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Best 30 Master of Art Programs in Theater studies 2019

A master's degree is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.

Those who are interested in theatre studies may benefit from a program of study in this field. Topics covered might include everything from stage design to directing, as well as theatre, culture, and the impacts of theatre on society at large.

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NYU | Tisch

What does it mean 'to perform', and what does performance do? Located in the heart of New York City's vibrant art scene, Performance Studies at NYU is dedicated to the an ... [+]

Overview

What does it mean 'to perform', and what does performance do? Located in the heart of New York City's vibrant art scene, Performance Studies at NYU is dedicated to the analysis and study of cultural enactments of all kinds, and to understand how they can produce meaningful change. Combining an interdisciplinary range of approaches including feminist and queer theory, critical race theory, cultural studies and other intersectional modes of analysis, with an equally diverse range of research methods, Performance Studies offers graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to explore and think critically about the world-making power of performance in theater, performance art, dance, sound/music, visual and installation art, activism, and online, as well as in the performance of 'everyday life'.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)

You will further refine your training to a high degree of technical and design specialization. Throughout your entire course of study, you will be supported by a well-str ... [+]

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You will further refine your training to a high degree of technical and design specialization. Throughout your entire course of study, you will be supported by a well-structured, constantly updated cycle of joint efforts, internships and work placements with leading proponents in the world of Italian set design.

A course to manage space, depth, and movement.

The MA Degree Program in Set Design is an opportunity for students with an artistic and creative personality, in search of a professional environment, to express their vision and design talent, and to receive highly specialized training.

Being able to imagine the space used to narrate as a three-dimensional space means having a mind that is flexible and practical, able to compose and recreate depth and beauty.... [-]

Italy Rome
October 2019
Campus
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Goldsmiths, University of London

This highly successful programme offers specialist pathways in Playwriting and Dramaturgy. We concentrate on the process of writing for live performance, together with an ... [+]

A unique programme for dramaturgs and playwrights.

This highly successful programme offers specialist pathways in Playwriting and Dramaturgy. We concentrate on the process of writing for live performance, together with an ongoing evaluation of the work in process. Through practice and reflection, we enable you to establish a distinctive, individual approach as both a writer and dramaturge. Projects include site-specific work, writing for a specific audience, verbatim theatre and interdisciplinary collaboration.

We support the development of texts for performance, alongside the intellectual understanding of the diverse forms and contexts in which live performance can be made and the writer/dramaturge’s role in this. We examine texts from a wide range of periods and cultures. We engage with work that is innovative, or which challenges established notions of practice.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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Emerson College

Learn the art of teaching theatre with our Master of Arts in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre and our Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre. A ... [+]

About the Program

As a part of the MA and MFA program, students in either track can earn initial licensure in Massachusetts as a theatre teacher for Pre-K through Grade 12. As a part of the MFA program, students can go on to teach at the college-level.

Graduates of our MA/MFA in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre go on to:

Teach theatre at all levels, including the college/university level Work as teaching artists or education directors Pursue further doctoral work in theatre, education, and other related fields Use theatre for community-based social justice work as community activists, social workers, recreation leaders, and more Art of Teaching & The Teaching of Art

Offering two streams of study for students, the Theatre Education & Applied Theatre program allows you to explore yourself as both an artist and an educator. We help you prepare for a successful career by offering areas of emphasis in Theatre Teacher Education as well as Theatre and Community.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1.5 - 2.5 
Campus
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National Film and Television School

Graduates of this course win BAFTAs and multiple other awards every year. Our students have won the student section of the Los Angeles based Golden Reel Awards for best s ... [+]

Overview

Graduates of this course win BAFTAs and multiple other awards every year. Our students have won the student section of the Los Angeles based Golden Reel Awards for best sound 13 times since 1996 (we won it again this year)! Sound Design students train in all aspects of audio post-production, developing the techniques and creative awareness required as dubbing editors, sound designers, and dubbing mixers.

