Master of Arts (Theatre Performance)
Course code: 3939 ~ Course abbreviation: MA (Theatre Performance) ~ 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts
Study mode and course location
The MA (Theatre Performance) is offered by 100 per cent research. Candidates will be required to develop and present a live performance in a public venue, and later to submit a critical commentary. The performance will normally be in one of the fields of directing, theatre making, dramatic writing, or theatre design. The performance will embody the results of the research investigation, which will be into the contexts, theoretical influences, aesthetic elements and performance making processes of the project. The critical commentary will be an explication and analysis of the performance research project and will address methodological and theoretical issues that arise during the research investigation.
Grades for the award of a research masters degree
The minimum pass grade for a masters by research is 60 C (credit). The Faculty of Arts gives an overall grade to each successful research masters candidate. There are three qualifying grades: honours 2B (60-69), honours 2A (70-79) and honours 1 (80-100).
Candidates develop and present a live performance in a public venue, and submit a critical commentary. The performance will normally be 50-60 minutes and the commentary 10,000 -15,000 words. The equivalent combined word total is 35,000 - 40,000 words.
Refer to discipline entry in the `Areas of study' section.
Dr Peter Snow