Master of Applied Theatre Studies

Why study the Master of Applied Theatre Studies at UNE?

Full-time students can only start in Trimester 1

Part-time students can start in either Trimester 1 or 2

The Master of Applied Theatre Studies is a course that can be studied entirely off campus. Online technologies are used to foster interaction between students. The course allows students working in their local environment to extend their knowledge and skills in the areas of theatre production, dramaturgical research, theatre history and academic writing. The course is aimed at students who have prior experience of theatre practice as a performer, director, designer, playwright or teacher. It seeks to integrate theoretical and practical study as far as possible. It requires students to select a specific performance topic and prepare it dramaturgically, present a detailed, convincing and well-argued production proposal, take part in a practical performance of the play or other theatre event as playwright, director, actor or designer, and then use all this work as the basis for an extensively researched short dissertation which builds on the knowledge and understanding gained during the practical work on the production. There is room within the course of study for elective units which will allow students to further develop their academic skills in writing, contemporary theoretical approaches, research methodology and/or the study of theatre history.

As part of their practical work , students will prepare detailed records of their productions or performances, in an appropriate format, which will be used in the assessment process.

Students must complete the four core units totalling 36 credit points and can take as electives a further two approved 6-cp units.

Candidates enrolling in the course need to be able to arrange to participate creatively in a practical theatre project with an appropriate organisation, such as a professional, amateur or community theatre company, or a school or university. The University of New England cannot provide facilities or resources off campus for the practical component of the course-it is the responsibility of the candidate to arrange this.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

1 Year Full-time
Up to 4 years Part-time

FEES

Full Fee
International

2012 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation MAppThSt
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • 1 Year Full-time
  • Up to 4 years Part-time
Fees Full Fee / International
Total Credit Points 48
Benefits

How to Apply

New domestic students to UNE apply to study on or off campus through UAC

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Former or current domestic UNE students apply to study on or off campus direct to UNE

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International students apply direct to UNE through International Marketing and Pathways

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Intensive Schools

Intensive mandatory schools may be a requirement of some of the optional units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) have fulfilled all the requirements of a Bachelor's degree with a major or equivalent in Theatre Studies; or

(b) have fulfilled all the requirements of a Graduate Certificate in a relevant area of study.

For international students, there is an additional English Language requirement of a minimum score of 6 in the IELTS test.

Additional Requirements

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

Candidates are required to take a creative role in a practical theatre project as part of their studies. In the case of school teachers this could involve working with pupils in a school production (of an appropriate scale); for theatre practitioners it could involve taking part in a production with an established theatre company. The University of New England cannot provide facilities or resources off campus for the practical component of the course-it is the responsibility of the candidate to arrange this.

Advanced Standing

A candidate may be granted advanced standing to a maximum of 24 cps.

Academic Colours

Turquoise Blue (BCC 118)

Further Information

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Master of Applied Theatre Studies in 2012.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) have fulfilled all the requirements of a Bachelor's degree with a major or equivalent in Theatre Studies; or
(b) have fulfilled all the requirements of a Graduate Certificate in a relevant area of study.

For international students, there is an additional English Language requirement of a minimum score of 6 in the IELTS test.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) one year as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to four years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 36 cps
Listed Units 12 cps
Total 48 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Master of Applied Theatre Studies.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Rules.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

New domestic students to UNE apply to study on or off campus through UAC

For more information, click here

Former or current domestic UNE students apply to study on or off campus direct to UNE

For more information, click here

International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through International Marketing and Pathways

For more information, click here