You will work practically with a host of leading artists, who will share their diverse approaches to creating performance, from collaborative theatre-making to live art. You will engage in scholarly examination of practices, histories and theories regarding the research and development of drama, theatre and performance works inside and outside the rehearsal room. Further enhancing your practice-based and scholarly skills and knowledge, you will originate a playwriting project, and engage in an industry-led examination of audience development, arts education and producing.
The Dramaturgy programme from Birkbeck, University of London is unique in approaching dramaturgy from multiple standpoints: practical, theoretical, and institutional. This course will prepare you to enter the world of theatre-making with specialist theoretical and practical knowledge, and an informed overview of the creative process and its components. If you love to make, facilitate, think and write about theatre, but do not wish to be in the spotlight as a performer yourself, MA Dramaturgy is ideal.
Careers and Employability
Possible professions include theatre director, artistic director, associate director, opera director, theatre producer, literary manager and dramaturg.
We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.
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- Audiences: Communities, Participation and Learning
- Dramaturgy: Processes and Practices
- Introduction to Playwriting
- Dissertation: Theatre and Performance Research
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Literature Theatre & Dance View 176 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in United Kingdom
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- Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
- We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
- On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.