MA in Theatre and Global Development

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All enquiries to Professor Jane Plastow

Entry requirements - 2:1 or equivalent in theatre or development studies. Professional or other equivalent experience may be taken into account.

This MA programme is an interdisciplinary degree taught by staff from The Workshop Theatre and the Centre for Development Studies. The programme responds to a perceived need for, on the one hand, development personnel engaging with the arts to understand how to use creative processes within development and educational contexts, and on the other for arts practitioners working with development partners to understand the theories and methodologies behind development practice.

The programme is aimed primarily at:

  • People who have been working in community arts and applied theatre in the UK and internationally
  • People working in development organisations who wish to know more about using the arts within a development context
  • People interested in the arts in educational contexts 
  • People interested in studying the role of the arts within society from a range of perspectives  

Students undertaking the course will have the opportunity to:

  • Study a range of approaches to development strategy and theory 
  • Investigate the uses of theatre within education and development environments 
  • Make community-based theatre and take it into a community context 
  • Make links with development and community arts professionals 
  • Undertake individual study on a dissertation topic of their choice 
  • Choose from a range of theatre and development options in order to slant the MA in the particular direction that most interests them

Matthew Elliot completed the MA in Theatre and Global Development in 2010, read his profile.

Pages in this document

  1. MA in Theatre and Global Development
  2. Why study at the University of Leeds?
  3. Theatre and Global Development (in brief)
  4. How to apply