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University of Glasgow: Theatre Studies

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Culture & Creative Arts
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

This Masters engages with a wide variety of histories and practices attached to the study of theatre. It is designed to enable you to become proficient in the techniques of historical, sociological and theoretical analysis of the theatrical process, past and present. A key strength of this programme is its flexibility, which enables you to create a portfolio of courses based on your individual needs and interests.

Theatre Studies at Glasgow is one of the longest-established theatre programmes in the UK. Our internationally renowned reputation for research, practice and teaching ensures an ideal environment for Masters study.

The programme’s flexible structure allows you to work in an interdisciplinary capacity, selecting options from across the College of Arts to place theatre studies in conversation with a broad range of humanities subjects.

Theatre Studies at Glasgow is one of the longest-established theatre programmes in the UK. Our internationally renowned reputation for research, practice and teaching ensures an ideal environment for Masters study. The programme’s flexible structure allows you to work in an interdisciplinary capacity, selecting options from across the College of Arts to place theatre studies in conversation with a broad range of humanities subjects. * Glasgow is home to a huge variety of nationally significant theatres and companies producing work that spans new writing, canonical classics, devised performance and live art, with major organisations such as National Theatre Scotland, Playwright Studio Scotland and the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) based in the city. * Our facilities include a studio theatre, rehearsal / workshop space and large flexible-seat theatre seating over 180 spectators, allowing you to extend historical and theoretical inquiry through practice.

The programme is mostly comprised of optional courses, enabling you to create your own Masters programme. The programme convenor will work with you to design a programme that reflects your personal aims and objectives and introduces you to new areas of study, concluding with a research-based independent project over the summer.

Core courses

  • RESEARCH METHODS
  • INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH PROJECT (DRAMATURGY)

Optional courses

You will choose five courses from a pool of options. Optional courses are updated each year, but may include:

  • APPLIED THEATRE AND SOCIAL ARTS
  • ARTS CRITICISM
  • CONTEMPORARY DEVISING PRACTICES
  • DEBATING DRAMATURGY
  • FESTIVALS
  • GENDERS
  • INTERWAR CULTURES
  • READING AND INTERPRETING PERFORMANCE
  • PLAYWRITING 1
  • DRAMATURGY PLACEMENT
  • Other level 5 courses from those available within the College of Arts.

This programme examines the nature and function of the theatrical event and theatre culture from a range of critical, historical and practical perspectives. It prepares you for a wide range of careers closely connected to theatre provision and production.

The programme's critical components also provide a good foundation for those wishing to progress to doctoral study

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University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

Rankings

The University:

  • is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
  • 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 …
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