MA Theatre Studies

MA Theatre Studies is designed for students interested in the academic study of theatre as preparation for careers in teaching, lecturing, research, reviewing, writing or direction. It is also suitable for professionals interested in honing their analytical and critical skills, out of a passion for the subject or in order to change career direction. *Subject to Validation

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MA Theatre Studies at University of Winchester

Please note: Students can start applying for this course in October 2017

Entry requirements

Candidates are expected to have attained a first or 2.1 Honours degree in Dance or Choreography or a related subject or to have equivalent professional experience and training.

All applicants with appropriate qualifications will be interviewed.

Some designated optional modules are subject to an audition conducted by the programme team.

If English is not your first language:

IELTS 6.5 (including 6.0 in academic writing) or equivalent 

Degree duration

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

Start Dates: September 

 

Teaching takes place: Daytime

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

 Full-time | £6,500**
 Part-time | £3,250 p/a**

Total Cost | £6,600**

International Students

September 2017 Entry Full-time | £12,950**
September 2017 Entry Part-time | £6,475 p/a**

Total Cost | £12,950**

 

Additional Costs

Attendance in Winchester for intensive study blocks of practical work that can't be facilitated online. Attendance at dance performances as objects of study.

Access to library and internet facilities for distance learners.

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here

 

*Subject to Validation

'Validation' is the process by which the University approves a new programme to ensure that it provides a distinct, high-quality academic experience for students, that enables them to acquire the necessary academic knowledge, understanding, general and subject-specific skills required to pursue a graduate level career. In the unlikely event that a programme is not validated then we will do our best to find you an alternative programme within the University.

**Whilst the inflationary fee for 2018/19 increases in tuition fees and student support loans have been announced by the Minister, they are still subject to formal parliamentary approval and the approval of The University of Winchester Board of Governors. International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors

The programme aims to create a firm grounding in the critical theories and dramaturgical structures of theatre that are necessary for analysing, critiquing, directing and devising theatre texts. Students are encouraged to engage with academic literature, case studies and each other by reflecting on their own experiences.

The suite of Masters programmes in the Department of Performing Arts draws together students on courses in Theatre Studies, Musical Theatre and Dance. All students work together on modules in Critical Theories and Dramaturgy (Analysis and Composition) and in the optional intensive practical module, thus benefiting from interdisciplinary interactions, debates and discussions. Students specialise through their choice of optional module and through supervision of Research Preparation and Dissertation modules. 

The programme can be taken entirely by distance/blended learning, but some of the optional modules are only available for campus delivery.

Core Modules

  • Critical Theories
  • Dramaturgies: Analysis and composition
  • Research Preparation
  • Independent Project

Optional Modules:

  • Intensive Practice (only available on campus in intensive weekend and/or vacation blocks)
  • Theatre Stories
  • British Theatre 1945-2015
  • Performance Now
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Internship
  • Dance Facilitation
  • Extending the Voice (subject to audition) (only available on campus)
  • Physical Skills 3 (subject to audition) (only available on campus)

The University is committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to students on their academic progress and achievement, enabling them to reflect on their progress and plan their academic and skills development effectively. Students are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from their course tutors and lecturers.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

The University is committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to students on their academic progress and achievement, enabling them to reflect on their progress and plan their academic and skills development effectively. Students are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from their course tutors and lecturers.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Intended employment route for graduates of the proposed programme:

  • Research or archival based careers
  • Teaching in schools, and at FE and HE levels
  • Entertainment industry - criticism, literary management, dramaturgy etc.
  • Performance sector and production related - theatre or production support
  • Community and social care settings  - outreach and facilitatory roles

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
UK and EU Students: Send us a message

International Students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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