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Text and Performance (Part-Time)

Birkbeck, University of London

M.A. On Campus
24 months
Duration
8900 GBP/year
6000 GBP/year
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About

This Text and Performance (Part-Time) course, run as a partnership between Birkbeck, University of London and RADA, brings together cutting-edge practice and scholarship in theatre and performance. Join us and you will work with Birkbeck's experts in theatre and performance studies and RADA's faculty and visiting theatre practitioners to experience both making and studying theatre.

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Overview

This Text and Performance (Part-Time) course at Birkbeck, University of London does not offer actor training, but will deepen your critical and practical understanding of theatre and performance practices in context and leads to a prestigious postgraduate qualification from the University of London.

Taking the dramatic text as a critical starting point, our course encompasses drama from the early modern period to the contemporary. In the rehearsal room, you will create new theatre and performance work responding to set texts and themes. You will also engage with performance techniques to develop your skills as a playwright, director and dramaturg.

In academic lectures and seminars, you will encounter theoretical, historical, critical and philosophical writings. You will theorise live performance and write about the ways in which new performance work is informed by both contemporary concerns and older theatrical traditions and legacies. In the final dissertation project, you will exercise your own creative voice as a director, dramaturg, playwright or scholar.

Careers and Employability

This programme uniquely combines the practical and academic exploration of theatre and performance, which means you will graduate equipped with a broad range of highly employable skills, ideal for entering the creative industries or undertaking further academic study.

Our graduates can be found in a wide range of exciting careers including teaching and education, theatre practice, advertising, marketing and public relations, theatre, media, film and the creative arts, journalism, arts administration and outreach, policy and strategy for political organisations, charities or NGOs, and publishing.

MA Text and Performance does not take the place of training in a specific conservatoire discipline and is therefore described as non-vocational.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Theatre and Performance Practice
  • Scene Study
  • Theorising the Contemporary

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Language

English

Credits

180 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

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

  • You will need to have, or be expecting, a second-class honours degree, usually in an arts subject.
  • In exceptional circumstances, appropriate career experience - for example in theatre - may be considered as an alternative qualification.
  • The course should appeal equally to candidates with an academic knowledge of drama, who wish to increase their practical and creative awareness, and to candidates already involved in their own practice who wish to explore it through academic study.
  •  Students must be prepared to engage in practical theatre-making, as well as class discussions.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Text and Performance (Part-Time)
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Birkbeck, University of London

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