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Birkbeck, University of London: Dramaturgy

Institution Birkbeck, University of London View institution profile
Department English, Theatre and Creative Writing
Web http://www.bbk.ac.uk/
Telephone 0203 907 0700
Study type Taught

Summary

MA Dramaturgy offers a comprehensive exploration of the practice and theory of drama, theatre and performance composition. You will work practically with a host of leading artists, who will share their diverse approaches to creating performance, from collaborative theatre-making to live art. You will engage in scholarly examination of practices, histories and theories regarding the research and development of drama, theatre and performance works inside and outside the rehearsal room. Further enhancing your practice-based and scholarly skills and knowledge, you will originate a playwriting project, and engage in an industry-led examination of audience development, arts education and producing.

MA Dramaturgy is unique in approaching dramaturgy from multiple standpoints: practical, theoretical and institutional. This course will prepare you to enter the world of theatre-making with specialist theoretical and practical knowledge, and an informed overview of the creative process and its components. If you love to make, facilitate, think and write about theatre, but do not wish to be in the spotlight as a performer yourself, MA Dramaturgy is ideal.

Highlights

  • This MA draws on the research interests, professional practice and expertise of our academics and visiting artists and scholars. Internationally renowned artists and practitioners teaching on the course include Karen Christopher, Tim Crouch, David Eldridge and Myah Jeffers.

  • Our Centre for Contemporary Theatre runs regular talks, workshops, public performances and a postgraduate reading group. The centre’s industry-leading artist fellows regularly contribute to our activities. The centre also offers opportunities to show work in progress as part of the School of Arts summer festival Arts Week.

  • In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), English Language and Literature at Birkbeck achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to producing research of the highest quality, while 91% of eligible staff submitted research, of which 75% was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent.

  • The School of Arts offers a number of bursaries for postgraduate students, as well as a 10% discount on fees for Union members.

  • The School of Arts is an official partner of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Opportunities for students have included a year’s free membership of the ICA, private views, discounts on all talks and events, free members' screenings and £3 cinema tickets on Tuesdays, up to 25% off ICA Artists' Editions and a monthly e-newsletter.

Master of Arts - MA (PG)

Birkbeck, University of London

 

 

Introduction
Birkbeck, part of the University of London, offers nearly 300 taught and research postgraduate programmes across arts and humanities, business and economics, law, science and social science. As an evening teaching specialist, Birkbeck offers its taught postgraduate courses between 6-9pm, with some courses available through distance learning. As with undergraduate courses, postgraduates can study full-time or part-time.

Home to 44 research and specialist institutes, Birkbeck is the sixth largest provider of taught postgrad courses for UK and EU students - some 44% of its 11,000-plus students are on postgrad programmes. Around 90% of its academics …

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