On our postgraduate Applied Theatre course, you will focus on exploring and developing your creativity. Study a range of techniques and theories on specialist modules and engage with various communities in different social contexts. Your individual practice will be at the centre of what you do.
You will grow your professional profile in the field of applied theatre by engaging in a range of well-established York St John University local, regional and national partnership projects, adding new skills and experiences to your repertoire.
MA Applied Theatre partnership projects include:
- Converge: A York St John partnership with the NHS that offers educational courses to local people who use mental health services, taught by our staff and students on campus.
- York St John Prison Partnership Project: This creative arts partnership lets you work with women at HMP Newhall and HMP Askam Grange on weekly drama and singing projects in prison.
- Shakespeare on Screen in Prisons: This is a national partnership project with the York St John Prison Partnership Project. It allows you to work on drama residencies in prison exploring the digital provision of the Donmar Warehouse Shakespeare Trilogy films.
- It's Not Ok: A national Theatre in Education and digital resource project with York St John and the NSPCC. This partnership invites you to work on delivering the project in schools across the region.
- Moving Minds: This project invites people living with Dementia and their friends, family members and carers onto campus for a weekly movement class.
- York Theatre Royal: Our partnership with this local company allows you to on placement with their weekly youth theatre and community projects facilitated in the theatre and across the city.