Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University

Master of Arts in Drama and Theatre Studies

The Master of Arts in Drama and Theatre Studies in Arts is offered by Stellenbosch University.

Program Length: 2 YEARS.

Master of Arts in Drama and Theatre Studies offered by the Stellenbosvhc Unievrsity at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Drama Department offers two options on the master's level:

  • The first option is a thesis counting 50% of the final mark where the candidate has a practical component linked to the research thesis. The practical component can be a continuation of the specialisation of the honours level.
  • The second option is a research thesis that makes up 100% of the final mark.
For both options a research proposal is required before registration.

FIRST OPTION 
Like the BAHons in Drama and Theatre Studies, this programme focuses on the concept of performance, but at this level the emphasis shifts more strongly towards training in, and the application of, independent research and creative work linked to prior training. The programme has two options. The contents of the two options are presented below.


Programme Codes
54267 - 879(180)
54267 - 889(180)

Programme Content
879:
Compulsory module
Thesis (Drama and Theatre Studies) (180) 
889:
Compulsory modules
Projects (Drama and Theatre Studies) 872(90)
Thesis (Drama and Theatre Studies) 872(90)
 
Assessment and Examination
879: The research-based thesis is assessed according to the regulations of Stellenbosch University by one internal examiner and one external examiner.
889: Project work is assessed continuously by three internal examiners. The assessment may include an oral examination. The thesis of 90 credits is assessed by one internal examiner and one external examiner.

SECOND OPTION

Programme Codes
54267 - 879(180)
54267 - 889(180)

Programme Structure
Like the BAHons in Drama and Theatre Studies, this programme focuses on the concept of performance, but at this level the emphasis shifts more strongly towards training in, and the application of, independent research and creative work linked to prior training. The programme has two options. The contents of the two options are presented below.

Programme Content
879:
Compulsory module
Thesis (Drama and Theatre Studies) (180)
 
889:
Compulsory modules
Projects (Drama and Theatre Studies) (90)
Thesis (Drama and Theatre Studies) (90)
 
Please Note:
Admission is subject to departmental approval of chosen projects. Projects must be relevant to the content of the thesis.

Assessment and Examination
  • 879: The research-based thesis is assessed according to the regulations of Stellenbosch University by one internal examiner and one external examiner.
  • 889: Project work is assessed continuously by three internal examiners. The assessment may include an oral examination. The thesis of 90 credits is assessed by one internal examiner and one external examiner



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