Applied Theatre, MA

Course Introduction

About the course

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

Key features of the programme

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.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at those interested in developing current practice of using theatre and drama in community and education settings, or of using theatre and drama with people whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system.

Start Date

2020-OCT-05, 2021-JAN-18, 2021-APR-26, 2021-JUL-05: October start, Part-time classes take place on Fridays.. 2020-OCT-05, 2021-JAN-18, 2021-APR-26, 2021-JUL-05: October start, Part-time classes take place on Fridays..

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,765 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,118 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,765 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,579 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £18,221 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,579 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: 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: 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. Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to prove their English language proficiency by gaining an overall score of 7.0 in an IELTS test. We do accept equivalent English language qualifications. Applicants are advised to gain this certification as early as possible. TOEFL - Internet Based Test with an overall score of at least 80, with a writing score of at least 20 and no other section lower than 15.