Whether you are an experienced artist wishing to have the time and space to develop your practice, or starting out in your career as a theatre maker, drama practitioner, story-teller or educator, the MA Drama course will help you fulfil your potential. The MA Drama is designed to consider the contemporary practices of drama, theatre-making and performance in a variety of different contexts. The course has a high level of practical exploration, under-pinned by critical reflection, with excellent support and supervision. The over-riding ethos is on reflective practice: making work, writing about it, watching work, and exploring different approaches thoughtfully. MA Drama offers you the benefit of working with other creative and like-minded individuals on core elements in the field of drama. Module content is broad and flexible, which enables you to take full advantage of the spectrum of staff expertise within the faculty. Though the emphasis is on theatre, there will also be opportunities to work through other media for those students with appropriate experience and aspirations. Studying Drama in Cardiff means you’ll have world-class venues and production companies on your doorstep, including the headquarters of BBC Wales, a major centre for production in the UK (Dr Who, Torchwood), the recently developed Pinewood Studios Wales, National Theatre Wales and the Welsh National Opera amongst others.
You will study the following modules: •Reflective Practice 1: Theatre and Performance Practices (40 credits) •Reflective Practice 2: Themes, Contexts and Applications (40 credits) •Professional Practices in Drama (20 credits) •One of: ◦Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship ◦Research and Practice in the Creative Industries ◦Research Methods: Research Paradigms (20 credits) •Major Production Project, or Dissertation, or Learning Through Employment Research Project (60 credits)
You will be assessed through individual assignments, group work and examinations, as well as the completion of a dissertation or major production.
Admission to this programme is by application, interview and demonstration of appropriate practical experience. You will normally be expected to hold a good Honours degree (2:1 or above). This degree does not necessarily need to be in a drama-related subject, but all applicants will be expected to have a documented advanced interest in key aspects of the broad field of drama. Professional practitioners without a degree may be in a position to apply via the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) route. Such applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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