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MFA Performance Training

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MFA - Master of Fine Art

Subject areas

Performing Arts (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

MFA Performance Training

Are you an emergent theatre and performance maker wishing to advance your career as a practitioner, instructor or critic? Hone your performance skills and enhance your knowledge of performance training processes. You’ll develop the confidence and ability to understand and analyse the nature of performance within a thriving artistic and research community. You’ll also undertake a major placement with a theatre/performance company or arts organisation to enhance your professional development.

Careers with this subject

You’ll acquire a more sophisticated ability to reflect critically on performance practice, allowing you to realise your potential as a practical scholar. You’ll also undertake a major placement with a theatre/performance company or arts organisation to enhance your professional development.

Graduate destinations include freelance opportunities as actors, performers, directors and workshop leaders; theatre and performance community practitioners or researchers; creative producers; entrepreneurial and business-related activites; and further postgraduate studies (such as PhDs).

Key features

  • Take advantage of our stunning, new, multi-million pound, purpose-built performing arts facility, The House.
  • Work in a vibrant interdisciplinary arts and research community where you’ll mix with staff and students from across the arts faculty creating opportunities for collaborative performance and practice-based research. This includes colleagues from areas such as theatre and performance, dance, music and creative writing.
  • Benefit from mentorship and teaching by highly skilled practitioners and scholars.
  • Undertake a major placement with a theatre/performance company or arts organisation that will enhance your professional development and inform your studies and creative practice.
  • Engage with Plymouth’s vibrant theatre and performance scene with The Arts Institute, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Barbican Theatre Plymouth, alongside events and workshops arranged by the department itself. In the past visitors have included included Action Hero, Low Profile, John Nettles, Wildworks, Lone Twin, Earthfall and Robert Lyons.

Modules

This module introduces the resources, practical skills and methodologies specific to research in performance (including theatre, live art, crossform performance, etc.). It will consider a range of concepts and theoretical frameworks that are relevant to Performance Studies including practice as research, critical writing, analytical approaches and documentation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The fee for 2020/21 is: £7,725 per 180 credits; Placement fee: £900 per 60 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Students need to pay £14000 per 180 credits; Placement fee: £900 per 60 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You’ll need a good 2:1 or first class honours degree in an appropriate subject (e.g. theatre and performance, drama, dance, live or fine art, performance writing, etc.) or equivalent (for instance, you may have studied something else as an undergraduate but have established an artistic practice since then).

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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