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The University of Wolverhampton

MAby Research in Performing Arts

Why choose this course?

The MA by Research in Performing Arts offers an exciting new opportunity for students to study at Masters level, following an area of their own academic interest and under the supervision of published experts in their fields. You will be able pursue innovative experience of performing arts practices with the integral development of research and writing skills, self-direction and autonomy, working in, and across, disciplines that include dance, drama, music or musical theatre. You will have the opportunity to achieve a range of subject-specific outcomes, through acquiring an advanced knowledge of concepts, and critically evaluating theories, problems and performing techniques.

As this course is taught by supervision, we are able to work flexibly with students to arrange tutorials around their work and family commitments. Also, in the absence of taught classes, it would be quite possible to conduct tutorials and exchange draft work and tutor feedback electronically, so there is considerable scope to study conveniently from home.

For further information, please contact Dr Aglaia Foteinou

What happens on the course?

Your programme of study will be based upon a Learning Contract negotiated between you and your supervising team. You will need to complete an expression of interest form indicating your topic and admission will be based upon the successful agreement of this topic and the identification of appropriate supervision. Under guidance of your principal supervisor, you will write at least three extended non-assessed assignments or produce at least three pieces of practical work leading to a final, assessed portfolio, which will include a viva voce examination.

Why Wolverhampton?

We have a strong postgraduate community with opportunities to attend events and encounter students across the full range of disciplines within the Faculty of Arts including Studio and Digital Art, Theatre, Music and Performance. You will also be invited to attend all guest lectures, performances and field trips that constitute a vibrant student experience at the University.

We continue to develop state of the art facilities which will greatly enhance your learning experience. Our state-of-the-art performing arts and learning centre; The Performance Hub, opened in 2011 and is the home for all of our performance courses. The hub features

  • two bespoke drama studios that are ideal for rehearsals and small performances, a diverse range of fully equipped music teaching, performance and practice rooms (accommodating single person to large band / ensemble);
  • five performance studios with semi-sprung floors that are ideal for rehearsals and small performances;
  • excellent dance studios;
  • two high-end professional recording studios;
  • two bespoke technology suites boasting sixty Apple iMacs running industry standard software including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Max, Pure Data and SuperCollider

The studios feature audio/visual equipment and facilities for hanging lighting for performances.

The university is proud to be an All Steinway School and home to 17 Steinway pianos, five of which are in rehearsal studio spaces. Our 108 seat Black Box Theatre is one of the most technically advanced small theatres in the country and is ideal for a range of performing arts activities.

We are a thriving department of research active academics in drama, dance, music and musical theatre. If you are interested in a specific research area please contact Dr Aglaia Foteinou for further discussion. Some of the academic staff who supervise on this course are listed below;

Dr Richard Glover (Richard.Glover@wlv.ac.uk):

  • Composition;
  • Experimental and contemporary music;
  • Minimalism and reductionism;
  • Psychoacoustic, perception and cognition;
  • Experimental approaches to notation;
  • Microtonality and tuning systems;
  • Contemporary performance practice.

Mr Kevin Stannard (k.p.stannard@wlv.ac.uk):

  • Choral direction;
  • Music Education;
  • Eighteenth Century English Music;
  • Improvisation;
  • Church Music;
  • Song writing;
  • Music in the Community;
  • Performance.

Claire Hampton (c.hampton@wlv.ac.uk):

  • Popular culture and performance;
  • Trauma and performance;
  • Selfie Culture;
  • The body in performance;
  • Physical Theatre;
  • Gender and performance;
  • Performativity.

Dr Paul Johnson (paul.johnson@wlv.ac.uk):

  • Theatre and science;
  • Performance philosophy;
  • Applied drama;
  • Theatre in museums;
  • Experimental performance;
  • New writing.

Dr Demetris Zavros (d.zavros@wlv.ac.uk):

  • Post dramatic theatre;
  • Composed theatre;
  • Contemporary music theatre;
  • Music for theatre‚Äč.

Sarah Browne (sarah.browne@wlv.ac.uk):

  • Musical Theatre; Identity politics;
  • Feminist musicology;
  • Film theory and the musical;
  • Off-Broadway practices of the sixties;
  • Subsidised musicals and revisals;
  • African-American influences on musical theatre.

Dr Sarah Whitfield (sarah.whitfield@wlv.ac.uk):

  • Musical theatre;
  • Labour;
  • Theatre historiography and theatre history;
  • Cultural materialism;
  • Collaborative practice;
  • Site specific theatre;
  • Postcolonial responses to the musical.

Career path

This MA by Research will provide an excellent preparatory pathway into doctoral research. However, for individuals seeking to enhance their C.V. or undertake some professional enhancement, this mode of study will enable you to tailor your study towards your career pathway and combine it with your work schedule and other commitments. The wide range of subjects offered will provide relevant opportunities for individuals either within, or planning to enter, diverse professions to develop and evidence the acquisition of higher level skills.

What skills will you gain?

The course will provide you with the knowledge and key abilities and strategies to further your artistic career independently.

At the end of this course you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of a variety of topical viewpoint in performing arts (including dance, drama, music or musical theatre), taking an independent and holistic perspective;
  2. Select, interpret, develop and apply a variety of research methodologies and techniques appropriate for the research topic;
  3. Explore, develop and refine problem-solving techniques for performance arts, from the technical to the expressive, in a wide range of performance environments and situations;
  4. Develop analytical, critical, evaluative, and creative skills appropriate to the performing arts disciplines, through a selection of appropriate methodologies and technologies;
  5. Exercise personal autonomy in learning through effective self-organisation and management of workload.

Entry requirements

Students will have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant subject field. If you have relevant work experience in your subject area, this can also help you to get a place on a course. All students will be interviewed to assess their suitability and preparedness for the course. All applicants must submit an initial Proposal for Study” upon which the learning contract can be agreed as a condition of admission.

Sample research proposal - English Literature

A good standard of written and spoken English is an important pre-requisite for postgraduate study. Students whose first language is not English, are required to hold an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or equivalent (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/international-academy/courses-at-the-international-academy/language-entry-requirements/).

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £6,020 £12,445
Part time £3,010

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England was introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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