University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Theatre & Performance Practices

This Masters programme engages with a range of theatre and performance practices, explored in a critically informed context. The programme encompasses practices such as contemporary devising and production dramaturgy, writing for performance, site-specific and locational performance, autobiographical performance, physical theatre(s) and socially/politically engaged practice. You will be encouraged to develop a reflective, rigorous and critically informed approach to theatre practice, with the intention of enriching and enhancing your creative work and furthering your career as a theatre/performance practitioner. You will be taught by leading academics as well as external professional practitioners. **Academic contact: Dr Graham Eatough: Graham.Eatough@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MLitt: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** The programme is delivered in collaboration with curators/programmers and theatre artists active in Glasgow's theatre/performance scene and beyond A significant part of the programme is delivered by professional practitioners, ensuring the programme content is relevant and up to date with the latest trends in theatre. Our facilities include a studio theatre and large flexible-seat theatre seating over 200 spectators. The city of Glasgow provides an unbeatable location for the programme. Glasgow is home to a huge variety of theatres that produce and show a range from the experimental and risky, to the traditional and repertory, from canonical and new writing, to devised and physical performance. World-leading venues include the Citizens' Theatre, Tramway, Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) and the Glue Factory. Glasgow is the base for a number of nationally significant theatre organisations, including the National Theatre of Scotland, the Playwrights' Studio Scotland, Ankur Arts, Vanishing Point and Theatre Cryptic. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** The programme is designed to give you a practical and critical engagement with many forms of theatre and performance practice. You can take either an optional course or a work placement (agreed and negotiated with your tutor) according to your personal interests and perceived needs. Your optional course can be selected from across the College of Arts, enabling an interdisciplinary approach. The programme concludes with a Practice as Research Project. This provides you with a degree of flexibility in relation to the focus of your advanced study. It permits further applied practice or the opportunity to undertake an in-depth written study on an area of your choice. **Courses include** - Research Methods - Contemporary Devising Practices - Independent Practice - Debating Dramaturgy - Work Placement - Practice as Research Project **Find out more about core and optional courses.** www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/theatrepractices/?card=coreandoptional... **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/ **CAREER PROSPECTS** This programme is ideal for practitioners who want to develop their practice; graduates who are planning a career in theatre making; and those who want to look more in depth into aspects of theatre practice they have enjoyed and benefitted from through undergraduate studies. The programme also provides an excellent foundation for PhD studies and an academic career.

Entry requirements

MLitt: Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. For Theatre Practices we occasionally make exception to the 2.1 Honours degree requirement and are prepared to acknowledge appropriate skills and background in theatre and performance practices. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.5 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than: Reading: 23 Listening:23 Speaking: 23 Writing: 24 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176 CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 64 overall; no sub-test less than 62 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

The programme is designed to give you a practical and critical engagement with many forms of theatre and performance practice. You will take core courses and create a portfolio of optional courses according to your personal interests and perceived needs. You can also select some courses from across the College of Arts, enabling an interdisciplinary approach. The programme concludes with an independent research project. This provides you with a degree of flexibility in relation to the focus of your advanced study. It permits further applied practice or the opportunity to undertake an in-depth written study on an area of your choice. Courses include: Research Methods Contemporary Devising Practices Independent Practice Debating Dramaturgy Work Placement Independent Research Project Find out more about core and optional courses. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

Dissertation

Sponsorship information

Prestigious Scottish Funding Council Awards are available to high calibre applicants for this programme. The SFC has selected this programme in recognition of the high demand for students with these qualifications. The awards cover all tuition costs. www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/search

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 16,650 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Scotland) 24 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (EU) 24 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (England) 24 Months

Campus details

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University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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