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World Theatres

Goldsmiths, University of London

12 months
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16950 GBP/year
8990 GBP/year
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About

This World Theatres programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, is one of the few taught Masters programmes of its kind in the world. Covering historical and philosophical bases of theatre and performance practices from different parts of the world, this degree investigates indigenous and contemporary performance and theatre traditions from a variety of cultural contexts.

Overview

Why study MA World Theatres at Goldsmiths, University of London? 

  • This degree trains graduates for employment in a range of positions in theatre, government, the cultural sector, and higher education, that require solid intellectual preparation and knowledge of the field.
  • You’ll cover the historical contexts and philosophical bases of theatre and performance practices from different parts of the world, some of which are rarely introduced in UK higher education. This will involve studying the indigenous and contemporary performance and theatre traditions from a variety of cultural, national and international contexts.
  • You’ll be introduced to the whole range of drama, theatre and performance practices from many areas of the world.
  • Where possible, you’ll be provided access to industry opportunities in order to extend your study, in particular with our new Associate Organisation, LIFT, and its biennial festival of international theatre, as well as its on-going programme of activities.

Careers

The broad range of interests combined in this programme will prepare you for a diverse range of employment and/or a portfolio of careers in theatre and performance as well as the arts industry as a whole in different socio-cultural environments:

  • facilitation and animation in both mainstream, applied and community theatre contexts nationally and internationally
  • administrative and support servicescultural leadershipgovernment organisations
  • journalism and broadcasting (including radio, television and print journalism)
  • teaching at all levels
  • interpretation and translation in theatre and performance contexts
  • acting, directing, design, dramaturgy

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • World Theatre: Contexts and Practices + Contemporary African Theatre and Research Project (training for research and academic writing) 
  • Asian Theatre: From Bharata to Brecht and Eastern European Theatres and Research Project 
  • World Theatre: Contexts and Practices or/and Contemporary African Theatre 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful applicants will normally hold a first degree at 2:1 level or higher (or its equivalent in the case of applicants from abroad) in an arts or humanities subject. 
  • For candidates with unrelated degrees/backgrounds, they must demonstrate a keen interest in the theatre evidenced by having previously taken part in productions as a performer, writer/critic, director or producer. 
  • In all cases, candidates must demonstrate in their written application/personal statement and at interview that they have an interest in theoretical and analytical work and that they are also able to meet the intellectual demands of a programme designed to be theoretically challenging. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8990 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National - part-time: £4495

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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