The components of the soundtrack – dialogue, atmospheres, Foleys, ADR, designed fx and music – are explored in detail using facilities rivaling those of the best audio post-production houses. With a firm emphasis on storytelling, students develop an aesthetic awareness integrated with technical expertise, encouraging them to be collaborators from an early stage in all productions and throughout the whole post-production process.... [-]

United Kingdom Beaconsfield
January 2020
Full time
Campus
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Utrecht University

Contemporary performance practices are increasingly hybrid projects that approach and transcend the borders of theatre, dance, visual arts, music, media and daily life. T ... [+]

Dive into expanding theatre and dance and interdisciplinary dramaturgy

What can theatre tell us about everyday life in a digital culture? How does dance inform and shape society? How can we analyse, interpret and respond to this - as critical thinkers? In this program, you will learn how to investigate and reflect on the dynamic ways in which theatrical and choreographic practices respond to a society in transition. This program welcomes both Dutch and international students who are interested in dramaturgy, programming and curating, critical writing and art criticism, as well as arts professionals who wish to enrich their practice through academic research. The unique characteristic of the program in Utrecht is the focus on contemporary, hybrid practices and the possibility to focus on dance and dance dramaturgy.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full time
Part time
Campus
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University of Lincoln

MA Theatre offers graduates in Drama, Literature, Dance, Fine Arts and other related areas of study, opportunities to further develop their knowledge and skills in Theatr ... [+]

The Course

MA Theatre offers graduates in Drama, Literature, Dance, Fine Arts and other related areas of study, opportunities to further develop their knowledge and skills in Theatre and Performance, with a view to pursuing careers in the theatrical professions or other creative industries. The course also can serve as a foundation for academic research at MPhil or Ph.D. level.

The emphasis of MA Theatre is on the vast range of recent developments in drama, theatre and performance practice and research. The programme makes full use of the expertise of staff across the Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts, which embodies in-depth knowledge of contemporary theatre-making.

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United Kingdom Boston
August 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law

This programme offers a unique approach to the study of Shakespeare’s life and work, fusing traditional scholarly approaches with the thrill of being involved in new crea ... [+]

This programme offers a unique approach to the study of Shakespeare’s life and work, fusing traditional scholarly approaches with the thrill of being involved in new creative work. It is delivered by and taught at The Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon.

It makes the most of the unrivalled resources of Shakespeare’s Stratford and involves expert tuition from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Library of Birmingham. The programme is particularly enhanced by the Institute's collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), offering unique and extensive opportunities to work on its premises with RSC artists.

This programme will attract aspiring academics, actors, writers, directors, arts administrators, as well as anyone with a lively interest in Shakespeare.... [-]

United Kingdom Birmingham
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Northeastern Illinois University

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication, Media and Theatre provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices of communication, media, and theatre. The program ... [+]

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication, Media and Theatre provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices of communication, media, and theatre. The program is designed for students interested in advanced corporate positions, those preparing for positions in higher education or further graduate study, and teachers at the elementary or secondary level.

This graduate program is designed to provide advanced study of communication research and the principles and practices of communication, media and theatre, for teachers of communication at the secondary level, elementary school teachers, candidates for teaching positions in higher education, students interested in positions in business and industry, and as a preparation for further graduate study. All newly admitted students begin coursework in the fall semester.... [-]

USA Chicago Grayslake
August 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 6 
Campus
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London South Bank University

This innovative MA programme combines a range of diverse approaches to making performance, including physical theatre, directing, socially engaged practice, solo work and ... [+]

This innovative MA programme combines a range of diverse approaches to making a performance, drawing on devising, physical theatre, directing, socially engaged practice, solo work, and live art.

The MA will be delivered in partnership with major London cultural institutions, including the Lyric Hammersmith, where you'll take part in a low-residency intensive program of work at their impressive facilities.

The course is offered through a low residency model that makes it unique in the country, and particularly attractive if you wish to further your studies and enhance your career opportunities but cannot commit to a traditional full-time offering.

The course entails:... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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Middlesex University London

Our MA in Theatre Arts will give you the opportunity to collaborate, specialise and push the boundaries of your chosen discipline whatever your artistic background. Wheth ... [+]

Why study MA Theatre Arts at Middlesex?

At Middlesex, we prepare the next generation of Theatre Arts professionals to be pioneering and innovative practitioners with advanced skills and contemporary knowledge of their chosen industry. Through a combination of practice-based assignments, theoretical inquiry and independent research in your field, you will develop the skills to locate and advance your work in both national and international professional contexts.

