The MA Theatre Studies will provide you with the methods and professional frameworks for understanding current theatre practices. It will develop analytic and cultural perspectives on theatre performance that are relevant to the creative industries in their global and national contexts.
The programme builds upon the established reputation of the Department of Dance, Film and Theatre in providing high-quality graduate education. In addition, you will benefit from the University´s collaboration with the Guildford School of Acting. The programme provides opportunities for studies in site- and body-based work, performance analysis and professional engagement.
In addition to recent graduates, it is also suitable for those who already have some experience in the field as practitioners, educators or policy makers. It offers an applied and professional focus and you will be encouraged to pursue specialist strands of research, including professional placements, archival research and international projects.
Surreys proximity to London provides ideal opportunities for interaction with theatre in the city. This degree is aimed at those wishing to extend their academic and professional understanding of theatre.
* Theatre Research Methodologies
* Performing Theories
* Theatrical Dramaturgy
* Culture, Power and Difference
* Professional Internship
* Site-specific Performance
* London Casebook
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council offers a variety of studentships to support research and taught postgraduate students in the field of performing arts. The University and the Department offer a limited number of teaching assistantships. Information about the latter is available from the Department at interview.