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MAPerformance: Theatre or Theatre Collectives

University of Chichester
United Kingdom, Chichester
Tuition fee £9,950.00 per year
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Overview

An artist-led masters programme, open to theatre makers of all styles and disciplines, We provide an unparalleled opportunity for emergent and established artists who want time and space to make high-­­quality theatre work and establish or refine their creative and professional identity.The programme also helps you develop skills and abilities to work in FE/HE contexts or continue to advanced study (PhD).

Our Performance programme has two pathways, “Theatre” and “Theatre Collectives”, and is designed especially for both emerging and established theatre and performance artists or groups. A part ‘taught’, part ‘research’ model, the programme is centred on core modules in postgraduate research methodologies, around which you create a new piece of work, an artists portfolio, business plan, and a practice-led-research project, as well as opportunities to establish a professional artistic identity and platform your own work in National and International markets, and develop prospects for continuing higher education, both in terms of teaching and in terms of continuing study.

Programme structure

KEY FEATURES INCLUDE:

A range of sponsorships (fee waivers) available*
A supportive and 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
Opportunities to present work at National events, platforms and Festivals
Marketing support for future projects and ongoing membership of the University’s Graduating Artists Scheme
This programme is designed to be extremely flexible, reflecting the diversity of approaches to making artwork. It can be studied full-time or part-time.

Students are expected to develop two parallel projects: a work-in-progress piece informed by an extensive critical agenda and a major performance event. These projects are underpinned by extensive (written) critical study and the development of a ‘professional (business) portfolio’ that helps define the nature and purpose of the creative projects in an external context.

“GROUPS” AND “INDIVIDUALS”

A key feature of the programme is the ‘Theatre Collective’ strand: we welcome block-applications from groups of artists, who are keen to develop their creative identity as part of a shared collective. Individuals are, of course, welcome, either as solo performers or as individuals looking to share practice in new contexts.

CHICHESTER: WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Students will be entering into one of the most vibrant and connected environments and communities for making contemporary theatre and performance. The Department of Theatre at Chichester has an established reputation for working with a wide range of established performance artists who recognise the opportunities of creative research and development within an applied university context.

Much of the work developed by students Department is presented in our ShowRoom Theatre, a key venue in the national touring network, with a reputation for programming innovative and radical work, but we also have firm links with venues and festivals in Brighton, London, Bristol and Edinburgh.

Career opportunities

You will be encouraged to think about your own future within theatre along with the help of our academic lecturers, many of who are professional artists with links to hundreds of theatres across the UK.

Your own new work will be stimulated by a continuous programme of professional performances from a wide range of international artists, many of whom support the work of the department through teaching and mentoring.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Pre-deadline
Dec 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States