Master Program in Theatre studies in Europe

Top Master's Degrees in Theatre studies in Europe 2017

Theatre studies

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

The Master's program in Theatre Studies has a wide range of possibilities for acquiring insight into methods of theatrical creation and understanding, as well as perspectives of theatricality both within and across cultures

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MASTER IN FINE ART - STAGE DESIGN (LIGHTING DESIGN, SET DESIGN AND COSTUME DESIGN)

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The Stage Design programme is purposely designed to allow students to either specialise on one area of stage design (set, costume OR lighting design) or to combine disciplines as desired (set AND costume design for example, or set AND lighting design). [+]

Top Master Programs in Theatre studies in Europe 2017. The Stage Design programme is purposely designed to allow students to either specialise on one area of stage design (set, costume OR lighting design) or to combine disciplines as desired (set AND costume design for example, or set AND lighting design). The course is designed to complement the existing Master in Fine Art (Playwriting) and the Master in Fine Art (Theatre Directing). Students on all three programmes will work together in collaboration, developing a shared understanding of contemporary theatre practice and a collective appreciation of the dedication and commitment required to make innovative performances happen. In addition to the core classes and workshops, individual and group tuition from The Lir’s Head of Design will be a key feature of the training. In addition, master classes by visiting practitioners will supplement the student experience. Professional placements are a key feature of the programme and all students will showcase their work in public productions at the culmination of the course. Students can opt to take this course either part-time (24 months) or full-time (12 months). Full-time and part-time students will take three concurrent modules in the first two terms. The final module (Production Design) will be taught in the third term and subsequent summer months (for full-time students) or in the second year of the course (for part-time students) and will culminate with a professional production staged in one of The Lir’s performance studios. Term Three will be supplemented by an ongoing series of master classes from professional directors and theatre makers. Students on the Master in Fine Art (Stage Design) will take two compulsory modules and choose two of four elective modules. On completion of this postgraduate degree, you will qualify and graduate from Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Application Details THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ENTRY IN 2017 HAS NOW OPENED. In addition to the information required on the online form, you are also required to upload a copy of each of the following: a) A letter that outlines the applicant’s theatre education and highlights the applicant’s stage design experience to date. b) A ‘statement of purpose’ that refers to the applicants ambitions in terms of stage design. c) A résumé (CV) d) A portfolio of your work e) Two references/testimonials from those familiar with your work and/or third level education f) personal statement with a financial plan which indicates clearly how you intend to finance yourself if successful in gaining a place on the course. Compulsory Modules: Contemporary Theatre Practice This compulsory module will introduce students to a range of contemporary theatre practices. It will focus on Irish and international artists and companies, with a particular emphasis on contemporary productions staged in the theatres of Dublin. The principal aim of the course is to enable students to become conversant in the styles, forms, theories and practices that constitute contemporary theatre making in Ireland and across the world. The Contemporary Theatre Practice module is shared by all Master in Fine Art students (directors, designers and playwrights). Production Design The aim of this compulsory module is to enable students to apply the skills acquired in their elective design modules to the development of their individual creative voice and practice, and in the design of one the final MFA productions. This module will be taught in the third term and over the summer months through individual supervision of two placements as assistant to a professional designer, and in the realisation of a design for public viewing in one of The Lir studios. Elective Modules: Set Design Workshop This module aims to develop the student’s set design skills through weekly workshops exploring a range of dramatic and post-dramatic texts from various historical periods, as well as nurturing technical competence in the realisation of the student’s own design. The module will be taught over two terms in a series of workshops led by a professional designer. It aims to nurture the student’s design skills through project based learning devised to develop the student’s creative practice. These workshops will introduce students to the processes of historical research as well as the technical skills in the realisation of a design, including drawing, model-making, computer assisted design (CAD), and communication with other theatre professionals in the production process. Students will present their own practice in weekly tutorials for discussion and critique. In addition students will maintain a weekly journal of reflective practice in which they will analyse their process. In addition students will maintain a weekly journal of reflective practice in which they will analyse their process. Costume Design Workshop Similar to the Set Design Workshop this module aims to develop the student’s costume design skills through weekly workshops exploring a range of dramatic and post-dramatic texts from various historical periods, as well as nurturing technical competence in the realisation of the student’s own design. This module will be taught over two terms in a series of workshops led by a professional designer. It aims to nurture the student’s design skills through workshops aimed at developing the student’s creative practice. Those workshops will introduce students to the processes of historical research as well as the technical skills in the realisation of a design, including wardrobe maintenance, and communication with other theatre professionals in the production process. Students will present their own practice in weekly workshops for discussion and critique. In addition students will maintain a weekly journal of reflective practice in which they will analyse their process. Lighting Design Workshop This module will be taught over two terms in a series of workshops by a professional lighting designer. It aims to nurture the student’s design skills through workshops aimed at developing the student’s creative practice. Those workshops will examine the nature of light and its qualities, together with the functions of stage lighting, the role of lighting in theatre, with particular emphasis on the engagement of a director with stage lighting. Students will explore the relationship between lighting design and other design elements, e.g. costume design, set design. The mechanics of stage lighting will be covered in detail to include the principles of electricity, optics, light sources and theatre lanterns. Students will learn how to choose lighting instruments, calculate lighting angles, control light distribution etc., and will learn the basic principles of scale drawing, and how to produce a lighting plan. Other topics covered will include control systems, computer aided design, colour, and special effects. Students will maintain a weekly journal of reflective practice in which they will analyse their process. Dramaturgy for Stage Design This module will be taught over two terms a professional dramaturge and aims to introduce students to a range of dramatic texts with an emphasis on the dramaturgical composition of those texts. An understanding of the contexts within which those dramaturgical strategies were produced will also be fostered. This seminar and workshop based module requires students to examine key problems related to the creation and structure of play scripts in relation to scenography. Students will consider a variety of theories regarding dramatic structure, style and form, explore different approaches to text analysis from a designer’s perspective and learn to apply a scenographic vocabulary to a number of case studies. Classes will be in the form of workshops and seminars that will be in part practical in order for the practitioner to better understand how the play works in addition to what it means, as well as to engage with the lighting and spatial demands and possibilities of the dramaturgical structure of playtexts. [-]

