Performance (Theatre) (Theatre Collectives) MA

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The MA Performance (Theatre) (Theatre Collectives) postgraduate degree is designed specifically for collaborative theatre and performance groups. We provide an unparalleled opportunity for emergent and established theatre groups who want time and space to make high-quality theatre work and establish or refine their professional collective identity

Our MA remains open to group applications, but also to individual academic/artists who want to progress their professional development within a leading academic community that is dedicated to artist support and development.

Key Features include:

  • A range of internships available
  • A supportive creative environment in which your own creative practice…

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The MA Performance (Theatre) (Theatre Collectives) postgraduate degree is designed specifically for collaborative theatre and performance groups. We provide an unparalleled opportunity for emergent and established theatre groups who want time and space to make high-quality theatre work and establish or refine their professional collective identity

Our MA remains open to group applications, but also to individual academic/artists who want to progress their professional development within a leading academic community that is dedicated to artist support and development.

Key Features include:

  • A range of internships available
  • A supportive creative environment in which your own creative practice can thrive
  • Flexible delivery, ideal for distance learning and International delivery
  • Rehearsal and administrative space and access to leading theatre technologies
  • A programme of external mentoring, with key international theatre artists
  • Postgraduate level academic development
  • Opportunity to participate and present work at research laboratory events and as part of the ShowRoom’s Formations programme,
  • Marketing support for future projects and on-going membership of the University’s Graduating Artists Scheme

We will give you the space, time and facilities, coupled with the critical, practical and business knowledge essential for success in the highly competitive, rapidly evolving field of 21st century theatre. You will provide the creative energy, practical application and the collaborative spirit that could help you develop a successful career with your own theatre collective.

What people say about the programme:

“This course is an exciting intriguing proposition. If it had been available when we were starting Stan's Cafe we would have found it a very attractive proposition”. (James Yarker, Stan’s Cafe)

“The MA in Theatre Collectives has been invaluable to me as an artist, a collaborator and as an individual. I feel the course is structured to support and encourage the academic and practical learning and development of the business and the individuals who essentially make that business. As the Artistic Director of The Paper Birds I can feel the impact of the course shifting, shaping and enhancing the work of the company”. (Jemma McDonnell, The Paper Birds – graduate, MA Theatre Collectives)

“The MA in theatre collectives at Chichester was the perfect testing ground for my practice, I was given the time and space to create new work and, through the mentoring programme, the opportunity to tour the country meeting practitioners and artist’s in the industry. There’s something really special in that freedom to explore.”
(Andy Roberts, Co-Director, Bootworks Theatre – graduate MA Theatre Collectives)

Course Content

This programme constitutes 180 Credits and is delivered over twelve months. No PG Diploma/Certificate is available. All modules are core (compulsory)

Modules:

  • Developmental Project (Practice led Research and Development/ Dissertation, 60 credits)
  • Production (Practical Project, 60 credits)
  • Collective Management (Company development, 30 credits)
  • Research Methodology (Critical Studies, 15 credits)
  • Cultural Identity and Performance (Practical Research Project, 15 credits)

Assessment

To gain a MA, students need to complete modules equivalent to 180 credits including the dissertation. A range of assessment modes are employed; though a large proportion of the MA programme is assessed through practice. At least one project (usually Production) will be presented in a public venue external of the University.

Attendance

Sessions are held at Bishop Otter Campus (Chichester). Some modules operate during the daytime, but a degree of flexibility is available for distance-learners. Intensive weekend residencies and summer schools will be arranged in accordance with student need: the programme is designed to work around the calendars of working artists.

International Students

The programme is particularly suitable for international students who are keen to engage in the Department’s Cultural Exchange programme. Students are encouraged to come to the UK to share their work during residency periods, but the core programme can be delivered over distance and a mentor will be provided in their area of residence. For more information on our Cultural Exchange programme, contact Louie Jenkins l.jenkins@chi.ac.uk

Duration

Full-time: 12 months (begin September); Part-time: 24 months

Entry requirements

The degree is open to individuals (Theatre programme) and collectives (Theatre Collectives programme) who are anxious to develop practice in partnership. If two or more people wish to work in partnership a specific learning contract will be designed to ensure appropriate balance and interaction.

All candidates, individually, will possess a good honours degree in Theatre/Performing Arts or related subject, or any other degree plus relevant professional experience, or an academic qualification equivalent to a degree plus relevant professional experience. Candidates will be invited for interview and will be invited to present a short, informal, presentation on their working practice.

How to Apply

For and application form contact the Admissions Office, admissions@chi.ac.uk

Or visit our How to apply page

Home/EU Fees for 2013 academic year

1 Year full time taught including dissertation £6170.00

Part time - 15 Credit Module Fee £579.00, 30 Credit Module Fee £1158.00, Dissertation Fee £2316.00.

Alumni Discount 10% for students applying within five years of completion of an undergraduate course at Chichester.

Overseas Fees for 2013

Full time only £10775.00.

Alumni Discount 10% for students applying within five years of completion of an undergraduate course at Chichester.

A Performance (Theatre/Theatre Collectives) Internship Programme

To relaunch our innovative Masters programme, The Performing Arts Department at The University of Chichester is pleased to offer TWO full-fee bursaries (£6170 each) and FIVE part-fee bursaries (£1000 each) as part of a new departmental Internship Programme.

Internships allow for full or partial fee waiver and are available for both the Theatre and Theatre Collectives strands of our programme. They are designed to integrate and synthesise the critical and practical work of our postgraduate students explicitly into the community and culture of the Arts in the Department.

In order to qualify for full or partial fee waiver applicants should propose a way in which they might contribute to the community, culture, and programmes of Performing Arts. We are open to what this might be, though there are a few ‘projects’ that we hope our interns can contribute to:

  • Undergraduate Teaching: skills classes and extracurricular (“masterclass”) workshops
  • Postgraduate practical events: curating platforming opportunities
  • Administration, marketing and/or management alongside our in-house venue staff team

We are also open to other ideas and suggestions. There are plenty of opportunities for applicants to exploit for the benefit of their studies, and we expect any agreement made to specifically contribute and support the learning and professional development of our postgraduate students’ progression on the programme.

Look through our Department website for information on our programme and its core projects. Your application and proposals should ‘speak’ to the content and ethos of our Department and programmes, or at least embody and contribute to your own work and professional development.

For more information, contact Robert Daniels;

Robert Jude DanielsSenior Lecturer in Performance
Performing Arts Department
University of Chichester
College Lane
Chichester
PO196PE

email: r.daniels@chi.ac.uk

For further details on how to apply please visit: http://www.chi.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-taught-0/how-apply

Entry Requirements

The degree is open to individuals (Theatre programme) and collectives (Theatre Collectives programme) who are anxious to develop practice in partnership. If two or more people wish to work in partnership a specific learning contract will be designed to ensure appropriate balance and interaction. All candidates, individually, will possess a good honours degree in Theatre/Performing Arts or related subject, or any other degree plus relevant professional experience, or an academic qualification equivalent to a degree plus relevant professional experience. Candidates will be invited for interview and will be invited to present a short, informal, presentation on their working practice.

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