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University of South Wales: Drama

Institution University of South Wales
Department Media
Telephone 03455767778
Study type Taught


Whether you are an experienced artist wishing to have the time and space to develop your practice, or starting out in your career as a theatre maker, drama practitioner, story-teller or educator, the MA Drama course will help you fulfil your potential. The MA Drama is designed to consider the contemporary practices of drama, theatre-making and performance in a variety of different contexts. The course has a high level of practical exploration, under-pinned by critical reflection, with excellent support and supervision. The over-riding ethos is on reflective practice: making work, writing about it, watching work, and exploring different approaches thoughtfully.

MA Drama offers you the benefit of working with other creative and like-minded individuals on core elements in the field of drama. Module content is broad and flexible, which enables you to take full advantage of the spectrum of staff expertise within the faculty. Though the emphasis is on theatre, there will also be opportunities to work through other media for those students with appropriate experience and aspirations. Studying Drama in Cardiff means you’ll have world-class venues and production companies on your doorstep, including the headquarters of BBC Wales, a major centre for production in the UK (Dr Who, Torchwood), the recently developed Pinewood Studios Wales, National Theatre Wales and the Welsh National Opera amongst others.


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