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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Drama and Theatre Studies at University College Cork

Overview

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
Email: jgilson@ucc.ie

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.

Course Details

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

Fact File

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.

Qualifications: MA

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

Course Practicalities

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.

Assessment

The course is assessed through various continuous assessment methods as appropriate for the module, including essays, portfolios and practice

Application Procedure

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
Email: s.hopcraft@ucc.ie
Tel. + 353 (0)21 490 4229

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

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

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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