Colleagues may be interested to share information with their students and graduates regarding this innovative new course at Coventry University that starts in January 2016.
Places and bursaries are still available for January 2016.
MA Collaborative Theatre Making in association with Frantic Assembly
Delivered in association with internationally renowned theatre company Frantic Assembly
, this MA provides a unique opportunity to develop collaborative theatre making skills as relevant to professional level contemporary theatre across Europe, Australia, North America and Asia. Open to students from a range of performance practices including performers, directors, writers, dancers, choreographers, composers, musicians and actors this MA combines intensive practical delivery with research events and online learning. Preparing you for the industry, this course can help you to develop your own skills, practice and profile as an independent practitioner working within contemporary theatre as a performer, maker and/or educator.
In choosing this course you will join an established Performing Arts department known for industry-facing, research-informed and practice-led provision. You will have the opportunity to study with leading professionals and academics in the field, thereby gaining insights, experience and knowledge in order to develop your own collaborative practice, industry skills and networks. You will benefit from intensive practical performance projects with Frantic Assembly and research events and seminars with leading academics and industry professionals involved in production, project management and funding. Embedded digital learning activities will further support your development as a collaborative practitioner and independent artist, helping you to develop additional skills in digital interaction and supporting flexible and innovative approaches to learning.
As a student on this course you will follow a suite of mandatory modules central to collaborative theatre making. They have been designed to simultaneously develop your practical, theoretical and professional practice skills while offering you the opportunity to create your own individual pathway of specialism. For example, the MA Final Project modules enable you to design your own exit route from the course and in to the professional world whether it be performing, collaborative making, facilitation and/or scholarly research. Other key areas of study include: skill acquisition in collaborative theatre making, drawing on the working practices of Frantic Assembly; intensive collaborative performance making periods, culminating in public performances at an established performance venue; contemporary theatre theories and concepts; reflective practice strategies; professional level approaches to project management, design and evaluation; and option modules in research methodologies or education and facilitation.
Blending intensive practical performance projects led by Frantic Assembly together with supporting seminars, research events, master classes, guest speakers, workshops and online provision, this MA offers you a learning environment located at the heart of the contemporary theatre sector. Learning and assessment activities mirror and parallel professional level working methods and approaches, offering you a range of opportunities to develop your practical performance, written, presentation and digital skills.
Applicants should ideally hold a good honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline. However, applications from candidates with relevant experience will also be considered on an individual basis.
International applicants must also hold a minimum of 6.5 score in the IELTS test for English language.
Entry to this course is by audition and interview with the course team and Frantic Assembly. Applicants from oversea students are welcomed and alternative audition arrangements for non UK based applicants are available.
‘My ambition is that this MA will produce a creative environment where artists are encouraged to think beyond genre and their own areas of expertise in their theatre making. I am always thrilled at what we can all learn from being immersed in the thought processes of our collaborators. This MA provides exciting opportunities for the participant to develop their practice and understanding, to develop a total theatre approach and open up the potential of devising theatre with highly skilled collaborators.’
Scott Graham, Artistic Director, Frantic Assembly