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London Theatre MA, PGDip, PGCert

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Theatre & Dramatic Arts Drama Studies Performing Arts (General) Theatre Production

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed for students who have a thirst to understand the unique contribution that London theatre makes to the development of theatre practices in the UK and why London is recognised as an international centre for theatre development. This Master's degree in London Theatre explores London; the world’s stage. Learn from a range of relevant industry professionals and dedicated research-active academics. This degree gives you opportunities to explore the diverse and ever-changing nature of the theatre scene and critically comment on it through academic study and professional theatre criticism. Lecture seminars are assessed through essays and theatre criticism pieces – which can be developed online and work towards your own graduate portfolio of work. Drama St Mary’s graduates have gone on to work in a range of related arts industries. Our courses prepare students to find consistent, professional work in their chosen field. Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert. Flexible part time option is also available.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

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Charts the importance of the West End theatre as a profitable area for theatrical practice and asks students to compare work produced in this area with work produced on the London Fringe. The West End module allows a focus on the relationship between theatre and commerce and explores the relationship between tourism, theatre and the ?soft-power? of London in a global environment as a result of the huge financial success of the West End.

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Entry requirements

Students should have a first degree (2:2) at second-class level or above (or equivalent) is required. Students without such qualifications may, in some circumstances, be considered for entry if they are deemed to have substantial equivalent qualifications or experience.

University information

St Mary’s University is located in the leafy London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, just 30 minutes by train to central London and minutes from the banks of the river. Founded in 1850 on Catholic values, it has a well-established history in teaching theology, education and sport. St Mary’s offers a wide range of full time and part-time postgraduate courses that are internationally recognised. Ofsted rating the Primary and Secondary Teacher...more

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