Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The course takes in diverse forms of theatre including multicultural and street theatre; and such practices as performance art; dance; ritual; site'specific performance and a wide range of hybrid forms; it leads students to explore performance as sociocultural process by using analytical principles from sociology; the sociology of culture; cultural theory; anthropology; history; philosophy; politics and semiotics; as well as theories of the theatre and performance; we have numerous links locally and internationally with a wide variety of theatres; companies and performers; there are 3 compulsory core courses which focus on a range of issues concerning performance as a sociocultural practice; they involve conceptual and theoretical material; their interweave and their relationship to performance; historiographical methodologies and textual issues; analysis of live performances; cultural difference ethnicity and cross'culturalism; questions to do with corporeality; alternative spaces and performance in terms of social inclusivity; a choice of options or independent study constitutes the 4th component plus a dissertation of 15'20,000 words.

Course Additional Entry

1st degree of at least 2nd Class standard in a relevant discipline; graduates in an unrelated field considered subject to qualifying examination; non'native English speakers need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £12,300  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,250  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)