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Full time | Streatham Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Theatre & Dramatic Arts

Course type


Course Summary


  • Pursue your practice and research interests in performance through a pathway-structured programme which allows you to specialise in particular aspects of theatre practice
  • Focus on international performance, performer training and contemporary theatre-making in our standard pathway, or on making performance in educational, community and social contexts within our ‘Applied Theatre’ pathway
  • Study a broad range of cutting-edge theatre practices taught by specialists and develop advanced skills ideal for creating independent work and building creative communities
  • Extend your practice, sharpen your critical skills and learn to contextualise your work culturally and politically
  • Join a community of researchers, students and practitioners who are passionate about theatre’s role in society


A Masters degree in Drama from Exeter will provide you with a wide range of skills which will be useful in your future study or employment. Our students develop skills in researching, analysing and assessing sources, written and verbal communication, managing and interpreting information and developing ideas and arguments. There are a wide range of career options open to students including acting, directing, performing, teaching and technical roles. Graduates also find work in other very varied areas: website design, press relations, magazine editing, copywriting, account managing, national health practice, law and journalism.


Human beings are characterised by their ability to adapt, and cultures themselves also adapt to a variety of influences, while humans adapt to cultures. In this module you?ll look at the processes affecting performance in the contemporary world, taking into account factors such as globalisation, interculturalism, diaspora and migration. As well as being able to locate yourself within your own cultural histories and values, you?ll also understand the role of performance and arts in different cultural contexts, and the complexities of communicating and adapting texts, events, and performances between cultures.

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Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent in Drama on a relevant subject.

University information

The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main...more

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