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Theatre and Performative Practices

University College Cork

M.A.
12 months
Duration
13000 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The MA in Theatre and Performative Practices offered by the University College Cork is designed to produce flexible, empowered theatre artists who want to rock the boat with innovative, cutting edge work. It provides a challenging and supported space for recent graduates and professional practitioners who know performance can be world-changing as it can be entertaining.

Overview

With a focus on experimentation, collaboration and composition, this MA in Theatre and Performative Practices at University College Cork offers a unique opportunity for students to develop their own voice in a dynamic, practice and research-based, interdisciplinary learning environment. It is launching at a key time in the history of theatre and performance practice Ireland and world-wide, with the Me Too movement, Waking the Feminists, and ongoing discussion and controversy regarding the culture and nature of performance, film and theatre work. 

Students will engage in study trips abroad and workshops with pioneering theatre and performance practitioners, including American dance duo Junk Ensemble and the inaugural UCC Cork Opera House Theatre Artist in Residence. The MA includes a one week intensive with The Llanarth Group, directed by world-leading scholar and director Philip Zarrilli and award-winning dramaturge, playwright and Arts & Disability activist Kaite O’Reilly. 

Career

After you graduate you will be qualified and work-ready for multiple aspects of the creative industries, both those specifically related to theatre and performance, as well as broader aspects of cultural production, administration and the creative industries. This MA trains students in skills of making and producing theatre and performative events, in lively collaboration and always in context. These are skills which are critically and dynamically transferable to the professional worlds of theatre, dance and cultural industries. 

Our previous students work in multiple aspects of contemporary theatre, dance and the cultural industries. These include Creative Cultural Producers (Theatre Production, Dance Production, Festival Production), Arts Managers, Arts Administrators, Theatre Directors, Chroreographers, Performers, Playwrights, Writers for TV & Film, Community Artists working in Theatre, Dance and Visual Art as well as related industries of Journalism, Library Management, Teaching and Academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Directed Study in Theatre and Performance

  • Special Studies in Applied Theatre

  • Advanced Theatre Practice

  • Playwrights & Writing in Contemporary Theatre

  • Conceptual Introduction to Digital Arts & Humanities 

  • Film, Feminism and Psychoanalysis

  • Theory for Art History 

  • Modern Art and Modernity

  • Contemporary Art

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

90 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications will be considered from graduates of Theatre, Drama and / or theatre-related disciplines. Applicants will normally have an honours primary degree (2H2 or above), and should be able to demonstrate an established commitment to theatre and / or performative practices. 
  • Applicants with significant professional-level drama and theatre experience will also be considered. Completion of the Higher Diploma in Theatre & Performative Practices (2H2 or above), also qualifies students to apply.  
  • Applicants will be asked to attend a workshop and/or interview with staff from Drama and Theatre Studies. Screen arrangements may be made in the case of applications from international students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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