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Theatre and Performance MA, PGCert and PGDip

Theatre and Performance MA, PGCert and PGDip

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Full time | York St John University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Theatre & Dramatic Arts

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Our experienced tutors and guest artists will encourage and equip you to create performances for festivals, city centre venues, site-specific projects and the touring studio. You will develop strategies to reflect, theorise and document your practice and be given a platform to share your thinking.

With a fluid interrelationship between theory and practice, you will have the opportunity to take full advantage of the workshop, studio, seminar and virtual environments the University has to offer. We will encourage you to engage in collaborative practice with others and consider the implications of working in particular contexts or in response to specific commissions. This course offers great opportunities for cross-disciplinary work, allowing you to engage with other students on the Applied Theatre, Music and Fine Arts programmes. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards in this course.


This practice-based module is intended to enhance your ability to practice a variety of theatre making strategies and reflect upon the dramaturgical aspects inherent in the creative process. You will use a variety of contemporary approaches to composition. Working through specific practices such as improvisation, performance writing and devised work you will have opportunities to produce solo work and collaborative practice, but as a creator/author or co-creator/ co- author of the material produced.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Entry onto this postgraduate course requires a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in a related subject. If your undergraduate degree is not in a related field but you have extensive experience of arts practice, your application will be considered.