Master of Theatre
Dreaming for the big stage? This Masters will develop your skills and knowledge!

Master of Theatre

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Content of the programme

The Master of Theatre contains acting, the interpretation of literature, theatric history and the academic study of theatre. Thus, you combine your personal skills and talent with academia. Theoretical subjects may be Drama, play analysis, music therapy, performing arts and literature.

You will learn in detail about famous theatre writers and the different epochs which influence the plays. Pieces of Shakespeare will also be a part of your studies in subjects like modern theatres. However, you will compare modern and classic pieces and try to interpret them in your own way.

Many universities and colleges have also an emphasis on teaching you how to write a play and stage it professionally during your Masters study.

Entry requirements to your Master of Theatre

The two-year Theatre Masters programme requires for you to hold a Bachelors degree in acting, performing arts, theatre or literature studies. Most universities apply comprehensive application procedures that include interviews, auditions or entry examinations. Contact your university directly as the application deadlines end early in the year, too.

Study a Master of Theatre at one of these artistic colleges:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Media, Art and Performance Studies     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy     Utrecht University
  Drama, Theatre and Performance     University of Sussex
  Drama Dance and Performance     University of Huddersfield
  Theatre and Performance (Res.)     Plymouth University
  Drama     University of Lincoln
  Theatre Studies     University of Glasgow
  Theatre Practice     Staffordshire University
  Theatre and Performance     Northumbria University
  Creative Producing (for Theatre and Live Performance)     Birkbeck, University of London
  Drama     University of Exeter
  Drama     University of Worcester
  Theatre and Performance by Research     Lancaster University
  Theatre Directing (MA)     University of Essex
  Theatre and Performance     Queen Mary University of London
  Theatre Practice     University of Exeter
  Physical Acting     University of Kent
  Performance Works     Leeds Beckett University
  Theatre Consultancy     University of Warwick
  Performance Practice (Research)     University of Exeter
  Performance Practice     Plymouth University
  Drama     University of Chester
  Applied Theatre     York St John University
  Playwriting     University of Essex
  Applied Theatre: Drama in Educational, Community and Social Contexts     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Drama and Theatre Practice     University of Hull
  Performance Design     University of Leeds
  Theatre and Performance     York St John University
  European Theatre (Canterbury and Paris)     University of Kent
  Stage Management     Queen Margaret University
  Theatre & Performance Practices     University of Glasgow
  Contemporary Popular Theatres     Liverpool Hope University
  Acting (MA)     University of Essex
  Drama     University of South Wales
  Dramatherapy (MPhil)     Anglia Ruskin University
  Drama     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Dramatherapy     Anglia Ruskin University
  Shakespeare Studies     King's College London
  Puppetry and Digital Animation     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Drama and Theatre Studies - Dramaturgy, Playwriting or Performance     University of Birmingham
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