Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Course Introduction

This course provides an opportunity to explore applied theatre via 1 of 2 specialist pathways: drama in the community; drama education or drama and the criminal justice system. Each pathway is designed to support current practice at work, or a particular field of interest in applied theatre and drama. Students will develop their own practice and scholarship, learn key practices in applied theatre, engage with new ideas in the field, undertake project'based study examining specific professional work with a range of client groups, or specialise in working with people whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system.

Course Modules

Modules include: critical context; pedagogies (applied theatre); performing research; theatre and social exclusion; practices (applied); sustained independent project. Optional units; site, place, space and performance; writing with communities.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants will normally be able to demonstrate the following: relevant qualifications (e.g. undergraduate degree or equivalent), or professional experience which has prepared applicants equivalently for advanced study; evidence of a specific commitment to the course, with an understanding of relevant issues and practices; evidence of appropriate level of skills/competencies; evidence of the ability to work in collaboration with colleagues and, where relevant, with external parties; evidence of a capacity to work at Master's level, for example engaging with complex matters in the field, or demonstrating originality in the application of knowledge.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £16,081  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,572  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)