Based in our Media and Performing Arts School, you will be taught by some of the UK's leading academic-practitioners and associate artists with opportunities to explore the diverse world of Theatre Arts through high-profile guest lecturers, industry visits and professional placements while you study. Armed with these invaluable skills, experiences and professional contacts, you will graduate with the confidence to navigate an exciting career path in today's competitive arts industries.... [-]

United Kingdom London UK Online
August 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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Brooklyn College CUNY

The graduate program in performance and interactive media arts (PIMA) will help you to develop into a performance artist with a reputation for innovation and creative suc ... [+]

The graduate program in performance and interactive media arts (PIMA) will help you to develop into a performance artist with a reputation for innovation and creative success. Our program will give you the tools to conceive and execute collaborative, multidisciplinary theatrical pieces. PIMA will teach you to explore ways to use technology in artistic collaborations with various creative disciplines. You will study with students from diverse backgrounds who may already have an established career in an art field, and who bring with them a wealth of influences and contacts. Another important component of the program is the intense mentoring you will receive from successful alumni and faculty from four departments — Art, Computer and Information Science, Television and Radio, and Theater — as well as the Conservatory of Music. Even before you graduate, you will have realized your artistic vision.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Amsterdam

The Master's programme in Theatre Studies offers you an opportunity to specialise in theatre and performance in one of the world’s most vibrant theatre cities. ... [+]

The Master's programme in Theatre Studies offers you an opportunity to specialise in theatre and performance in one of the world’s most vibrant theatre cities.

Researching the Performing Arts

The Theatre Studies programme engages with theatre and performance in terms of their rich histories and legacies, as well as their entanglements with contemporary social, political and cultural debates. It teaches methods of research to equip you with the capacity to critically and persuasively reflect on the performing arts.

Why study Theatre Studies at the University of Amsterdam? The UvA has the only dedicated Theatre Studies department in the Netherlands with undergraduate and graduate programmes, and strong ties with cultural venues and practitioners in the city. The opportunity to study in Amsterdam, a vibrant and creative cultural hub and the hotspot for theatre and performing arts in the Netherlands. You benefit from faculty expertise in four main areas: theatre history and historiography, theatre in education and sociology, applied and community arts research, and performance theory. Preparation for a wide range of careers in theatre and performance: from scholarly research, arts administration or theatre in education to archival work, cultural programming and more. A programme committed to heightening sensitivities in the discipline with questions about colonialism, race, gender and sexuality, as well as inequalities on a global scale. Rigorous mentorship and sustained guidance in all stages of your dissertation research. Student profile ... [-]
Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
Full time
Part time
12 
Campus
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University of Arts in Poznan

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios, which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational wo ... [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Stage Design & Fashion Design

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios, which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed at the conscious and responsible shaping of the visual identity of the ‘stage’-the nearest environment. Stage Design and Fashion Design as specializations refer to creating ‘occasional space’ (theatre, TV studio, exhibitions, shows, spectacles, parades etc.).

Program Stage Design (Scenography)

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed atthe conscious and responsible shaping of the visual identity of the ‘stage’-the nearest environment.... [-]

Poland Poznań
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

The MA Ensemble is focussed on the creation of a postgraduate ensemble company. The programme is designed for working professionals within the industry and for students f ... [+]

MA Ensemble Theatre

The MA Ensemble is focussed on the creation of a postgraduate ensemble company. The programme is designed for working professionals within the industry and for students from a creative, performance, directing, music, dance or theatre studies background who wish to engage in and develop advanced skills as theatre practitioners. Devised work forms the foundation of the course which focuses on storytelling through performance, visual image, physical theatre, writing, sound and music and the collaboration between forms as well as between individuals. The programme is aimed at those who want to participate in the reinvention of form explored through the development of the ensemble and making of theatre that is innovative, imaginative and dynamic.Over the thirteen month period, you and your fellow peers will work as an ensemble; expanding your practical and theoretical skills not only as a group, but also as an individual. The ensemble has the opportunity to devise and perform at least four times throughout the year at both venues in the College and other sites in London. One of these performances offers the ensemble the chance to tour their work overseas and showcase what they are capable of creating. This year’s ensemble travelled to East Germany, performing an incredibly well-received Cabaret which included extracts from William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett and Noël Coward. Whatever your specialist field, this course aims to develop your existing skills and encourages you to engage in new abilities, in order to fuel your career as a professional collaborator within the... [-]

United Kingdom Sidcup
September 2019
Full time
13 
Campus
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