Delivered in association with internationally renowned theatre company Frantic Assembly, this Master’s degree provides a unique opportunity to develop collaborative theatre making skills relevant to professional level contemporary theatre across Europe, Australia, North America and Asia.
This course has been designed to prepare you to be innovative and adventurous performers, theatre makers, educators and researchers. It aims to provide you with an advanced understanding and associated skills in performance techniques, improvisational process, composition and performance skills.
Why choose this course?
With a focus on theatre making in its broadest sense, this exciting new course offers the chance to gain industry-relevant expertise and study through a blend of practical performance projects, workshop intensives, online technologies and interdisciplinary work with one of the most exciting theatre companies in the UK.
Ideal if you are an existing or aspiring performer, director, writer, dancer, choreographer, composer, musician or actor, it is designed to develop your skills, practice and profile as an independent practitioner working within contemporary theatre. As well as nurturing your artistic development through live briefs and placement opportunities, we will teach you essential skills to support devising, funding, managing and evaluating artistic projects.
With a proven record in creating, co-producing, co-creating and touring new work extensively across the UK and in 40 countries internationally, Frantic Assembly has been impacting theatrical practice and training future theatre-makers for over 20 years.
The highly-acclaimed company was responsible for movement direction on the award-winning National Theatre of Great Britain production ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ and the BAFTA nominated British/American TV series ‘Humans’.
By choosing to study at Coventry, you will join an established performing arts department known for industry-facing, research-informed and practice-led provision. Our teaching team comprises international dance artists, educationalists, published authors and experts in movement training and physical theatre. This includes the associate editor of the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices and vice chair of DanceHE, which represents the interests of dance in HE and facilitates collaboration and debate across institutions.
International experience opportunities
This course has a variety of international guest artists and speakers in both theory and practical modules.
There is a strong emphasis within the course on your future career, aimed not only to help you finalise your chosen career path, but also ensure that you have the professional level of artistic and business skills and knowledge to thrive in the demanding and highly competitive world of contemporary theatre.