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Degree

Master of Arts in Drama (Taught)

About the program

  • 36,086 NZD

    Tuition
  • 1 year

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 70 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA
optional
Research

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 08-December-2021 08-December-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2021 04-July-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2022 04-July-2022

Master of Arts in Drama (Taught)

The MA offers you a range of choices. There are research and taught degrees, one (120-point) or two-year (240-point) options depending on your entry qualification, and more than 40 subjects for study. 

Your academic background may enable you to study a subject different to that of your previous specialisation.  

The research masters gives you an exciting opportunity to contribute to the  knowledge in your field by completing a substantial research project alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scholars.

In a taught masters you can deepen your knowledge in small classes, enjoy close interaction with academic staff, and complete a smaller research project.

What you can study in Drama

Postgraduate study in Drama is designed to invigorate creative practice through academic study.

As part of a postgraduate programme in Arts you can deepen your understanding of the theory and practice of drama in areas such as:

Directing, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, Devising, Performance training, Production and arts management, Theories and literature of drama, Theatre and performance, Shakespeare, Modern drama, Contemporary performance and performance as research, Theatre on screen.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$52,490

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$36,086

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Taught 120 points:

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Drama or Drama Studies with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 (70%-74.9%) or higher, or approval of the Coordinator of Drama.

The following subjects may also be considered for entry: Creative Writing, English, Theatre, Writing Studies.

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the GPE requirement, the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts is an appropriate pathway to the 120-point Master of Arts.

Required documents

1_ Copy of birth certificate/passport
2_ Transcript
3_ Official programme completion certificate
4_ Mark sheets
5_ Relevant course outlines
6_ English language proficiency

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
-
listening
21
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
English Language Academy pathway programmes

You can meet postgraduate English language requirements by successfully completing:
1_ The Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), or
2_ The English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS).

Career Opportunities

Careers for graduates include employment within the creative community, such as community and professional theaters, local arts councils, schools, film production companies, and arts agencies such as Creative New Zealand and New Zealand On Air.

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