This Masters programme focuses on the activities of directing and theatre voice practice.
The programme offers theatre practitioners – directors, theatre voice practitioners – the opportunity to explore and develop their individual impulses and enquiries within the general practice of theatre.
The aim of this course is to produce mature, highly skilled, independent and creative directors and theatre voice practitioners capable of producing and managing their own work.
The course extends over two years of full time study, with the November to January period in the middle being a research period. The academic year begins on 1 February.
YEAR ONE The student will undertake two practical explorations; directing/ creating vocal projects or conducting workshops in line with the intellectual enquiry proposed by the student. In addition the student will present one seminar paper. These projects will be supported through:
Directing / Theatre Voice tasks
Workshops on structure
Workshops on rhythm
Participation in undergraduate performance courses as appropriate
Independent study During the summer break, the student will create and a one person show for performance early in the second year.
YEAR TWO The student will present a seminar paper and prepare the final project, the thesis production. For the thesis production students are required to direct a production or conduct workshops around performance methodology or directing methodology or theatre voice methodology or operate as a vocal director on a production. The thesis production/workshop is accompanied by a written explication which outlines the theory underpinning the production/workshop.
Admission requirements: An Honours degree in Drama, or a four-year degree of Honours equivalence or in the absence of Drama Honours, equivalent experience / expertise / alternative degree(s).
Contact usCentre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies University of Cape Town Private Bag X3 7701 Rondeboschctdps@uct.ac.za