Theatre MA - 2019/0

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MA Theatre

Subsidiary 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)

Dance, Drama and Performance

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Guildford School of Acting

Programme Leader

TUNSTALL Darren (GSA)

Date of production/revision of spec

17/10/2019

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 over two academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits and are either semester based or year-long. GSA delivers its provision across three teaching blocks, within the University of Surrey’s existing semester structure.
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 2019/0 academic year.