The master's and doctoral programmes are also accessible to individuals with a theoretical knowledge of drama or media, for instance by means of a prior degree in literature or communication studies, or related qualifications.
Like the BAHons in Drama and Theatre Studies, this programme at the Stellenbosch University focuses on the concept of performance, but at this level the emphasis shifts more strongly towards training in, and the application of, independent research and creative work linked to prior training.
What we offer
The Drama Department offers two options on the master's level:
- The first option is a thesis counting 50% of the final mark where the candidate has a practical component linked to the research thesis. The practical component can be a continuation of the specialisation of the honours level.
- The second option is a research thesis that makes up 100% of the final mark.
For both options a research proposal is required before registration.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Thesis (Drama and Theatre Studies)
- Projects (Drama and Theatre Studies)
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesTheatre & Dance View 8 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in South Africa
- Your contract
- Student support form (Students with special needs)
- Qualification documents
- Proof of English Language proficiency
- An average final mark of 60% in a BAHons in Drama and Theatre Studies or an acceptable equivalent qualification approved by Senate
- You will only be considered for this programme if you submit an acceptable research proposal to the Department of Drama
- If you do not have a BAHons in Drama and Theatre Studies from Stellenbosch University's Department of Drama, you may be required, on recommendation of the supervisor, to take and pass the following BAHons module
International3530 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3530 EUR per year and a duration of .
National2258 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2258 EUR per year and a duration of .
- SADC and Africa: R45,000
- International: R70,350
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