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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   Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   Media, Art and Performance Studies     Utrecht University
  Applied Theatre     York St John University
  Theatre Making     University of Kent
  Theatre - Performance Making (San Francisco)     University of Chichester
  Theatre & Performance Studies     King's College London
  Theatre Directing (MFA)     University of Essex
  Applied Theatre: Drama in Educational, Community and Social Contexts     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Early Modern Literature & Drama (Res)     University of Reading
  Theatre and Performance     Queen Mary University of London
  Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship: Theatre and Performance Pathway     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Drama by Research     University of Kent
  Drama and Theatre Studies - Dramaturgy, Playwriting or Performance     University of Birmingham
  Contemporary Popular Theatres     Liverpool Hope University
  Creative Futures: Applied Theatre     Staffordshire University
  Performance: Theatre or Theatre Collectives     University of Chichester
  Theatre, Film and Television Studies     Aberystwyth University
  Applied Theatre and Intervention     University of Leeds
  Drama     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Dramaturgy and Writing for Performance     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Drama     University of Chester
  Theatre and Performance     University of Hull
  Puppetry and Digital Animation     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  World Theatres     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Drama     University of Lincoln
  Dramatherapy     University of Roehampton
  Shakespeare Studies     King's College London
  Drama Dance and Performance     University of Huddersfield
  Theatre and Performance Research     University of Warwick
  Theatre Practice     Staffordshire University
  Dramatherapy     University of Derby
  Drama by Practice as Research     University of Kent
  Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance     University of York
  Dramatherapy (MPhil)     Anglia Ruskin University
  Theatre and Performance by Research     Lancaster University
  Theatre Arts     Middlesex University London
  Performance Practice (Research)     University of Exeter
  Performance     Bath Spa University
  Theatre and Performance Studies     University of Sheffield
  Physical Acting     University of Kent
  ...     ...
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