Taught course

Theatre and Performance

Institution
York St John University · School of Art, Design and Computer Science
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Qualifications

Entry onto this postgraduate course requires a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in a related subject.

If your undergraduate degree is not in a related field but you have extensive experience of arts practice, your application will be considered.

International Students

If you're an international student, you'll need to demonstrate experience, or qualifications equivalent to those above.

If your first language is not English you must show evidence of English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Interview and portfolio

Entry onto this postgraduate course is subject to attending an interview.

At interview you will be asked to give a presentation which will:

  • Demonstrate your readiness for graduate level practice
  • Show evidence of your engagement with critical thinking.

You will also be asked to complete a portfolio. This portfolio should show examples of previous and current theatre and performance practice.

We are happy to arrange interviews via Skype for overseas students.

APEL policy

If you can't meet these minimum requirements it may be possible to take into account evidence of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) as an alternative method of meeting the programme’s entry requirements. In such a case, appropriate references and records of employment might be presented to support the applicant’s case for admission.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Investigate the interrelationships between your own arts practice and questions arising about knowledge, research, studio practice and performance.


Throughout this programme we put your unique theatre practice at the centre of your learning and give you the tools to develop your individual approach and professional profile. Offering the ideal opportunity for you to create in-depth and professional performances that you will articulate through presentation, documentation and performance.

Our experienced tutors and guest artists will encourage and equip you to create performances for festivals, city centre venues, site-specific projects and the touring studio.

You will develop strategies to reflect, theorise and document your practice and be given a platform to share your thinking.

With a fluid interrelationship between theory and practice, you will have the opportunity to take full advantage of the workshop, studio, seminar and virtual environments the University has to offer.

We will encourage you to engage in collaborative practice with others and consider the implications of working in particular contexts or in response to specific commissions. This course offers great opportunities for cross-disciplinary work, allowing you to engage with other students on the Applied Theatre and Music postgraduate courses.

Our magazine, Theatre Pages, is produced by staff and students studying on our drama and theatre courses. Launched in 2011, it provides an insight into the work of our staff and students.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,500
International students
£12,750

UK & EU 2021 - 22

The tuition fee for 2021 entry to this postgraduate course is £6,500 for full-time UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

For UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students studying part time, the tuition fee for 2021 entry to this postgraduate course is £3,250 per year.

Postgraduate loans are available to help you pay for your master’s course. Find out more about postgraduate funding opportunities.

International (non-EU) 2021 - 22

The tuition fee for 2021 entry to this postgraduate course is £12,750 for international students.

Due to immigration laws, international students on a Student Visa must be studying full-time. For more information about visa requirements and short-term study visas, please visit the International Visa and Immigration pages.

More information about funding your studies is available on our International Fees and Funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Can be studied as a PgDip, PgCert.

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@yorksj.ac.uk