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Theatre for Young Audiences MA

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Full time


13 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Theatre & Dramatic Arts

Course type


Course Summary

The Programme at a glance:

From the start of your studies you will work with young audiences in Schools and Colleges across the South East Region.

  • Opportunities to publish research through the College's TYA research centre.
  • You will work with and study the practice of leading TYA figures from the UK and internationally
  • Membership through the College of TYA-UK, the UK arm of ASSITEJ – the international association of theatre for children and young audiences.

Rose Bruford College is committed to enabling its graduates to have sustained careers. The programme develops skills which will enable graduates to work as theatre makers, performers and facilitators of work for, with and by children and young people. In addition the MA in Theatre for Young Audiences is a transferable qualification which can be used to access further postgraduate research and Doctoral (PhD) study.

This MA allows you to explore the growing challenges of Theatre for Young Audiences by putting your work in practice. I immediately was able to realise that Theatre for Young Audiences, is just as challenging, if not more, than Theatre for Adults. By questioning and reflecting upon this area of theatre this course enables a broad understanding of theatre for young audiences, whether through practical workshops in acting, musicality, circus skills, storytelling, teaching, directing or writing. This course allows you to make contact with those involved in this vocational field and work along side the creative partners within TYA. You work with great people in a lovely environment, therefore all in all I definitely recommend this course.


This module further develops and extends practical approaches to theatre-making directed at children and young people. Students will explore a range of processes including devising, object-theatre, adaptation, immersive and participatory work, culminating in the development of a summative piece of performance work for a specific audience of young people.

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Entry requirements

Applicants for Masters Programmes will be expected to have a good Honours Degree (usually a 2.1) in a related subject area. The College also encourages applications from those without formal qualifications who may be accepted on the basis of extensive professional experience.