Theatre MA 12 months Postgraduate Program By Loughborough University |Top Universities
Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

24,500 GBPTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

Performing ArtsMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Performing Arts

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Our MA Theatre degree is an actively interdisciplinary programme, combining practice-based enquiry and scholarly study.
Taught by expert staff with a broad range of industry specialisms, this programme has professional practice at its heart, offering students the opportunity to work collaboratively to create innovative practice and performance pieces. It offers a fascinating insight into the practice and study of theatre, with teaching that covers a broad range of topics to give you an in-depth understanding of the theatre industry and its wider implications. 

MA Theatre is concerned with preparing students for careers in the creative industries, by providing opportunities to undertake placements, gain work experience and/or participate in prestigious research projects. Placement opportunities are embedded within the semester structure, so students are not required to take time away from the programme in order to seek experience.

The focus of MA Theatre is on honing individual development as students transition from undergraduate to postgraduate level, developing your expertise and experience as a theatre maker and producer. The programme encourages creative collaboration between postgraduate students across the School of Design and Creative Arts, enabling them to produce dynamic and innovative performance and theatre together. At the end of the programme you will work together as a professional theatre company for the major project, creating work that is suitable for the summer festival season.

Program overview

Main Subject

Performing Arts

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Our MA Theatre degree is an actively interdisciplinary programme, combining practice-based enquiry and scholarly study.
Taught by expert staff with a broad range of industry specialisms, this programme has professional practice at its heart, offering students the opportunity to work collaboratively to create innovative practice and performance pieces. It offers a fascinating insight into the practice and study of theatre, with teaching that covers a broad range of topics to give you an in-depth understanding of the theatre industry and its wider implications. 

MA Theatre is concerned with preparing students for careers in the creative industries, by providing opportunities to undertake placements, gain work experience and/or participate in prestigious research projects. Placement opportunities are embedded within the semester structure, so students are not required to take time away from the programme in order to seek experience.

The focus of MA Theatre is on honing individual development as students transition from undergraduate to postgraduate level, developing your expertise and experience as a theatre maker and producer. The programme encourages creative collaboration between postgraduate students across the School of Design and Creative Arts, enabling them to produce dynamic and innovative performance and theatre together. At the end of the programme you will work together as a professional theatre company for the major project, creating work that is suitable for the summer festival season.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

180+
6.5+
92+
67+
A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant subject.
Relevant professional experience will also be considered.
1 Year
Oct

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

12,250 GBP
-

International Students

24,500 GBP
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More programs from the university

We offer a fantastic range of undergraduate courses as well as a comprehensive range of foundation courses and the International Foundation Programme.

Every undergraduate course has the option to undertake a placement year, which involves a year working in industry either in the UK or overseas. Some courses also offer the option to study abroad at an overseas university.

There are various Bachelor’s degrees available depending on your chosen course, including:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
  • Master’s in Science (MSci)
  • Master’s in Engineering (MEng)
  • Master’s in Chemistry (MChem)
  • Master’s in Planning (MPlan)


For more information on all our courses and the opportunities associated with them, visit our undergraduate study pages.

We offer a range of postgraduate qualifications at our Loughborough and London campuses, including taught master’s programmes and doctoral qualifications.

Taught programmes:

Our taught programmes include postgraduate certificates (PGCert) worth 120 credits, postgraduate diplomas (PGDip) worth 150 credits and 180 credit master’s degrees, such as MSc, MA and MBA qualifications where you will complete a final research or a work-based project.

Research programmes:

We offer a wide range of doctoral qualifications across our schools, departments and institutes. These include:

  • PhD
  • EngD
  • PhD by Practice
  • PhD in Creative Writing


A PhD or EngD is the highest academic qualification that you can achieve. Your research must make a significant, original contribution to new knowledge, building on your critical appreciation of existing knowledge of the subject.

For more information on all our postgraduate degrees both in Loughborough and London, visit our postgraduate study pages.

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