Combining practical workshops with seminar explorations and discussions, you'll focus on your work as an active theatre-maker, and will learn the critical and interpretative skills needed to map and analyse the processes of theatre-making at an ambitious level.
You'll have full use of our industry-standard rehearsal and production facilities for creative investigation of plays and performance texts, and to develop your own work. You'll benefit from contact with leading theatre-makers through theatre projects, masterclasses, lectures and workshops.
You'll acquire the necessary skills for a future in professional theatre or in related areas such as film and television, arts administration, journalism, publishing, education or further study. Our students and graduates have an enviable range of achievements and we're also proud of our links to industry.
Careers and skills
This Theatre-Making course at the University of York develops a range of analytical and practical skills in the performance and production of theatre texts, making our graduates highly employable. Because this masters is flexible enough to offer both practice-based and research-based paths you'll find there’s a wide variety of career paths open to you across theatre and academia.
A significant number of graduates have set up their own theatre companies. Many graduates work in the following areas:
- Literary managers
- Literary agents.
Graduates have also gone on to further research, at PhD, or practical training with conservatoires.
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- Thinking Through Theatre-Making
- Contemporary Approaches to Theatre Making
- Elements of Theatre Making
- Production Project
- Extended Project
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Theatre & Dance View 206 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent. If you hold a qualification below 2:1 or equivalent, relevant prior experience of an appropriate nature, may be considered.
- Our students come from a range of academic backgrounds: if you're unsure about studying at Masters level please contact our admissions team to find out more. We are also very supportive of our mature students - if you've been thinking about returning to education at any point in your life, the MA Theatre allows you to bring your experiences into a university setting, and to make sure you get the best out of the experience.
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International19950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19950 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9290 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9290 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home: £4,650
- International and EU: £9,980
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.