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University of Worcester
United Kingdom, Worcester
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The MA in Drama offers students the opportunity to combine practical theatre work with complementary critical and theoretical study through a dynamic course of creative learning.

Students select to specialise either Theatre and Young People or Contemporary Theatre Practices allowing them to develop expertise and profile in one of these pathways and at the same time to benefit from taking a number of shared core modules common to both courses. Both programmes enable students to develop substantial work experience through the course’s close contacts with the profession.

This is a new post graduate programme designed to enable students to engage with an advanced approach to practice against a framework of academic research, through group work, individual supervision, seminars, workshops and professional mentoring sessions. There is a focus on partnerships with the professional theatre community and students are able to form close links with directors, companies and theatre venues in the region, through work placements and production opportunities.

Drama at Worcester provides a vibrant research environment for students to develop and refine their own practice. The course is an excellent grounding for emerging theatre practitioners: directors, performers and writers. Graduating students may also follow careers in postgraduate research, lecturing or teaching, theatre administration, the media and community arts.

Career opportunities

This MA is designed with the student’s future employment in mind. The course has a significant input from major professional organisations including theatres, arts centres, performance companies and community organisations in its teaching and organisation. A distinctive feature of the course is the opportunities it provides for work experience and for student engagement with the profession.

Both recent graduates and experienced professional will be able to enhance their employability through the skills and subject area expertise acquired on the course. Furthermore through taking advantage of the various professional opportunities made available to students they will be able to develop their work experience and CVs as they progress through the course.

Careers directions for students who successfully complete their post graduate course include work as performers , directors and writers. Community arts employment, drama lecturing and teaching, arts administration, TV, media and film employment are also among career options. The course can also serve as a foundation for a research at MPhil or PhD level.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States