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MA SITE-SPECIFIC THEATRE PRACTICE

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

  • 6 Dec 2019 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £14000.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Site-specific theatre is a fast-growing art form that has captured the imagination of theatre and fine art practitioners throughout the UK and internationally.  True site-specific theatre engages with a chosen site’s history, atmosphere and architecture to underpin devised or text-based narratives. Site-specific theatre is an art form in its own right, allowing a space to inform the final performance and acknowledging that the performance can only happen in the specific site.

Geraldine Pilgrim, Artistic Director of Geraldine Pilgrim Performance Company, has been making site-specific performances and installations for over twenty years in sites including empty office blocks, schools, hotels, swimming pools, factories, hospitals, castles, stately homes and public parks. Her links with site-specific companies, practitioners, theatre companies and live artists ensure that students will have access to a rich network of contacts as well as fine-tuned expertise.

The course is aimed at practitioners with an art or drama background wanting to diversify their artistic skills in the area of site-specific practice. Applications are welcomed from those with experience in the fine art, theatre or related industries as well as those currently studying at BA level.

Site-specific theatre is a fast-growing art form that has captured the imagination of theatre and fine art practitioners throughout the UK and internationally.  True site-specific theatre engages with a chosen site’s history, atmosphere and architecture to underpin devised or text-based narratives. Site-specific theatre is an art form in its own right, allowing a space to...

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Course Content

Term 1

SITE REQUIREMENTS AND PRACTICE

• Site practicalities

• Production planning

• Licensing

• Design, including space, lighting, sound and visual effects

• Inspirational visits including heritage sites and outdoor

SKILLS

• Practical workshops from the course leader, Mountview staff and visiting practitioners

• A short, London-based collaborative site-specific performance

Term 2

CONTEXT

• Salons: lectures and open seminars in a Salon model from leading practitioners, focussing on methodologies, practice and innovation

• Shadowing: work-based learning and personal engagement in a case study on practice and method

DIRECTING & SITE RESIDENCY

• Individual short site-specific projects in which students devise their own project and direct other students

• A residency in the UK or abroad. Students work collaboratively to respond to a site and research, create and realise a site-specific performance

Term 3

SITE-SPECIFIC PRACTICAL DISSERTATION

• Students will research, develop, creatively lead a team and produce a substantive piece of site-specific theatre

• In the stages of developing this work, students will show their ideas at an interim exhibition and receive critical support and feedback

• Students will document the process and deliver supporting written materials towards this practical dissertation

Term 1 SITE REQUIREMENTS AND PRACTICE • Site practicalities • Production planning • Licensing • Design, including space, lighting, sound and visual effects • Inspirational visits including heritage sites and outdoor SKILLS • Practical...

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Available Dates

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120 Peckham Hill Street

Full Time, 1 year

06/12/2019

(19 days left)

£14000.00

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120 Peckham Hill Street

Full Time, 1 year

06/01/2020

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120 Peckham Hill Street

Full Time, 1 year

03/04/2020

(138 days left)

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120 Peckham Hill Street

Full Time, 1 year

06/04/2020

(141 days left)

£14000.00

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120 Peckham Hill Street

Full Time, 1 year

25/07/2020

(251 days left)

£14000.00

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Entry Requirements

Admission onto the course is by interview. Applicants must be aged 21 years or over at the start of the course. Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree will need to undertake an access assignment to establish suitability for undertaking the MA.

If an applicant’s first language is not English, and they have not been taught in English or studied to A Level standard in the UK, they will need to demonstrate an acceptable minimum level of competence through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Band 6.5).

Mountview welcomes applications from people with disabilities and is keen to support all applicants to achieve their best. If applicants have any special requirements or access needs, these should be discussed with the course leader/administrator.

Mountview is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities for students in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. No applicant will receive less or more favourable treatment on grounds of sex, age, ethnic origin, disability, religion and marital/parental status or any comparable grounds.

Admission onto the course is by interview. Applicants must be aged 21 years or over at the start of the course. Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree will need to undertake an access assignment to establish suitability for undertaking the MA. If an applicant’s first language is not English, and they have not been taught in English or studied to A Level...

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