This course combines writing, puppetry, scenography, adaptation, facilitation and academic study. We’ll equip you with the practical and analytical skills to enter the burgeoning field of Theatre for Young Audiences.
The course was designed for practitioners and researchers including actors, directors, scriptwriters, producers, scenographers, and others with a relevant background in theatre and performance.
We foster collaborative work, immersing you in the operational life of one of the most innovative Theatre for Young Audiences venues in the country – the egg. You’ll graduate with invaluable artistic, academic, and professional contacts.
You’ll gain an understanding of:
practical methodologies and processes for creating theatre for young audiences, including writing, puppetry, adaptation and scenography;
the broader context of theatre for young audiences, 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; and
the arts industry, including producing and funding strategies alongside the infrastructure of the theatre for young audiences field.
The course consists of four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit module delivered over three trimesters. This totals 12-months of full-time study or a 24-months of part-time study.
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.
PA7010-30: Research Methods and Context
PA7023-30: Performance Practice 1 (Writing and Dramaturgy, Puppetry)
PA7033-30: Performance Practice 2 (Devising, Adaptation, and Scenography)
PA7040-30: Professional Engagement
PA7050-60: Thesis Project
You’ll have the opportunity to pitch your thesis project to the egg for inclusion in their Incubator showcase for an audience of leading industry professionals.
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