The MA in Drama and Theatre Studies programme is currently being restructured for 2017/2018
More information will be available in early 2017
Please contact the Drama and Theatre Studies Department directly for information on postgraduate options in Drama and Theatre Studies for 2017/2018
Professor Jools Gilson
The course offers an in-depth exploration of core practices, theories, histories, and research methods in theatre and performance through an intense and rigorous advanced training in seminars and studio work, productions and individual research projects. Under the newly re-configured programme, postgraduate students also specialise in a range of areas including: applied theatre and drama (for example: theatre in education or community theatre); theatre practice (for example: actor training, directing, physical theatre); or text and dramaturgy (for example: playwriting or devising). There is a lively context of debate around theatre and performance including PERFORUM (an ongoing series of talks and performances), and a programme of workshops given by visiting professional practitioners.
The MA will suit students who want to develop their comprehensive understanding of theatre practices and develop their analytic skills across a range of areas within the field of Drama & Theatre Studies. The course enables students to focus on a range of courses that offer a fundamental grounding in theory and practice while also allowing for exploration of specialism through optional modules.
Taught courses: 60 credits, Dissertation: 30 credits
Course modules include classes in research skills and methods, core courses in performance theory and practice and a selection of options from applied, advanced practice and dramaturgy options, including an option to participate in a professional placement as an intern.
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
- Articulate in discussion, in writing and/or in practice key features of contemporary theatre practice and theory;
- Analyse and evaluate specific examples of research practice in drama, theatre, applied theatre and/or performance;
- Express in discussion, writing and/or practice an awareness of a range of approaches to issues in one or more of the following specialisations: dramaturgy, playwriting, devising practices, performance or applications of theatre and drama in social fields;
- Carry out specific assignments in bibliographic research and literature review in a specialist area of theatre and drama;
- Identify and develop a substantial individual research project within the field, articulate the relevant methodological issues, project-plan it and bring it to completion.
Details of the programme content and modules are in the Postgraduate College Calendar
Course Code: CKE26 Full-time, CKE05 Part-time
Course Title: Drama and Theatre Studies
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2016/2017 Irish/EU Fee level: EUR 6,000 full-time; EUR 3,000 per year part-time
2016 Entry Requirements: Applicants must have a BA Hons degree, at second class honours or equivalent, along with evidence of an established commitment to the field of Drama and Theatre Studies. (see detailed entry requirements)
Closing Date: To be confirmed - currently not open for applics
Next Intake: September 2017
Small classes engage actively with a range of learning approaches including a focus on practice-based learning across the programme. The course includes a range of seminars, workshops, practice based projects and research and field trips. The students also have the option to undertake a professional internship placement as part of the programme.
The course is assessed through various continuous assessment methods as appropriate for the module, including essays, portfolios and practice
Application for the MA in Drama and Theatre Studies is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.
Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here: CKE26AdditionalQuestions (56kB)
Further Contact Information
Siobhan Hopcraft, Administrator
Tel. + 353 (0)21 490 4229