners in different contexts to offer you more opportunities to participate.


Opera North, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds City Council, the National Media Museum, Red Ladder Theatre Company, Limehouse Productions, Phoenix Dance Theatre, the National Coal Mining Museum for England, Blah Blah Blah Theatre Company, the BBC amongst many others are all among our partners.

Candidates may be required to undertake a criminal records check to be able to work in some of the contexts, and international students should be prepared to bring documentation to support this. You will be supported in making the application by the school.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see School website.
International students
Please see School website.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pcipg@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 8710