Theatre MA - 2018/9

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MA Theatre

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Theatre
PGCert Theatre

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Distance Learning PRC63026 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

W440

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

This programme is subject to approval. This means that it has received initial agreement from the University and is currently undergoing a detailed final approval exercise, through the University’s quality assurance processes. These processes are a requirement for all Higher Education Institutions within the UK, to ensure that programmes are of the highest standard. Occasionally there may be instances where the University may delay or not approve the introduction of the programme. In these instances applicants will be informed by no later than 5 August.

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Guildford School of Acting

Programme Leader

MCNAMARA AM Mrs (GSA)

Date of production/revision of spec

14/12/2018

Educational aims of the programme

  • To enable geographically diverse cohorts of students to develop their academic skillset with minimal disruption to their ability to sustain family and/or career responsibilities
  • To enable students to acquire a rigorous critical understanding of theatre
  • To produce students who can contribute more creatively and intelligently to their chosen field as a result of a developed contextual, analytical and critical awareness with an ability to apply that awareness to a variety of texts and/or contexts
  • To produce students who are able to comply with professional/academic standards of presentation relevant to their selected area of work
  • To provide a significant contribution to the University of Surrey and GSA's strategy for innovative approaches to enabling and developing life-long learners
  • To enable students to widen their career prospects and employment opportunities

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Knowledge and understanding of theories of acting and styles of theatrical performance K PGCert, PGDip, MA
Knowledge and understanding of key theories of performance, theatrical reception and critique K PGCert, PGDip, MA
Knowledge and understanding of key historical, political, social and ethical developments in theatre K PGCert, PGDip, MA
Knowledge and understanding of a broad range of influential theatrical texts and their contexts K PGCert, PGDip, MA
Analyse and evaluate key theories of performance, theatrical reception and critique C PGCert, PGDip, MA
Analyse and evaluate the impact of past traditions and contexts upon contemporary theatrical practices C PGCert, PGDip, MA
Analyse and evaluate key historical, political, social and ethical developments in theatre C PGDip, MA
Analyse and evaluate a broad range of influential theatrical texts and their contexts C PGDip, MA
Apply critical thought and understanding to key historical, political, social and ethical developments in theatre P PGCert, PGDip, MA
Apply theories of performance and critique to influential theatrical texts and their contexts P PGCert, PGDip, MA
Apply key theories of performance, theatrical reception and critique to own critique of theatrical productions P PGDip, MA
Apply influences from past traditions and contexts upon contemporary theatrical practices and/or examination P PGDip, MA
Demonstrate the ability to retrieve and process information and to communicate clearly in writing T PGCert, PGDip, MA
Evaluate the work of others with critical objectivity T PGCert, PGDip, MA
Understand the need to take initiative and work independently to further own learning T PGDip, MA
Apply high levels of personal discipline and time-management, analysing own working practices T PGDip, MA

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Distance Learning

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time via distance-learning over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (distance-learning) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 1 (distance-learning) - FHEQ Level 7

N/A

Year 2 (distance-learning) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 2 (distance-learning) - FHEQ Level 7

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.