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Full time | Creative Campus, Kingsway | 1 year | OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Drama Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Designed to allow the development of your own creative and performance identity.

Course overview

Offering expert tuition, study and exploration of drama and theatre practices, research methods, and critical frameworks, you will have the support to realise your performance and creative ambitions. The course is designed to develop your creative skills, theoretical understanding, and research interests.

Why study this course with us?

The philosophical basis of the MA Drama course is a belief in artistic development through active self-discovery. Through the teaching and supervision on the course, you shape your own learning on the modules by integrating scholarly frameworks with your own practice. This may be in contemporary performance practices, or more established forms of theatre.


Assessment can take the form of performances, lecture demonstrations, practical presentations, workshops, oral examinations, essays, and forms of documentation.

Job prospects

Graduates have formed their own companies, initiated portfolio careers as performers/workshop leaders, undertaken PGCEs, taught in schools and HE, and entered management or training posts. Students on the course have honed their professional performance abilities and demonstrated exceptional transferable skills of communication, self-confidence, energy, and drive – attractive to many employers.


This module will provide students with the opportunity to interrogate drama and theatre practices within various contexts, mapping out emerging territories of current discourse, theoretical frameworks, and practice-based research. The module will act as a springboard from which students are encouraged to establish authorial engagement and ownership of discursive language, used to frame and navigate personal research, theory and practice.

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a 1st or 2:1 honours degree in drama and theatre studies or a related subject. Where applicants are not progressing directly from a degree, professional experience and expertise will be taken into account.

University information

The University of Chester is a 21st century university which traces its roots back to 1839, placing it among the oldest higher education institutions in England. With a modern outlook, a strong research pedigree and guiding principles of supportiveness and inclusiveness, it’s an academic community that has stood the test of time. Today, it attracts thousands of students from around the world and is known for its commitment to helping students...more

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