13 Oct 2009

Looking for an MA in Drama and Education? Look no further...

Today is the first day of our inaugural MA in Education (Drama) which we are jointly running with Middlesex University. The three-year part time masters programme is designed for teachers and lecturers of Drama, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts and will be run at Trestle Arts Base, Trestle's home in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

There is a growing trend of educational institutions and theatre companies joining forces to deliver post-graduate programmes - Polish theatre company Teatr Pieśń Kozla (Song of the Goat) and Manchester Metropolitan University's joint MA springs to mind for instance. However, this is the only instance of a professional theatre company and university co-creating and delivering an education drama MA in Britain.

It's also great to be continuing our long relationship with Middlesex - Trestle's founding members were all performing arts students at the university back in the 1970s. Inspired by their course tutor, John Wright, the students set up the Company in 1981 and established Trestle as one of Britain’s leading theatre companies.

Oliver Jones, Trestle's Associate Director said, “All the hallmarks of Trestle’s work: physicality, storytelling, and devising, are now at the heart of the drama and theatre studies curriculum, and it is a perfect time to launch what we are hoping will be a very successful and sustainable MA degree”.

Interested? Contact Programme Leaders Kevin Morris (Middlesex) on 0208 411 4310 or Oliver Jones (Trestle) on 01727 850 950 or at takingpart@trestle.org.uk for more information.

By Gemma

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