We host one of the largest number of postgraduate research students studying Drama in the country. Our postgraduate students make a valued contribution to the research culture of the department. All postgraduate students are encouraged to attend research events organised by the Department, and are kept regularly updated about Calls for Papers and Seminar and Conference Information. We welcome postgraduates to participate in the Department’s research groups and to share practice and performance of different kinds.
The Department of Drama and Theatre is an ideal place to undertake PhD research. Students join one of the largest groups of PhD students in the UK, and are taught by academics with international reputations. Our doctoral students often work together organising conferences, editing Platform, the journal for Early Career researchers, and contributing to undergraduate experience through directing plays and leading other activities. Many of our successful doctoral students have been appointed to full time lecturing posts in a range of universities both in the UK and internationally, and have become highly respected practitioners and in the cultural sector.
To find out more about studying for a PhD, click here.
For students wishing to follow taught courses at postgraduate level, we offer a range of specialist programmes. Graduates from the MA programmes have successful careers in a range of areas that build on their studies at Royal Holloway.
The MA Programmes offers intensive training in difference aspects of theatre and performance: MA in Applied and Participatory Theatre, MA Playwriting and a new programme for 2013/14: MA in Contemporary Performance Practices (subject to validation). Each MA programme combines creative and critical practices.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Physical Theatre for Dancers and Actors
A Professional Development course for postgraduate experienced dancers and actors, and is taught by Jasmin Vardimon and collaborators of the Jasmin Vardimon company.
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All our postgraduate students are able to extend their creative practice in a range of unique performance spaces which include a traditional Japanese Noh theatre, the substantial Victorian Boilerhouse, a brand-new Theatre (completion end of 2012). They also benefit from our partnerships with the cultural sector and collaborations with artists and theatre-makers. Workshops and lectures are regularly offered to postgraduates by leading playwrights, directors, choreographers and practitioners in applied theatre, including Katie Mitchell, Rebecca Prichard and Jonathan Burrows.