MA Theatre, Community and Education

Subject to Validation by University of East Anglia

MA Theatre, Community and Education
Subject to Validation by University of East Anglia

Two years (part-time)

Entry from May 2019.

Mountview’s MA in Theatre for Community & Education is an ensemble-based programme for students interested in using theatre to address social, political and and educational issues in a wide range of settings.

The course is aimed at practitioners currently working in youth or community theatre, music or the creative arts or at actors and performers looking to develop and diversify their career. It is designed to allow practitioners work alongside training.

In a society where access to the arts is at risk of being marginalized this course develops a new generation of practitioners who lead the way in breaking down barriers to culture and widen participation in the arts.

Working in a maximum cohort of 10 students you will investigate national and international, historical and established methods and theories, as well as new and emerging best practice in the field of applied theatre arts.

Learning will be both theoretical and practice-based, encouraging participation, provocation and academic reflection. Six terms will cover business and management systems, procedures and protocols, education and theatre theory and applied theatre and cultural participation.

This course will run subject to approval by UEA. This means the course is currently going through UEA’s process to confirm the course will lead to a UEA award.  Course approval will take place in May 2018 and confirmed  by July 2018.

Course Content

Teaching will take place on Mondays allowing students to work during the rest of the week. There will also be one long study weekend each term.

Strong emphasis is placed on learning through practice. There is continuous assessment across all the compulsory modules. Assessment is based on coursework covering the skills elements of the course and marking of practical show roles.

Entry from Easter 2019.

Summer term May – July
Autumn term
September – December
Spring term 
January – April   

Applied theatre & cultural arts

• Practitioners & theorists

• Participation groups

• Applied theatre conventions

• Widening participation & access

• Festival & competition

Young people – the theory & practice of learning through theatre

• TIE movement

• Youth engagement

• School/educational structure

Business& Management

  • Marketing
  • Funding & planning
  • Administration & legal compliance
  • Application, enrolment & communications

Community Culture & Diversity

  • Cultural & community development
  • Collaboration & partnerships
  • Theatre for social activism & change




  • UK/EU Students
  • £10,150
  • Application Fee
  • Free
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Fees are subject to annual review. One term’s notice will be given of any increases. There will be additional costs for cultural trips and site residency – allow around £100.

Mountview works with all students to discuss funding options.

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Entry requirements

Admission onto the course is by interview. Applicants must be aged 21 years or over at the start of the course. Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree will need to undertake an access assignment to establish suitability for undertaking the MA.

If an applicant’s first language is not English, and they have not been taught in English or studied to A Level standard in the UK, they will need to demonstrate an acceptable minimum level of competence through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Band 6.5).

Mountview welcomes applications from people with disabilities and is keen to support all applicants to achieve their best. If applicants have any special requirements or access needs, these should be discussed with the course leader/administrator.

Mountview is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities for students in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. No applicant will receive less or more favourable treatment on grounds of sex, age, ethnic origin, disability, religion and marital/parental status or any comparable grounds.

Interview information

Candidates are invited to Mountview for an interview with the Head of Programme at which they discuss their previous experience, interests and influences. Applicants.There is no application fee.

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2018 Prospectus