MASTER IN FINE ART - THEATRE DIRECTING

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This programme is tailored to provide talented individuals with the necessary skills to pursue a career in the professional theatre and related industries. [+]

This programme is tailored to provide talented individuals with the necessary skills to pursue a career in the professional theatre and related industries. In addition to the core classes and workshops, individual and group tuition from The Lir’s Head of Directing will be a key feature of the training. In addition, master classes by visiting practitioners will supplement the student experience. Professional placements are a key feature of the programme and all students will showcase their work in public performances at the culmination of the course. Students can opt to take this course either part-time (24 months) or full-time (12 months). Full-time and part-time students will take three concurrent modules in the first two terms. The final module (Module 5) will be taught in the third term and subsequent summer months (for full-time students) or in the second year of the course (for part-time students) and will culminate with a professional production staged in one of The Lir’s performance studios. Term Three will be supplemented by an ongoing series of master classes from professional directors and theatre makers. On completion of this postgraduate degree, you will qualify and graduate from Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Application Details THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ENTRY IN 2017 HAS NOW OPENED. In addition to the information required on the online form, you are also required to upload a copy of each of the following: a) a letter that outlines the applicant’s theatre education and highlights the applicant’s theatre directing experience to date. b) a ‘statement of purpose’ that refers to the applicants ambitions in terms of theatre directing. c) a résumé (CV) d) a portfolio of your work including a critical assessment of recently directed work e) two references/testimonials from those familiar with your work and/or third level education f) personal statement with a financial plan which indicates clearly how you intend to finance yourself if successful in gaining a place on the course. Modules Contemporary Theatre Practice This compulsory module will introduce students to a range of contemporary theatre practices. It will focus on Irish and international artists and companies, with a particular emphasis on contemporary productions staged in the theatres of Dublin. The principal aim of the course is to enable students to become conversant in the styles, forms, theories and practices that constitute contemporary theatre making in Ireland and across the world. The Contemporary Theatre Practice module is shared by all Master in Fine Art students (directors, designers and playwrights). Directing Workshop In this compulsory module students will investigate various directing processes in a workshop format. Students will work with The Lir’s Head of Directing and visiting directors, as well as professional and student actors. Students will receive both group feedback and individual tuition in the development of their craft. Workshops will cover such areas as: text and a creative world-view; developing an awareness of the professional directing context; developing an explicit, personal aesthetic; working collaboratively with actors and other artists. This module also outlines career development and provides a constructive framework for group and self critique. It introduces research skills and rehearsal etiquette by working in a professional environment. The overall aim of this module is to prepare students to direct a play in the Theatre Production Module. Theatre Production This compulsory module aims to enable students to apply the skills acquired in the other Modules to the development of their individual creative voice and practice, and in the direction of a theatre performance of between 30-60 minutes which will be showcased to the professional industry as part of The Lir’s on-going programme of public performances and events. Each student will be individually supervised in pre-production, rehearsals, tech and public performances throughout Term Three and over the summer months. Two Assistant Director placements working alongside professional theatre directors will form a key component of the preparation for the final production. Dramaturgy for Theatre Directing This elective module is taught by a professional dramaturge. Its aim is to introduce students to a range of dramatic texts for the theatre with an emphasis on the dramaturgical composition of those texts. An understanding of the contexts within which those dramaturgical strategies were produced will also be fostered. This seminar-based module requires students to examine key problems related to the creation and structure of scripts for performance. Students will consider a variety of theories regarding dramatic structure, consider the research requirements of script creation, explore different approaches to script development and learn to apply a dramaturgical vocabulary to a number of case studies. Similar to the Contemporary Theatre Practice module, Dramaturgy is shared with MFA playwriting students (for whom it is a compulsory module) and MFA design students (for whom it is an elective module) and is supported by specific tutorials focusing on each individual strand of the MFA programme. Throughout the training students will be develop skills of the practitioners of theatre other than the theatre director, with a view to them becoming proficient in and conversant with the creativity of others, and to enhance the craft of the student director by broadening their experience of theatre making. Students will explore the crafts of the actor, designer, stage manager, production manager and stage technician through workshops with teachers and professionals in the various disciplines. [-]

