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MA/PG Diploma in Theatre Consultancy

This cross-faculty and cross-disciplinary programme is aimed at practising theatre consultants and professionals in related fields.

Developed with the Society of Theatre Consultants and in line with Theatre Standards for Places of Entertainment, it enables you to assimilate your theatre consultancy experience and to situate that work in a broader academic framework. The teaching for this course is concentrated into three residential weeks in the first year. In the second year there is one further residential week. Supervision for assessed work takes place during and between residential sessions.

You’ll address the opportunities and limitations of different theatre spaces in relation to the repertoires they present and the communities they serve. You’ll also consider the construction of multi-purpose venues and new-builds, as well as the conversion and use of listed buildings, academic institutions and ‘found spaces’. Visits to Warwick Arts Centre on campus, the Royal Shakespeare Company and other Midlands theatres form an important part of the core programme.

By developing an in-depth understanding of the historical, social, cultural and legislative context of the development of theatre space, you will benefit from exciting new career options both within and beyond theatre consultancy. Our recent postgraduates have also progressed into associated areas including venue planning, design and development, theatre technology, audience development and work for regulatory bodies.

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Diploma: 1 year plus 1 term (part time)

MA: 2 years (part time). To progress to the MA it is necessary to pass the Diploma.

Entry Requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject or extensive professional experience as a theatre consultant or in a theatre-related context

English Language: IELTS band B

Location of Study: University of Warwick

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