St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

The course teaches theatre in the European tradition (French/Italian) established by Copeau, Lecoq, Gaulier, Pagneux, Fo, Brook and Theatre de Complicit'. With roots in Commedia Dell'Arte and other traditions of popular theatre, this mode is a theatre of storytelling, stories drawn from and shared by the community to whom they are performed. With a focus on physicality, expression, images and illusion, it is populist, humanist and anti'elitist.

Course Modules

Modules include: physical skills, ensemble production; contemporary theatre making; contemporary directors and devisers; theatrical skills (clown, storytelling; objects); directing for devised theatre; managing theatre company; final production.

Course Additional Entry

An appropriate academic background and/or relevant practical experience is needed to apply for this course. The normal minimum entry requirement for the course is either: an Honours degree in drama, theatre arts, performance studies or similar combined with some experience of physical theatre performances at college or fringe theatre level; appropriate and substantial professional training, acting, directing or performing experience combined with evidence of capacity to study at MA level; adequate proficiency in English.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,900  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,932  Academic year. First year home fees

Full Time
PgCert

Full Time
PgDip