With specialist pathways in
- Applied Theatre
- Directing and Actor Training
- Physical Performance and Actor Training
- Playwriting and Dramaturgy
- Staging Shakespeare (also available as a two year MFA programme)
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Our MA Theatre Practice is an exciting and diverse programme where you have the opportunity to choose from one of our specialist pathways, or to follow an open pathway and choose from our full range of modules.
If you don't have a particular interest in any one of our named pathways, you can study the MA Theatre Practice without a named pathway. This is ideal for anyone wishing to further their practical and theoretical knowledge along with skills in a more eclectic range of topics and specialisms. Whether you seek to develop an area theatre further that you have enjoyed in your previous degree, or seek to tackle new horizons you have not yet had the opportunity to study, you will be able to tailor the programme to meet your own preferences. Modules and supervision are available from a wide range of specialisms and we will individually discuss and plan the most appropriate syllabus with you within the overall structure of our MA programme.
The programme consists of a compulsory module that introduces you the internationalisation of performance culture to reflect the diversity of the MA programme at Exeter, both practice-based and theoretical. Through this comparative study which embraces cultures from around the world, you will be introduced to other students and asked to reflect on what matters most to you in contemporary performance. Your choice of an option module in term 1 will normally be a practical one. In terms 2 and 3 you will work towards an area of practice and research either individually or, where possible, alongside one of the pathway specific programmes, and later conduct an in-depth research project in form of a dissertation.
While the non pathway specific MA is open to all applicants, it may be particularly interesting for students who have completed the BA in Drama at Exeter and want to extend and deepen that experience.