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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.
- demonstrate your readiness for graduate level practice
- show evidence of your engagement with critical thinking.
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.
Months of entry
This exciting taught postgraduate degree will allow you to focus on developing your own arts practice. Your practice will be supported by experienced tutors and guest artists and you will be encouraged to create performances for festivals, city centre venues and site specific projects or for the touring studio. We will encourage you to develop strategies on how to reflect, theorise and document your practice and offer you a platform to share your thinking for public dissemination.
Why study Theatre and Performance at York St John University?
- Your own practice is at the centre of the programme - You will take practice-based modules throughout the degree, whether you are enrolled full-time or part-time.
- Fluid interrelationship between theory and practice - Delivery of the programme will make use of workshop, studio, seminar and virtual environments, providing an opportunity to explore the interrelationships between practice, reflection and knowledge.
- Opportunities for cross-disciplinary work - The existence of parallel MA Applied Theatre and MA Fine Arts programmes will provide you with opportunities to develop cross-disciplinary awareness and practices.
- Engagement with collaboration and context - The programme will invite you to engage in collaborative practice with others and to consider the implications of working in particular contexts or in response to particular commissions.
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.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Subject Administrator