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Centre for Applied Theatre Research
Theatre games workshop, Sri Lanka
Theatre games workshop, Sri Lanka

MA Applied Theatre

Centre staff co-ordinate Drama's MA in Applied Theatre programme.

The MA Applied Theatre programme is open to graduates who are interested in the application of theatre in social policy or education related fields. It aims to encourage the research and practice of theatre and drama applied to non-traditional spaces, and enables students to carry out and reflect on their own and peers' practice. We welcome applications from recent graduates as well as experienced professionals from a variety of disciplines who are seeking an opportunity to reflect on and develop new approaches to practice. Students have worked in a range of locations - from Strangeways prison in Manchester to factories in Peru and schools in Puerto Rico. The course is proudly interdisciplinary, combining aspects of performance theory and practice, participatory theatre, criminology, psychology, education and social policy. For all enquiries relating to the MA Applied Theatre programme please contact Jenny Hughes.

The Centre supports the existing Drama courses in Prison Drama, Theatre in Education and Applied Theatre at undergraduate level. The Prison drama courses are delivered by the TiPP Centre (Theatre in Prisons and Probation). Copies of CATR's research into TiPP Centre projects can be downloaded from the TiPP Centre website.

The Centre offers short courses to other non-department students and professionals.