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BA (Hons) Community Arts Practice

The Community Arts Practice degree offers a framework in which students develop both an understanding and application of Arts Practice in public and community environments. Throughout the degree students work collaboratively and across disciplines to create work that responds to varying contexts, clients and locations. Based in London’s most diverse borough, students will address the local and the global - placing people and the diverse communities in which they live, at the centre of their arts practice.

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BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice

The new BA Dance degree, with its first year intake in September 2007, is closely aligned to the principles of IPAD in its mix of different styles of dance from different cultures. Building on the diversity of East London, the degree offers a unique focus on developing practical and theoretical study in both western and non-western forms and will give students the skills to develop and deliver dance projects/workshops within both dance and community settings. The programme also includes a compulsory placement module giving students the opportunity to work with dance companies and dance development agencies across London.

From September 2009, Dance will move to our new Dance Centre at Trinit Buoy Wharf. This new facility houses two new dance studios as well as a teaching spaces and a green room.

For more information about the Dance Centre, click here.

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BA (Hons) Music Culture: Theory & Production

The Music Culture degree at UEL offers students the opportunity to engage their developing skills in music production within the study of music in contemporary culture. With access to industry-standard resources on the Docklands campus, the programme attracts a large number of young music producers and DJs as well as students interested in sound design.

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BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance

The 'BMus in Popular Music Performance' degree, delivered by the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, is the benchmark music degree programme for students of guitar, bass, drums or vocals who are looking both to develop their musicianship to a professional standard and subsequently develop a sustainable and successful career in the music industry. The programme features both practice and performance-centred modules, and is taught throughout by experienced academics and industry professionals in world class facilities close to central London. Students enrolled on this programme receive considerably more contact teaching hours at every level than similar UK courses and in addition have the opportunity to achieve partial Qualified Teacher Status by opting to take the Licentiate option during the third year of study. This unique and innovative element of the programme means that the successful graduate is provided with an immediate pathway into teaching in addition to gaining the opportunity to build a career in the music industry.

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BA (Hons) Theatre Studies

Theatre Studies at UEL aims to investigate the essential nature of theatre and performance within national and international contexts. Offering a mix of theory and practice, students perform a range of work over three years. This programme is of particular interest for those students seeking a career in acting, arts management and production within the creative industries.

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BA (Hons) Theatre Studies (International)

Theatre Studies (International) is the sister programme to Theatre Studies and offers students the opportunity to study at our partner institution, Columbia College, Chicago, in the second semester of the second year.

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MA Acting

This new MA in Acting is a ground-breaking professional training programme for actors, taught part-time, evening at Stratford Circus by a dedicated team of professionals and mentors.

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MA Dance

The MA Dance programme will give you an understanding of the importance of the term culture in dance, in the context of contemporary life in a multicultural, transnational, and complex world. You will engage in cross-cultural research, choreography, ethnography, creative and critical writing about dance, and practice-as-research in dance. We understand theory to be an important component in the critical engagement required to both make and perform dance.

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MA Theatre Directing

The MA Theatre Directing is a wonderful opportunity for those who wish to develop their theatre directing practice through an active engagement with critical thinking about performance. In collaboration with MA Acting the programme provides an emphasis on producing professional standard theatre work that engages with current approaches in theatre and performance making. You are encouraged to explore a broad range of devising strategies, text-based work, and directorial practices leading to preparation for a practice-based dissertation. The MA runs full-time or part time, in the evenings and is taught by a team of established practicing theatre professionals.

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MA Writing: Imaginative Practice

The MA in Writing offers an exciting, mixed-genre approach to writing, allowing students to hone their writing through critical creative practice. This MA combines the strengths of many programmes (Theatre Studies, Film, Creative Writing, Music Cultures) allowing students fertile ground for experimentation and the possibility to break out of old forms and traditional restrictions. The MA runs full-time or part-time programme, in the evenings, and is taught by a team of renowned writers with international experience. The focus is on new writing: expanding personal frontiers; creating hybrid forms and has a practice as research approach. The emphasis of the programme is on producing work for publication/performance/production that expresses contemporary writing and the cosmopolitan and international flavour of our university.

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MA Writing: Imaginative Practice by Distance Learning

The MA Writing: Imaginative Practice distance learning programme offers students a unique forum for developing their work in a multi-disciplinary environment, from wherever they choose to study. The core of the programme is the development of students’ writing through workshops, small webinars and online tutorials, and supervision towards a practice-based dissertation. UEL’s distance learning programme recognises the increasing demand from national and international students working across different genres (writing for performance, fiction writing, screenwriting) to develop their writing at a post-graduate level, leading to completion of an extended piece of work. Distance learning extends creative and critical dialogues far further than is possible for students who have to attend weekly lectures and discussions. By offering a multi-disciplinary, thematic approach, and by focussing student attention on new forms, technologies and “Writing for the 21st Century,” MA Writing appeals to students from a wide background of interests, and provides them with the diverse expertise of the participating faculty, allowing potentially unique creative output. Students benefit from cultural and creative perspectives that are truly global.

For more information view full programme specification

http://www.uel.ac.uk/programmes/hss/postgraduate/summary/mawriting-dl.htm


Combined Honours

Dance, Music and Theatre Studies are also available as two-subject combined honours programmes, which enable students to combine their chosen subject with another programme from within or outside the Institute.

Popular choices include:

For more information on two-subject combined honours degrees

All programmes are offered full- or part-time, with two entry points during the year - September or February.

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Programmes in development

The following postgraduate programmes are currently in development:

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