Writing and Devising for the Stage MA - Kingston Upon Thames - Greater London - Kingston University London - I27689

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Writing and Devising for the Stage MA

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Writing and Devising for the Stage MA - At the institution - Kingston Upon Thames - Greater London

  • Objectives
    You will be taught individually and in groups by an experienced team, who will be complemented by visiting professional practitioners, keeping you up to date with the latest developments.
  • Entry requirements
    This is a course for theatre makers who want to create cutting-edge performance for the stage and to develop their skills to an advanced level. Responding to the growing interaction between playwriting and devising, the course encourages experimentation in collaborative approaches, while allowing you to specialise in your chosen strand.
  • Academic title
    Writing and Devising for the Stage MA
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    You will practice the principles, features and techniques of dramatic writing and devising. You will look at the role of the writer and deviser in the production process, as well as exploring the historical, ideological and critical contexts in which traditions of writing and devising for the stage have evolved.

    In addition, you will study current practices in collaborative and collective theatre, and contemporary professional practice. You will also learn key approaches to and methodologies used in researching performance.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    Core modules
    -Contextual Studies
    -Key Principles and Techniques of Making Plays I
    -Key Principles and Techniques of Making Plays II
    -Performance Research
    -Projects
    -Independent Project

    Option modules
    -Writing for Performance
    -Devising

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