Máster de Escenografía y Espacios Expositivos

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus or Online Full time Part time October 2017 Spain Madrid + 1 more

The Master of Scenography Design conveys to students the ability to visually and verbally structure a range of spaces, expanding the meaning of stage design, taking it to interior spaces, exhibition spaces, stands and temporary architecture, TV and, of course, live performances. [+]

Top Master Programs in Theatre studies in Europe 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The design and resolution of a stage space requires, as well as creative concepts and techniques, a range of multidisciplinary notions that help materialise the space. Stage design, along with lighting, wardrobe design, sound space, movement, etc., configures the visual and sensitive language proposed in a stage proposal, producing a consistent project that arouses the desired reaction in the audience. The Master of Scenography Design conveys to students the ability to visually and verbally structure a range of spaces, expanding the meaning of stage design, taking it to interior spaces, exhibition spaces, stands and temporary architecture, TV and, of course, live performances. Professional opportunities: with this master you can be a theatre stage designer, cinema, advertising and television art director, designer of facilities and events, costume designer and freelance. Today we are living in a world in which images and the visual language, both professionally and personally, are of utmost importance. Stage design, together with lighting, costume design, sound space, movement configures the visual and sensitive language proposed in a stage production, to give consistency to the project and to arouse the desired reaction in the audience. To conceive a stage design requires more than just a personal interpretation, it is also necessary to be able to visually and verbally structure it, as it has to be conveyed to the rest of the art team (director, illuminator, costume designer, etc..) and to the technical team in charge of building and materializing this idea. The Master in Scenography Design is addressed to people who are interested in acquiring, completing or expanding the knowledge inherent in the world of stage design in theatre, TV, advertising and commercial and cultural exhibition spaces. Aimed at: graduates or postgraduates with professional experience in the fields of art, design, architecture, interior design, etc. Objectives: The Master of Stage Design trains professionals in the field of the performing arts with a high level of specialization regarding the scenography peculiarities, and has as main objectives: • To create the stage space through the assimilation and resolution of ideas and expressive techniques. • To know and apply the knowledge acquired on the evolution of the performing arts. • To prepare the documents necessary to carry out a stage project, atmosphere sketches, memory of the materials, technical drawings and miniatures, among others. • To visually and verbally transmit the stage design to the rest of the art and technical team. • To acquire and apply the specific technical vocabulary. THE COURSE IS HELD IN SPANISH LANGUAGE [-]

Master of Arts in Acting (The British Tradition)

