MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
MFA Theatre Directing options

Final Year, Component 01

EA446 or EA447 or EA448
MFA Theatre Directing Written Dissertation

This module is designed to allow student opportunities to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of one aspect of the work of the programme. Students may commence work on the Dissertation provided that they have successfully completed 120 credits of taught postgraduate modules. The written dissertation option will be approximately 12,000 words in length, double-spaced and typed. Two copies must be submitted by the due date which will be set by the Head of Programme.

MFA Dissertation By Director's Production Workbook

This module is designed to allow student opportunities to demonstrate an in-depth practical knowledge of and skill in theatre directing. The Dissertation by Director's Production Workbook consists of a complete workbook for a play that has been agreed in advance with the supervising tutor. The word length will vary according to the text in question. The book will consist of an explanation of the thinking process, planning processes and decision-making processes of a director working on a real or imaginary production.

MFA Theatre Directing Dissertation By Practical Project

A student can elect to complete the MFA by direction of a theatre production and submission of a supporting written commentary of 4-5,000 words. The written commentary length will vary according to the extent of visual material included. The commentary may be presented in written or alternative electronic form (DVD, Web page, Video Diary etc.). The commentary is both an archival record of the processes involved in creating the production and analysis of the learning process in relation to the student’s own professional development.

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