MA Theatre for Community and Education
Validated by University of East Anglia
Two years (part-time) September Entry
Mountview’s MA in Theatre for Community and Education is a creative and challenging ensemble experience in the transformational power of theatre arts.
In a society where access to the arts is at risk of being marginalised, this course develops the next generation of interdisciplinary theatre practitioners who will lead the way in providing meaningful arts experiences for all.
The course in applied theatre is aimed at practitioners interested in the potential of theatre arts to address social, political and educational issues in a broad range of settings.
It invites creative reflection into the power of storytelling for social transformation, considering the role of arts in education, migration and exile, health and building communities.
It is a professional training and vocational experience for anyone seeking to establish a career involving social change through arts, including those practicing in youth, community and/or education settings and performers looking to develop and diversify their career.
You will explore some of theatre’s most powerful ideas and practices. Learning and teaching involves thinking, making and doing through workshops, lectures, seminars and independent practice.
Throughout the course you will learn and develop skills in teaching, leading and facilitating creatively and imaginatively. You will be taught by lecturers with expertise in a variety of areas, such as dramatherapy, diaspora consciousness, marketing and communications, international politics, funding community projects, and theatre in the criminal justice system. Practical areas of study include: collaborative and ensemble techniques, forum theatre, arts for wellbeing, ritual theatre, trauma awareness and technology in artistic practice.
Teaching takes place one day a week with one study weekend per term, which enables students to work alongside their training. The course is taught by a range of highly experienced practitioners and visiting tutors and offers a balance of theory and practice in its learning strategy. You will gain practical experience running theatre workshops in local schools in the Peckham area. You will also learn from a range of world class organisations such as Complicité, Candoco dance company, Turtle Key Arts and Clean Break.
Assessments are varied and include essays, research talks, funding applications, education packs, presentations, case studies, performance and dissertation.
The dissertation project is defined by your area of interest and can be practice-based or written and can involve placements within a variety of world-class arts organisations.
Students collaborate with a wide variety of visiting practitioners and lecturers throughout their training. The above list is a sample of some of the guest lecturers on this course and is subject to change.