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time 9 - 12  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The MFA Acting: The British Tradition seeks to widen the actor’s understanding of the practice of acting and its traditions in this country, and provides practical workshop opportunities for students to research, through study and practice, the particular skills and techniques associated with key stages in the development of British theatre performance. Modules will take you through key developments in the British tradition of theatre from the Middle Ages to the modern day, exploring a range of acting techniques and culminating in a fully-staged performance at the end of the year. Key Facts • British acting has long been admired worldwide, but the true source of its quality and the tradition of training and playing in Britain has never been the focal point of a course. BSA is proud to offer this one-of-a-kind accelerated one-year MA concentrating on the British tradition in acting. • This course is aimed at international students with previous performance training and offers those with a passion for live performance the opportunity to explore just what it is that makes British acting unique. From Shakespeare to the pantomime, Restoration comedy to contemporary situation comedy, the British tradition of acting focuses on the importance of narrative, depth, dimension and consistency of character, technical precision, and the actor’s relationship with the audience. • This laboratory course gives actors or other performance and drama professionals the opportunity to enhance their experience in classical and popular forms of acting. • The course is delivered through a series of workshops. • Although performance is key, the focus of the course is on enhancing knowledge and is designed to give its participants a significant career development/CV enhancing opportunity. • The one-year, accelerated format makes it an affordable option for developing professional skills. [+]

Entry Requirements

Previous performance training is essential for this course. A first degree in drama, acting or performing arts, or performance experience will be required in addition to an audition and interview.

The normal entry requirement is a first degree in a related subject area (e.g. Acting, Drama, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts, English and Drama) but potential students with a degree in another discipline or with experience in a related professional area would also be considered. You should normally possess a first degree, performance diploma or equivalent qualification.

You will also be considered if you do not meet the above entry requirements, but possess an appropriate level of performance skills and professional experience.... [-]


Master in Professional Voice Practice

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This course is intended for graduates who wish to undertake advanced studies in voice in order to pursue careers as voice professionals, who seek specialised practice and study in voice and speech. Whilst the foundation of the course is rooted in the principles of healthy vocal use, it will not focus on a particular system or regime. The course has been developed with the support of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Voice Department and text based work is at the heart of this course. The course will concentrate on an approach to working with language developed by Cicely Berry. The course will also offer some opportunities to work with the singing voice as approaches to spoken and sung text are becoming increasingly important for the voice professional. Birmingham School of Acting also has a working relationship with the Voice Clinic of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. [+]

This course can also be taken as a PostGraduate Diploma without completeing the Dissertation/Reseach Project

Entry Requirements

This course is likely to appeal to those who already have an interest in and some knowledge of voice: actors, drama graduates, teachers, speech therapists, singers and musicians with a particular interest in vocal music.

You should normally possess a first degree, performance diploma or equivalent qualification. You will also be considered if you do not meet the above entry requirements, but possess an appropriate level of performance skills and professional experience.

Admission to this course is via audition and interview.

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Master Stylist For Fashion, Media And Performing Arts

Idep Barcelona
Campus Full time October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The clothing is much more than fashion, it is the expression of the image you want to offer to show a way of being, of living and relating either to a fashion brand that wants to identify with his audience, to communicate values ​​in a advertising spot or to represent the character and times of a fictional character in a movie or a play. [+]

The clothing is much more than fashion, it is the expression of the image you want to offer to show a way of being, of living and relating either to a fashion brand that wants to identify with his audience, to communicate values ​​in a advertising spot or to represent the character and times of a fictional character in a movie or a play. But the image does not depend only on the designers, it is also the responsibility of stylists, costume designers and art directors specialized in designing clothing through a message in order to generate a visual impact or tell a story. Although traditionally the fashion stylist for fashion editorials and catwalk was limited, its contribution has now expanded to other communications more related to advertising, promotion, sale and retention of the image, covering art direction and techniques like window dressing and the presentation of the products at the point of sale, fairs and showrooms. On the other hand, as the costumes for fiction or costume, it requires a professional who knows both capture the psychology of a character as the dramatic evolution from a script, you translate the requirements of leadership in an attractive and appealing design for viewer, and you know testing costumes for actors and dancers with a physiognomy and very specific needs. Its mission is to find the means to connect a whole fashion consumer or viewer effectively, and translate the requirements of the mark or script in an attractive visual proposal. GOALS This master's degree enables students to tackle projects that clothing becomes the axis of creating visual impacts and should convey the image of a brand personality or character. At the end of the program, the student will have the necessary tools to configure looks for different publishing media, showrooms, fashion events, point of sale (visual merchandising) and fairs also know how to use resources for fashion and costume creation of image in an advertising campaign, an audiovisual production film or television, a play or dance or specific items for circus. Students learn to work on a script or briefing, represent a brand, generate fiction, creating characters, etc. That is, to use clothing as a vehicle of communication and not as an end in itself, stressing the importance of teamwork and the interaction with other creative professionals such as photographers, makeup artists, set designers and stage managers. In short, we will form stylists and costume designers to bring their vision of fashion to a computer on which the most important is the generation of image and performance. Addressed to Graduates and graduates with experience in fashion and other creative areas linked by creditable academic curriculum and / or portfolio. Access and Degree Access university degree (bachelor or graduate degree) and internal selection process. own master's degree awarded by the Universitat Abat Oliva CEU is obtained. Curricular Itinerary This master's degree is the result of combining the academic curricula of postgraduate Styling and Art Direction in Fashion and Costume Design for Performing Arts, Film and TV. [-]

