St Mary's University, Twickenham

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Physical Theatre (International Ensemble)

The course teaches theatre in the European tradition (French/Italian) established by Copeau, Lecoq, Gaulier, Pagneux, Fo, Brook and Theatre de CompliciteĢ. With roots in Commedia Dell'Arte and other traditions of popular theatre, this mode is a theatre of storytelling, stories drawn from and shared by the community to whom they are performed. With a focus on physicality, expression, images and illusion, it is populist, humanist and anti-elitist.

Entry requirements

An appropriate academic background and/or relevant practical experience is needed to apply for this course. The normal minimum entry requirement for the course is either: an Honours degree in drama, theatre arts, performance studies or similar combined with some experience of physical theatre performances at college or fringe theatre level; appropriate and substantial professional training, acting, directing or performing experience combined with evidence of capacity to study at MA level; adequate proficiency in English.

Course modules

Modules include: physical skills, ensemble production; contemporary theatre making; contemporary directors and devisers; theatrical skills (clown, storytelling; objects); directing for devised theatre; managing theatre company; final production.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes final extended essay and viva voce.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,932 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,932 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,932 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,932 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St Mary's University, Twickenham Richmond upon Thames TW1 4SX South East

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