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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Theatre & Dramatic Arts Performing Arts (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This highly distinctive MA course, run as a partnership between Birkbeck and RADA, brings together cutting-edge practice and scholarship in theatre and performance. Join us and you will work with Birkbeck's experts in theatre and performance studies and RADA's faculty and visiting theatre practitioners to experience both making and studying theatre.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

This programme uniquely combines the practical and academic exploration of theatre and performance, which means you will graduate equipped with a broad range of highly employable skills, ideal for entering the creative industries or undertaking further academic study. Our graduates can be found in a wide range of exciting careers including teaching and education, theatre practice, advertising, marketing and public relations, theatre, media, film and the creative arts, journalism, arts administration and outreach, policy and strategy for political organisations, charities or NGOs, and publishing.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

The aim of this module is to enhance and develop your theatre and performance practice skills and to expand the technical/practice-based vocabulary and repertoire of your physical, emotional and intellectual work. You will be introduced to the theoretical frameworks that inform the areas of practice, and will consider these within the context of other frameworks for performance practice studied in the Theorising the Contemporary module. You will also be introduced to group working practices and advance your understanding of the uses of experiment in creating your own techniques for ensemble and solo work. This module prepares you to put these methodologies into practice through the two-semester Scene Study modules and through your practice dissertation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£11,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements: Students will need to have, or be expecting, a good honours degree, usually in an arts subject. In exceptional circumstances, appropriate career experience - for example in theatre - may be considered as an alternative qualification. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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