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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Applied Theatre and Intervention MA

Programme code:MA-PCI/ATIFUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Ally Walsh Contact address:a.m.walsh1@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

In accordance with the School’s PGT admissions policy.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Performance & Cultural Industries

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Performance & Cultural Industries Exam Board

Programme specification:

The programme will provide students with the opportunity to study Applied Theatre and Intervention within a School already known for its strength and expertise in working with external partners, community groups, institutions and local organisations. Externally facing work that addresses the social impact agenda has always been a key feature of the School’s ethos and features predominantly amongst existing activity. Applied work is conducted by a number of staff within the School and in a diverse range of contexts. Staff have strong links with existing organisations and institutions within the city and region. Students following this programme will benefit from those relationships, finding placement opportunities, internships and potential career paths as a result. The programme’s focus on intervention signals a distinctiveness that separates it from other applied theatre programmes. The emphasis here is on the potential of theatre and performance to interrupt, confront, subvert, transform, transcend, reconfigure and re-imagine. It is envisaged that new approaches to radical interventionist practice that address the wider frames of the political, the social, the personal and the artistic as well as the more conventional pedagogical contexts associated with applied theatre will be explored and developed.

As with all our PGT provision, the programme will allow students to collaborate across programmes and take optional modules that will encourage interdisciplinary practice.



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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 180 credits comprised from a mix of compulsory and optional modules adding up to 180 credits.

Compulsory modules:

PECI5107MIndependent Research Project (MA)60 credits1 Sep to 31 Aug (12mth), 1 Jan to 31 Jan (13mth)
PECI5601MApplied Theatre Practices30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PECI5602MCritical Concepts in Applied Theatre and Intervention30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will study 60 credits of optional modules

FOAH5000MEngaging the Modern City: The Civic Researcher30 credits1 Jan to 31 Aug
PECI5104MIndividual Project30 credits1 Jan to 31 Jul
PECI5105MCreative Work30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5106MPerformance and Collaborative Enterprise30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5207MArts Management and Cultural Leadership30 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PECI5211MAudience Engagement and Impact30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5213MCultural Participation and Participatory Cultures30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)
PECI5214MCreativity and Innovation Management30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)
PECI5216MArts and Activism30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5217MPopular Performance: from music hall to variety television30 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)
PECI5218MCultural Policy and the Politics of Culture30 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)
PECI5705MThe Costumed Body: Performance, Performativity and Politics30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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