Master Design And Production Of Costumes For The Performing Arts, Cinema And TV

Idep Barcelona
Campus Full time October 2017 Spain Barcelona

In addition to the familiar power of film, the world of television drama series, contemporary and vintage, is growing both at home and abroad, and have become the main argument of the programming of the big chains national and international. [+]

Top Master Programs in Theatre studies in Europe 2017. In addition to the familiar power of film, the world of television drama series, contemporary and vintage, is growing both at home and abroad, and have become the main argument of the programming of the big chains national and international. The same applies to the circus, contemporary dance, music or theater, all creators of dream worlds and individual and sophisticated designs scenery and costumes. Given this reality, the professional required for Costume Design and Production must be highly skilled in the art. A professional management requirements translate into an attractive and appealing to the viewer, who can translate to a garment psychology of a character and the dramatic evolution from a script design, but at the same time produce knowledge from a thorough knowledge of the techniques of more specific and creative pattern and can perform tests that costumes for actors and dancers with a physiognomy and very specific needs. For if the designer-duo patronista combination is a booming within the fashion world, it is almost essential when we enter the world of the performing arts. GOALS This Master aims at forming a highly qualified professional, both creatively and technically, focusing in-depth on specific subjects and practices of design and pattern making costumes for shows and movies. Students learn to work on a screenplay for fiction, character creation and use of clothing as a vehicle of communication, and not as an end in itself. Yet they reach a high level of fashion from a technical point of view of the construction of the garment, a fact that allows us to explore and understand the basic rules of court, using the most current approaches in this area, adding value to decisions creative. The contents range from training in creating designs that respond to the needs of each type of production, whether of stage area (theater and opera), audiovisual (cinema and television fiction) or special shows (dance and circus) to technical mastery of very specific specialties pattern (tailoring, corsetry and experimental) that are essential for a profession that must care as much detail of costume design, stressing the importance of teamwork and the interaction with other creative professionals ( set designers, stage directors, cinematographers ...). Addressed to Graduates and graduates with experience in fashion design, textile, pattern or other creative areas linked by creditable academic curriculum and / or portfolio. Otherwise, you need to attend graduate school / course of Fashion Design and Image. Access and Degree Access university degree (bachelor or graduate degree) and internal selection process. own master's degree awarded by the Universitat Abat Oliva CEU is obtained. Curricular Itinerary This master's degree is the result of combining the academic curricula of postgraduate Costume Design for Performing Arts, Film and TV and Advanced Pattern and Creative. [-]

Master in Visual Culture

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

This cross-disciplinary programme aims to induct postgraduate students into the study of visuality in relation to various subject areas, thereby equipping them for further postgraduate study in the wide variety of subject areas to which the visual sphere is central or important. [+]

Master in Visual Culture

Programme Length

MLitt 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time PgDip 9 months full-time, 21 months part-time

(Non EU students should note that immigration regulations preclude part-time study)

Aims

This cross-disciplinary programme aims to induct postgraduate students into the study of visuality in relation to various subject areas, thereby equipping them for further postgraduate study in the wide variety of subject areas to which the visual sphere is central or important.

It will acquaint students with the major traditions and key issues in visual culture and a variety of types of visual forms, both the more traditional ones - architecture, art, photography, film - and virtual and digital ones. ... [-]