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Applied Theatre MA,PgDip,PgCert

MA Applied Theatre

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MA Applied Theatre is an exciting taught postgraduate degree that offers the opportunity to explore key concepts and methodologies in applied theatre and performance.

It is a practice-focused programme that places your own work as a thinking practitioner at the heart of investigations into processes and techniques.

It provides you with the opportunity to develop advanced skills and knowledge in the use of theatre and performance in participatory, community and social contexts.

MA Applied Theatre is part of a vibrant suite of practice-based taught postgraduate programmes in the creative arts, Whilst your focus will be on Applied Theatre, there will also be opportunities for exciting cross-disciplinary study across these two programmes.

Students will be able to work in a partnership with Askham Grange Prison and The Clean Break Theatre Company. This work is led by Rachel Conlon. 


What is Applied Theatre?

Applied theatre is an umbrella term, embracing participatory performance and workshop activity that often have social, political or developmental objectives.


Who is this programme for?

The programme is aimed at both recent graduates and those already with a work profile in drama, theatre or performance.


What qualifications will I need?

Candidates for the MA programme are considered on the combination of all elements of their application, including existing arts practice, evidence of critical and reflective engagement and academic qualifications. For all candidates there will be an interview and consideration of a portfolio of work, read more »


How much does it cost?

The fees are subject to review.

Please visit our tuition fees webpage  for up-to-date information about fees.

A 10% discount is applicable to all YSJU Alumni undertaking PG level study.


How do I apply?

Use the button below to apply for our full-time and part-time programmes.  For help completing the online application, please refer to our guide.


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For further information please contact:

Dr Nick Rowe, Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Health E: n.rowe@yorksj.ac.uk T: 01904 876902