University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied Theatre: Arts, Action, Change (Taught)

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Course summary

The MA in Applied Theatre: Arts, Action, Change addresses contemporary practice in applied theatre and socially engaged performance in national and international contexts. This MA is aimed at emerging practitioners with a background in theatre, education, politics or activism, as well as at more established practitioners who want to reflect upon, refresh and develop their skills. Course overview The MA in Applied Theatre: Arts, Action, Change is a taught postgraduate degree that addresses contemporary practice in applied theatre and socially engaged performance. It invites you to explore, make and interrogate performance practices that are broadly concerned with contributing to social change in a variety of settings (e.g. criminal justice, theatre for development, homelessness, learning disability, schools, the elderly and healthcare). With a strong focus on professional practice and development, the degree addresses the ways in which performance modes can contribute to different applied, community and institutional settings nationally and internationally. It investigates the claims made about performance and its potential to be transformative and rehabilitative and tests these claims through close consideration of contemporary practices in the field. It also addresses the political and ethical implications that come into play and the importance of constantly questioning what is at stake when working in specific contexts. It explores what it means to be an artist working for change and aims to develop skills of project design, facilitation and evaluation.

Course details

Modules

Core modules:

  • Researching Performance/Performing Research
  • Theorising and Facilitating Applied Theatre: Ethics and Reflective Practice
  • Enhancing your Professional Profile
  • Final Project (core) with a choice between Written (15,000 words) and Practical routes.
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Socially Engaged Performance: Interventions and Provocations
  • Adaptation (MA Writing and Dramaturgy)
  • Education for Sustainable Development (MA Drama and Theatre Education)
  • Drama and Literacy (MA Drama and Theatre Education)
Please visit the Theatre and Performance Studies website to read more about the optional modules offered on this MA.

Assessment method

Assessment processes, methods and outcomes are designed to enhance your personal and professional development. You will encounter ‘real world’/employer-focused assessments that may include the creation of creative projects, the delivery of a workshop, the presentation of a creative brief, the submission of a funding application and evaluative reports. You will be assessed individually and, in some instances, as part of a group.


How to apply

International applicants

The University of Warwick operates an Equal Opportunities Policy and values Diversity; it welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit https://warwick.ac.uk/study/international/admissions/entry-requirements

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** You will have, or be expecting to obtain, a First or 2:i undergraduate degree from a UK university or an equivalent qualification from an overseas university. Your degree will normally be in an arts, humanities, media or social science-related subject. Alternative subject routes for entry are possible if you can demonstrate that you have suitable experience and aptitude in order to meet the range of demands of the course. The University of Warwick operates an Equal Opportunities Policy and values Diversity; it welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS Overall (Academic) score of 7.0 and component scores. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional requirements for this course.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7

Fees and funding

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