Master of Fine Arts - Theatre
Research by means of creative practice is central to the graduate programs of the School of Performing Arts, where we seek to nurture creative excellence hand in hand with intellectual rigour and excitement. The Theatre specialisation of the MFA invites students to engage in research projects focused, in a broad range of different ways, on theatrical practice or issues related to theatre, or that illuminates or expands on the medium in some way.
The majority of projects will involve research by means of the candidate’s own theatrical practice – the term ‘theatre’ in this context may be quite broadly interpreted – alongside a written dissertation, but some projects will focus on the practice of others and consist of a dissertation only.
While the School insists that MFA practice-based projects fulfil the rigorous requirements of all academic research, the nature of the practice may vary considerably from project to project (e.g. the re-direction of a pre-existing script, the creation of a devised performance, a new approach to training, and so on). The onus on the candidate is to ensure that their practice constitutes research, and that the research focus can be consciously articulated in written form.
Detailed subject information is available in the University Handbook.
24 months full time;
48 months part time
31 May or 30 September
31 August for international applicants
31 October for domestic applicants
Course fee information is available on the Future Students Tuition Fees pages.
The Master of Fine Arts is a graduate degree consisting of 200 points normally taking two years of full-time study or part-time equivalent. The degree comprises an individual supervised project of 175 points of research and practice in the area of specialisation, which is supported by the completion of 25 points (two subjects) of research methods.