University of Kent
The course will allow students to learn how to write and perform your own material, reflect on your work, and engage with theories comedy through workshops, seminars and supervision. Stand-up relies on a dynamic interaction between performer and audience, and for this reason live performance is a central part of the teaching strategy. You will perform regularly for audiences of up to 200 people throughout the year, developing your performance skills, honing material and increasing your understanding of this vibrant form of popular theatre. The theoretical aspects of the programme culminate in a practice-as-research project in which you explore ideas about comedy and comic performance through both traditional academic research and creative practice.
An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or better, usually in a relevant humanities subject; in certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry.
Assessment is through performances, portfolios and essays.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,250 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 12,890 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Canterbury Campus||Canterbury||CT2 7NZ||South East|
School of Arts