University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Shakespeare and Creativity

This programme approaches the study of Shakespeare's life and work, fusing traditional scholarly approaches with the thrill of being involved in new creative work. It makes the most of the resources of Shakespeare's Stratford and involves tuition from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the new Library of Birmingham.

Entry requirements

A bachelors degree (2.1) in a relevant field or relevant professional experience. This should be demonstrated in a portfolio which catalogues and contextualises the applicants' work in a relevant field (e.g. catalogue of a recent art installation, actor's CV, transcript giving indication of professional training, web-based archive of recent work, folio of published poems, etc). In addition to the usual supporting documents, all applications must also be supported by: 2 letters of recommendation; a statement of purpose which indicates creative potential, either proposing specific creative projects they intend to pursue on the MA or reflecting on their existing creative work.

Course modules

Shakespearience; Shakespeare and creative practice; the Shakespeare ensemble; Shakespeare and society; plus 2 chosen from: history of Shakespeare in performance; Shakespeare's Legacy; Shakespeare's craftsmanship; Shakespeare's text.

Assessment methods

15,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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