University of Surrey

University of Surrey


**Why choose this course** Uncover more about who you are - discover who you could become. Ideal for those in full-time employment, our MA Theatre from the Guildford School of Acting (GSA) provides a gateway to an exciting future without the need for regular attendance on campus. The GSA is accredited by the Federation of Drama Schools (FDS), and you'll have unlimited access to our virtual learning environment - supported by industry-leading professionals and passionate academics from GSA. Furthering your skills, our course will take you deeper into relevant concepts and the fascinating history of theatre from both a practical and critical perspective. **What you will study** Our MA Theatre course lets you study towards a masters degree in theatre at your own pace through online learning. This flexible approach means that you can pursue your passion for theatre and develop your industry connections around your existing personal and professional commitments. You'll be able to actively engage with relevant concepts and explore the rich heritage of theatre from a critical and theoretical perspective. You'll gain an understanding of theatrical practices and develop your ability to evaluate significant historical, political, social and ethical developments in theatre. The broad range of modules incorporates relevant topics such as Theories of Performance, The Greeks, Contemporary Theatre Making, Political Theatre, Shakespeare in Performance, and Musical Theatre. You'll also complete an independent research project that will allow you to specialise in an area of particular interest to you.

Entry requirements

MA: A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in a relevant subject, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. You must have previous engagement with drama, theatre and performance to apply.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. DISTANCE LEARNING Year 1 (distance-learning) THE GREEKS - Compulsory THEORIES OF PERFORMANCE - Core NATURALISM AND THE ACTOR - Compulsory SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE - Compulsory Year 2 (distance-learning) GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES - Compulsory POLITICAL THEATRE - Compulsory CONTEMPORARY THEATRE MAKING - Compulsory INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT - Core MUSICAL THEATRE - Compulsory


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 - 24 Months

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