M.A in Theatre focuses on the link between contemporary theory and practice in theatre with an emphasis on critical discourses in theatre studies. Graduates explore varieties of performance including live and performance art, devised theatre, interdisciplinary performance and new writing. These aspects are intended to enable graduates to develop work in applied drama, physical theatre, playwriting, directing, acting, as well as critical writing and research.
1. To expose students to a broad knowledge of contemporary theatre theory and practice.
2. To enable students to work with a variety of performance approaches
3. To further develop and enhance the creative abilities of the students in theatre
4. To expose students to research methodology in theatre
5. To impart in students a critical approach to analyzing theatre theory and practice
Applicants must have a Bachelors degree in Literature, Theatre or Film or the equivalent:- first class; second class(honours) or Lower Second class with working experience in the relevant field.
The Masters programs shall normally take four semesters of sixteen weeks each. Semester one and two are devoted to coursework and research methodology, semester three to field and library research ,analysis of data and drafting of the thesis, in semester four students complete coursework as they finish the final draft thesis. The dissertation must be submitted to the department at least a month before the end of the program.
The minimum units of coursework shall be 42 distributed through coursework, research and thesis to be covered in four semesters.