NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of English and Creative Arts College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies Theatre Practice and Production

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA. Those who do not meet the minimum entry requirements may be admitted with relevant professional experience via a qualifying exam, or be admitted to the PDip. DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 15 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MTP1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply. CONTACT Dr Miriam Haughton T: +353 91 494 485 E: 3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Central to the programme is the work of the Druid Academy. It allows students to benefit from NUI Galway’s partnership with Druid Theatre—recently described by the New York Times as “one of the world’s great theatre companies”. 2. Students work directly with the Druid Theatre Director-in- Residence and participate in masterclasses and workshops with members of the company, including artistic director Garry Hynes, the first woman to win a Tony Award for directing. 3. Students have access to the university’s rich theatre facilities in the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance.

Your Course The MA in Theatre Practice and Production prepares students for professional-level work in the theatre and other creative industries. Students take modules in many different aspects of theatre practice, including ensemble performance, direction, and performance. An optional internship with an Irish theatre company forms part of the course. During the summer months, students complete a practice- based research project in acting, playwriting, direction, devising or design—which is used for their final dissertation. Students benefit from our continuing links and partnerships with many Irish theatre companies, including Druid, the Abbey (Ireland’s national theatre), the street theatre company Macnas and the world-renowned Galway International Arts Festival. Our intensive programme of talks by leading artists and scholars puts you directly into conversations about the state of theatre now. Career Opportunities The course is geared towards people who wish to work in the theatre, arts or creative industries. It is also relevant to people who wish to develop their skills while working in such fields as amateur theatre or education. Please also visit studentsalumni . Minimum Entry Requirements The programme is intended for graduates with at least a Second Class Honours Grade 2 (H2.2 or GPA 3.0) degree, a writing sample (5–6 pages)—academic essay, theatre reviews, excerpt from play, director ’s notebook, etc.—a personal statement outlining suitability for and interest in the programme, and names and contact details of two references. Entry for candidates with significant relevant experience may be possible. Applicants who do not meet the minimum entry requirements may be admitted via a qualifying exam if they have relevant professional experience, or be admitted to the PDip. Students who do not meet the honours degree requirement but have a Level 7 (Merit 2) degree may be admitted to the PDip course, with the possibility of progressing to the MA if they receive a minimum of 60% in their course work during the year. FIND OUT MORE AT: theatre-practice-production.html

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