Theatre for Young Audiences MA/MFA*

  • Theatre for Young Audiences MA/MFA*
  • Theatre for Young Audiences MA/MFA*
  • Theatre for Young Audiences MA/MFA*
  • Theatre for Young Audiences MA/MFA*
  • Theatre for Young Audiences MA/MFA*
  • Theatre for Young Audiences MA/MFA*
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About this course

Duration

13 months full-time, flexible part-time pathways

Term Start

September 2018

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (usually a 2.1) and/or equivalent professional experience in a related field. You will be required to attend an interview.

This programme is for those who are interested to make and perform theatre by, with and for young people. As one of the UK's leading drama schools, Rose Bruford College offers a unique opportunity to study and train in this increasingly popular and dynamic area of theatre practice.

Led by a team of specialist practitioners and academics you will be working with some of the leading figures in the UK and European sector. Students on the programme have had the opportunity to visit international festivals (including ASSITEJ Congress Copenhagen, Imaginate Festival Edinburgh, and Takeoff), work with leading companies and theatres (including Catherine Wheels, NIE, Oily Cart, Tall Stories, Unicorn Theatre, Action Transport Theatre, Polka Theatre, Half Moon Theatre, and Travelling Light), and with world class practioners (including Tony Graham, Mark Storor, Alex Byrne, and David Wood). Working alongside our TYA creative partners, you will explore a range of theatrical techniques and theories that will enrich your ability to create theatre for audiences of all ages. The course includes work placements with leading organisations.

Recent placements have included: Imagination Stage (Washington DC,) Trusty Sidekicks (New York), Olive Branch Theatre's Western Sahara Refugee Project, Unicorn Theatre (London), Polka Theatre (London), Half Moon Theatre, (London) Birmingham Rep- Theatre Centre (London).


Why choose this course?

The Programme at a glance:

From the start of your studies you will work with young audiences in Schools and Colleges across the South East Region.

  • You will undertake an industry placement with opportunities to study abroad and participate in major UK and European festivals of Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Opportunities to publish research through the College's TYA research centre.
  • You will work with and study the practice of leading TYA figures from the UK and internationally
  • Membership through the College of TYA-UK, the UK arm of ASSITEJ – the international association of theatre for children and young audiences.

Employability & Industry

Rose Bruford College is committed to enabling its graduates to have sustained careers. The programme develops skills which will enable graduates to work as theatre makers, performers and facilitators of work for, with and by children and young people. In addition the MA in Theatre for Young Audiences is a transferable qualification which can be used to access further postgraduate research and Doctoral (PhD) study.

Students on the programme have had the opportunity to visit international festivals (including ASSITEJ Congress Copenhagen, Imaginate Festival Edinburgh, and Takeoff), work with leading companies and theatres (including Catherine Wheels, NIE, Oily Cart, Tall Stories, Unicorn Theatre, Action Transport Theatre, Polka Theatre, Half Moon Theatre, and Travelling Light), and with world class practitioners (including Tony Graham, Mark Storor, Alex Byrne, and David Wood).

Recent placements have included:
Punchdrunk
Imagination Stage, Washington DC
Trusty Sidekicks, New York
Olive Branch Theatre's Western Sahara Refugee Project
Unicorn Theatre, London
Polka Theatre, London
Half Moon Theatre, London
Birmingham Rep
Theatre Centre, London.


Fee and Application Information

Accreditation

 

  • *MFA subject to validation
  • Validated by The University of Manchester
  • Mode of study: Full Time or Part Time

Following the granting of Taught Degree Awarded Powers, students joining us in September 2017 will be registered on a Rose Bruford College award, and will be governed by Rose Bruford College regulations. 

How to Apply

You can apply for this course until it starts in September 2017. Please click here to register your interest in applying.

We hold international interviews and auditions throughout the year. Please click here for the latest schedule and to register.

2017/2018 Course Fees

UK/EU Students

Year 1 (MA)

  • £10,686 (Full-time)
  • £5, 343 (Part-time)

Year 2 (MFA*):  

  • £6,000

*MFA subject to validation

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills provide a loan for eligible UK/EU students of up to £10,000 per student for postgraduate Masters study. Please see the video below for guidance and click here for more information.

 


 

International Students

Year 1 (MA)
£17,270 (Full-time)

Year 2 (MFA*):  
£6,000

*MFA subject to validation

 


Course content

Full time

Given the advanced practice‐based nature of the programme potential students will be expected to possess a range of existing performance skills in order to be eligible to join the programme. Therefore, the focus of the learning and teaching is not about training, but about developing your existing skills with a focus on understanding, creating and producing theatrical events and performances within the context of an ensemble theatre company. Much of your study will in consequence be self‐directed and focussed on researching the field and developing your own modes of practice.

The degree is made up of 5 modules, 4 x 30 credit modules and 1 final double weighted 60 credit module. Normally each module is studied over a 2‐3 month period culminating in a practical performance based project. Additionally you will be expected to submitted a critical reflection related to the module based upon your personal research and related to and your professional development.

Contact time with staff is high for a Masters degree ‐ although contact may vary from module to module depending on the intensity of performance related work. You can expect to devote the remainder of your time to personal study, research or collaborative working or focussing on the work-based learning elements of the programme.

There is some requirement evening and weekend working.

Part time

Part time delivery closely mirrors the full time programme, but takes place over two years. In the first year you will study 3 x 30 credit modules and in the second 1 x 30 credit module plus the double weighted (60 credit) final module.

Classroom (lecture‐based and seminar work) takes place in evenings and some weekends alongside the full‐time students so that you can share experiences and learn collaboratively. Practical work will normally take place in short blocks arranged where possible to coincide with school holidays or over weekends and bank holidays as appropriate.

Module Specifications

Please click here to download the Postgraduate Diploma Exit Award Module Specification
Please click here to download the Masters level Module Specification
PLease click here to download the Postgraduate Certificate Module Specification

Programme Specification

Please click here to download a pdf of the programme specification.

 


International Interviews and Auditions

Throughout the year, we will be holding interviews and auditions abroad. Please click here for our schedule.
 

"This MA allows you to explore the growing challenges of Theatre for Young Audiences by putting your work in practice. I immediately was able to realise that Theatre for Young Audiences, is just as challenging, if not more, than Theatre for Adults. By questioning and reflecting upon this area of theatre this course enables a broad understanding of theatre for young audiences, whether through practical workshops in acting, musicality, circus skills, storytelling, teaching, directing or writing. This course allows you to make contact with those involved in this vocational field and work along side the creative partners within TYA. You work with great people in a lovely environment, therefore all in all I definitely recommend this course." 

Amber-Rose May (MA TYA)

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