Taught course

Applied Theatre

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London · Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Entry requirements

You will normally have a degree or equivalent qualification in an arts-related subject and/or two years relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Applied Theatre encourages investigation into the possibilities and contradictions of drama and theatre practice as transformative and rehabilitative, and engages practically and critically with a range of theories and current practices. As a student on the programme, you will:

  • Gain knowledge of theatre in extensive applied, community and drama education settings, in the UK and globally
  • Combine theory and practice in exploring how theatre can change lives
  • Be offered the chance to undertake industry placements, many funded by the Leverhulme Trust

Information for international students

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to prove their English language proficiency by gaining an overall score of 7.0 in an IELTS test. We do accept equivalent English language qualifications.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course details

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