Central launches new Master of Fine Arts degrees
Central School of Speech & Drama is delighted to announce three new additions to its postgraduate portfolio at the level of Master of Fine Arts (MFA): MFAs in Creative Producing, Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media and Voice Studies.
The MFA degrees are two year internationally recognised courses which will run concurrently alongside our popular existing MA portfolio and is available to both international and UK/EU students.
Dr Sally Mackey, Deputy Dean of Studies, said: “At Central we strive to offer our students an enriched learning experience in order to maximise their employability on graduating, for the North American and other global markets. We are delighted to offer a new further learning experience which will place graduates in the centre of international industry.”
Students will be able to choose either an MA or MFA degree pathway in Creative Producing, Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media and Voice Studies depending on their individual career destination. The new MFAs offer extended experience and facilitate students in positioning themselves independently within their chosen field.
Building on the first year’s taught courses, the professionally-related second year of the MFA widens opportunities for students to apply knowledge within a context and framework where pertinent questions can be asked, protocols tested, and new structures suggested. Students will be engaged further in their specialist subject, enabling them to extend a working relationship with members of related industry, embedding themselves as professional practitioners. MFA students will be able to articulate and reflect upon their development as a professional through a practical portfolio or dissertation together with a formal presentation about their second year.
Theatre and performance-related MFAs are highly sought after courses and therefore places for the 2012 academic year are limited.