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Best 29 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 unique MA will enhance your critical understanding of the musical theatre as a popular entertainment genre. ... [+]

This unique MA will enhance your critical understanding of the musical theatre as a popular entertainment genre.

It will help you to sharpen your practical skills as a creative artist. On a practical level, it will assist you in working as a freelance writer, composer or producer of musical theatre.

The MA focuses on the dramaturgy of the musical as a key factor in the future development of the genre.

Expert professionals are regularly employed as visiting tutors, to maintain direct links with the industry.

You follow one of the two pathways as either:

producer, writer, or composer.

You undertake an analytic case study of a musical or production, a placement project and dissertation (producers), and a creative project involving either book and lyrics or music for a short original musical (writers and composers). Producers share some classes with students on the MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy.... [-]

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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Bath Spa University

Develop your own signature sound and production style through this forward-thinking music composition and sound production course. You’ll be able to tailor the MA Sound ( ... [+]

Compose and produce contemporary music with an interdisciplinary and experimental focus.

Cutting edge interdisciplinary approach to music composition and production.

Flexible and adaptable to individual interests.

Runs alongside Sound (Arts) and Sound (Design), with options across programmes.

Develop your own signature sound and production style through this forward-thinking music composition and sound production course. You’ll be able to tailor the MA Sound (Production) course's content to your own style and skills.

The content will cover aesthetic considerations, technology, and techniques utilised in modern music making.

The award is deliberately unbounded by genre, and there are opportunities to take an interdisciplinary approach to sound production, including contemporary electronic music, studio and field recording, experimental music, and sound design for composition. Opportunities for working with visual media are also encouraged.... [-]

United Kingdom Bath
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
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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National Film and Television School

This unique two-year course is designed to equip you with the skills to write, direct and animate award-winning films. ... [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Theater studies. Overview This unique two-year course is designed to equip you with the skills to write, direct and animate award-winning films. The first year is packed full of inspiring workshops led by talented filmmakers and industry professionals. These include improving your animation skills, writing better narratives and developing fresh approaches to design and techniques. In the second year, you will direct a full production team to bring your vision to life, using the school's state-of-the-art production facilities. We encourage all forms of visual storytelling; including drawn and stop-motion animation, life-size pixelation, and even puppeteering. Students are inspired to push the boundaries; to find interesting new animated techniques and fresh approaches to storytelling. Learning to work with a team is central to the course. Collaborative workshops with other filmmaking disciplines, help animation directors understand the role of each crew member and the skills they bring to the filmmaking process. All production costs covered by the school, making NFTS Animation one of the best value courses in the country. Being the only animation course situated in a film studio, we can cater for big ideas. Students have their own workspaces and equipment to make their graduation film. Films are finished in professional sound stages and post-production facilities. Production team members become invaluable colleagues when you leave and work on future projects. A Creative Skillset-Accredited Directing Animation MA course. ... [-]
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

Theatre for Young Audiences is a Master’s programme designed for recent graduates and early-career artists interested in developing their performance-making through a pro ... [+]

The Course

Theatre for Young Audiences is a Master’s programme designed for recent graduates and early-career artists interested in developing their performance-making through a professionally-oriented academic framework.

This programme develops and expands the notion of students as producers of knowledge, with a pronounced emphasis on enhancing the employability of its graduates through live brief projects with existing partners (currently schools, the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and theatre for young audience practitioners).

The programme aims to provide students with a professionally-facing environment in which to explore and interrogate their performance-making within a robust, methodologically informed academic framework.... [-]

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

The Shakespeare Institute's MA in Shakespeare and Education is a unique, modular programme that is particularly appropriate for practising teachers, offering the opportun ... [+]

The Shakespeare Institute's MA in Shakespeare and Education is a unique, modular programme that is particularly appropriate for practising teachers, offering the opportunity to enhance expertise in different aspects of Shakespeare’s work.

Throughout the programme, you will be incorporating the study of Shakespeare's plays in performance and adaptation. You can study this programme on-site at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon or by distance learning.

This programme offers you the opportunity to enhance your expertise in different aspects of Shakespeare's work while maintaining a pedagogical focus.

Course content

You will study three core modules:

Shakespeare and Pedagogy Shakespeare’s Theatre Research Skills ... [-]
United Kingdom Birmingham
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 3 
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
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MetFilm School Berlin

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? Met Film School Berlin is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading indust ... [+]

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? Met Film School Berlin is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting edge, practical learning experience.

KEY FACTS MA DIRECTING One-year full-time MA directing postgraduate course. For students looking to secure a job as a director in entrepreneurial or professional capacities. Highly practical course with an opportunity to do up to seven directing exercises, including a short form project for an external industry client and a final Master’s project. Our recent graduates have won multiple awards at festivals including London Short Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and The East End Film Festival. ... [-]
Germany Berlin
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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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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The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

These courses approach scenography from multiple practical and theoretical perspectives to create new opportunities for performance design, experimentation and authorship ... [+]

MA/MFA Scenography Overview

These courses approach scenography from multiple practical and theoretical perspectives to create new opportunities for performance design, experimentation and authorship. Students will develop key skills and undertake creative set design, stage design and performance design projects for theatre and other contexts.

About the course

Some of the major innovations in performance practices over the past hundred years have been drawn from scenographic developments.

Drawing from past and present approaches to performance design, these Scenography courses are concerned with exploring dynamic and innovative interplays between the body, space and time further informed by a variety of disciplines including sculpture, digital media, puppetry, choreography, film, architecture and sound.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full time
1 - 2 
Campus
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