Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Applied Theatre

York St John University · School of Performance and Media Production

Entry requirements

Candidates are considered on the combination of all elements of their application, including existing arts practice, evidence of critical and reflective engagement and academic qualifications.

For all candidates there will be an interview and consideration of a portfolio of work. This is a central element of our consideration of applications and also an opportunity for you to find out more about the programme. 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.
We are happy to arrange interviews by Skype for overseas students.
You must normally possess one of the following:
An honours degree at 2:1 or above in a related subject (eg Drama, Theatre, Live Art, Place/Space/Time Based Art). You will normally register for the MA.
An honours degree from another discipline plus you will be working in a professional arts environment or have extensive experience of arts practice. Academic tutors will consider such applications on an individual basis
Applicants not meeting the above criteria may be considered for the Postgraduate Certificate. If successful in work at postgraduate level, you may be permitted to enrol for the Masters’ degree. In particular applicants with a 2:2 degree may be considered according to relevant practice based or professional experience.
Applications from candidates with disabilities are always considered and assessment of their abilities and needs are undertaken sensitively. The safety of the potential student and our ability to fulfil his/her learning needs and experiences are important in the decision to offer a place on the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Applied Theatre is an exciting taught postgraduate degree that offers the opportunity to explore key concepts and methodologies in applied theatre and performance. Applied Theatre is an umbrella term, embracing participatory performance and workshop activity that often have social, political or developmental objectives.

Information for international students

International students will need to demonstrate that they have equivalent experience /qualifications as home students (ie same entry criteria as above). If their first language is not English they must show evidence of English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (in all areas of the test) or equivalent.

Due to immigration laws, International Students on a Tier 4 visa must be studying full-time. For more information about Visa requirements and Short-term study visas, please visit the International Visa & Immigration webpages.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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

Course contact details

Subject Administrator