Theatre, Community and Education (Taught) Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts


Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Mountview’s MA in Theatre for Community & Education is an ensemble-based programme for students interested in using theatre to address social, political and and educational issues in a wide range of settings.

The course is aimed at practitioners currently working in youth or community theatre, music or the creative arts or at actors and performers looking to develop and diversify their career. It is designed to allow practitioners work alongside training.

In a society where access to the arts is at risk of being marginalized this course develops a new generation of practitioners who lead the way in breaking down barriers to culture and widen participation in the arts.

Working in a maximum cohort of 10 students you will investigate national and international, historical and established methods and theories, as well as new and emerging best practice in the field of applied theatre arts.

Learning will be both theoretical and practice-based, encouraging participation, provocation and academic reflection. Six terms will cover business and management systems, procedures and protocols, education and theatre theory and applied theatre and cultural participation.

  • Qualification


  • Study mode


  • Location

    Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

  • Start date

    May 2019

  • Duration

    1 year

Course details


Teaching will take place on Mondays allowing students to work during the rest of the week. There will also be one long study weekend each term.

Strong emphasis is placed on learning through practice.

Assessment method

There is continuous assessment across all the compulsory modules. Assessment is based on coursework covering the skills elements of the course and marking of practical show roles.

Entry requirements

Admission onto the course is by interview. Applicants must be aged 21 years or over at the start of the course. Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree will need to undertake an access assignment to establish suitability for undertaking the MA.

If an applicant’s first language is not English, and they have not been taught in English or studied to A Level standard in the UK, they will need to demonstrate an acceptable minimum level of competence through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Band 6.5).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £10,150 Year 1
England £10,150 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10,150 Year 1
Scotland £10,150 Year 1
Wales £10,150 Year 1

Additional fee information

There will be additional costs for cultural trips and site residency – allow around £100.