Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Course Introduction

The MA Applied Theatre encourages investigation into the possibilities and contradictions of drama and theatre practice as transformative and rehabilitative, and engages practically and critically with a range of theories and current practices. As a student on the programme, you will: Gain knowledge of theatre in extensive applied, community and drama education settings, in the UK and globally; Combine theory and practice in exploring how theatre can change lives; Offers industry placements globally. Each unit has a written and/or practical assessment and submission of a dissertation addressing your specialist area of interest. Key features of the MA Applied Theatre are: exploration of theatre work in specific settings; key practices in applied theatre; a theoretical engagement with new ideas in the field; project-based study examining specific professional work with a varied range of client groups; or specialising in working with people whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system. The course develops knowledge of the ways in which drama and theatre are used to benefit a range of distinct groups that are key to today?s evolving cultural landscape.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,249 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,249 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £17,520 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,582 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,582 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,729 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will normally have a degree or equivalent qualification in an arts-related subject and/or two years relevant professional experience. Applicants will normally be able to demonstrate the following: relevant qualifications (e.g. undergraduate degree or equivalent), or professional experience which has prepared you 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; All students attending placements will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Scheme check (DBS). This is a mandatory government safeguarding scheme for all those seeking to work in any capacity with minors or vulnerable adults.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an overall score of 7.0 in an IELTS test.