Welcome to the MA Theatre for Young Audiences (MATYA) course. The MATYA, in collaboration with Theatre Royal Bath’s the egg - one of the country’s leading TYA venues - combines storytelling, new writing, devising, puppetry, and academic study to equip students with the practical and theoretical skills to enter the burgeoning field of Theatre for Young Audiences.
The course is designed for entrepreneurial practitioners and researchers including actors, directors, scriptwriters, producers, scenographers, and others with a relevant background in theatre and performance. It fosters collaborative work, immerses students in the operational life of one of the most innovative TYA venues in the country, and provides them with invaluable artistic, academic, and professional contacts.
The course is flexibly structured in order to facilitate attendance by remote and international students.
Normally, but not exclusively, an applicant will have a good first degree (2:1 or above). This may
be in an area related to the creative industries. However, it is acknowledged that background
career paths of applicants may be diverse. In fostering an ethos of interdisciplinary creativity and
collaboration on the programme, we would welcome candidates who have arrived at this career
choice through alternate pathways. In all applications, we will assess the application on the basis
of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) where appropriate, the interview and/or
application form and the portfolio of work presented.
The course consists of four 15-credit modules, two 30-credit modules, and one 60-credit module (180 credits) delivered over three trimesters. This totals a 12-month period of study for full-time students and a 24-month period of study for part-time students.
Students will gain a practical, critical, and analytical understanding of:
Practical methodologies and processes for creating theatre for young audiences, including writing, devising, storytelling, dramaturgy, puppetry and design
The broader context of TYA grounded in an understanding of the creative capacities of children
The performance field, through examination of the work of key companies and playwrights
Educational pedagogy in the creative arts for young people, including workshop facilitation and experiential learning techniques
The arts industry, including producing and funding strategies alongside the infrastructure of the TYA field
Context and Methodologies
Writing and Dramaturgy
Devising and Adaptation
Thesis (practical or written)
The MATYA will equip you with the performance, applied, academic and entrepreneurial skills to pursue a career in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences. Particularly invaluable are the industry contacts, experience, and professional platform gained through the course’s partnership with the egg.
Graduates of the course move into work within theatre companies and as writers, directors, producers, or academics.
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