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Drama Honours

Drama Honours at UCT is a general programme providing a variety of educational experiences in the fields of drama and theatre that intends to empower students to begin careers in the field or to study further. Each course has practical and theoretical aspects. The programme comprises four courses.

All students take:

1. DRM4000H Theatre and Research

2. DRM4017F Readings in Drama & Theatre A

3. DRM4024S Readings in Drama & Theatre B

And then one of the following specialisations:

1. DRM4022W Applied Theatre

Drama Honours

Drama Honours at UCT is a general programme providing a variety of educational experiences in the fields of drama and theatre that intends to empower students to begin careers in the field or to study further. Each course has practical and theoretical aspects. The programme comprises four courses.

All students take:

1. DRM4000H Theatre and Research

2. DRM4017F Readings in Drama & Theatre A

3. DRM4024S Readings in Drama & Theatre B

And then one of the following specialisations:

1. DRM4022W Applied Theatre

MA in Applied Theatre and Drama Studies

The programme examines those areas in which Drama and Theatre praxis and research, are linked to endeavours beyond formal theatre in theatre buildings: most frequently perhaps in education, development and social justice contexts.

Course convener: Dr Veronica Baxter, veronica.baxter@uct.ac.za

Admission Requirements:

An honours degree in Drama/Theatre/Performance or a four-year degree of Honours equivalence.

MA specialising in Dramaturgy

Dramaturgy has its roots in ancient Greece. The word first appears in Aristotle. Modern conceptions of Dramaturgy can be traced back to the work of Lessing and then Schiller and Goethe in Germany in the mid to late 18th century. The dramaturgical project was conceived as an attempt to make the theatre a serious and rigorous art form with strong classically established rules of making and it was tied to the nationalist project at the time.

MA in Theatre and Performance (Theatre Making)

MA in Theatre and Performance (Theatre Making)
This Masters programme focuses on the activity of creating theatre pieces in a South African tradition of collective theatre making. Many of the practical explorations and the final thesis production that map the student’s enquiry are therefore original, new South African works. 

The programme offers theatre practitioners – directors, actors, playwrights – the opportunity to explore and develop their individual impulses within the practice of making theatre . 

MA (Research)

The acceptance of dissertation proposals for the MA (Research) is dependent on the availability of a suitable supervisor. Areas of specialised research in the department include:

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