MA Drama

MA Drama

Whether you are an experienced artist wishing to have the time and space to develop your practice, or starting out in your career as a theatre maker, drama practitioner, story-teller or educator, the MA Drama course will help you fulfil your potential. The MA Drama is designed to consider the contemporary practice of drama in a variety of different contexts. Though the emphasis is on theatre, there will also be opportunities to work through other media for those students with appropriate experience and aspirations.

The course offers you the benefit of working with other creative and like-minded individuals on core elements in the field of drama. It has a high level of practical exploration and focuses on drama and theatre practice in a variety of contexts, with excellent support and supervision. Studying Drama in Cardiff means you’ll have world-class venues and production companies on your doorstep, including the headquarters of BBC Wales, a major centre for production in the UK (Dr Who, Torchwood), the recently developed Pinewood Studios Wales, National Theatre Wales and the Welsh National Opera amongst others.

What you will study

The course reflects the contemporary professional world, which calls for flexible, innovative practitioners who are willing and able to work across the full range of theatre and media. These roles might range from mainstream professional organisations to applied and community contexts.

You will study the following modules:

  • Professional Practices in Drama
  • Reflective Practice 1
  • Reflective Practice 2
  • Reflective Practice 3
  • Major Production, or Dissertation, or Learning Through Employment Research Project

You can choose to study one of the following three, 20 credit common modules. Each of these has...

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The University has impressive new arts facilities thanks to our £14.7m extension of the ATRiuM building. This building now has a 160-seat auditorium theatre with a sprung stage floor, full lighting rig, two brand-new dance studios and multimedia facilities. There are also four black box studio theatres, and professional film studios with ‘green screen’ and motion capture facilities, among other new facilities.


This course is taught at: Cardiff Campus


  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
      • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2018
        • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2018