M.A. Musical Theatre MA

Goldsmiths, University of London

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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.

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.

In the Department of Theatre and Performance we reflect and question our contemporary world. Our ethos is interdisciplinary and intercultural, which means that we extend our study both within and beyond European traditions.

We approach ideas in exciting and challenging ways and as a student youll have the freedom to cultivate your own intellectual and creative interests.

Practice is the context for theory: both our lecture/seminar and studio-based teaching draw on rich staff research specialisms as well as an array of professional Visiting and Associate Tutors. We cover diverse subjects from classical texts and new writing to contemporary Black British writing and performance; from physical and applied theatres to multimedia/Live Art. We encourage you to develop your critical, historical and cultural knowledge, with the time and space to experiment and learn collaborative and technical skills.You are offered options from the Second Year onwards, and in all your Theatre Making you work in companies with professional guidance, benefiting from the department's brand new technical facilities and support staff.

We want you to graduate with the essential skills and confidence for a portfolio career: an intellectual grasp of the field together with the experience of how to make it happen. You will work in many aspects of the industry - from performing to directing, designing and technical work, from administration to production- so we make sure you gain experience across the discipline, acquiring both research and practical skills with which to contribute to the transforming cultural landscape. In short, we educate the articulate practitioner.

Contents

What you studyYou follow one of the two pathways as either

* producer
* writer
* 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).

Requirements

* You should normally have an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant subject area. If your first language is not English you need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

193 (Grade B)

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