Bursaries offered for master’s course in collaborative theatre making

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Monday 11 July 2016

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Coventry University is offering bursaries of £2,000 to students joining a postgraduate course being delivered with internationally renowned theatre company Frantic Assembly. 

Delivered in partnership by the University’s School of Media and Performing Arts and Frantic Assembly, the Collaborative Theatre Making MA, which started in January 2016, brings together practical modules, a performance project led by Frantic Assembly, research events and online learning.

The course will give aspiring theatre, dance and music professionals a unique opportunity to hone their skills alongside Frantic Assembly’s specialist practitioners, providing valuable industry experience.

Students from the UK and overseas are invited to apply for bursaries for the course – which take the form of a fee waiver – and will be chosen based on their ability to demonstrate excellence in their academic achievements and performance practice.

Andrea Barzey, senior lecturer in dance and course director for the Collaborative Theatre Making MA at Coventry University, said:


For aspiring practitioners to be able to work with one of the most exciting and dynamic contemporary theatre companies in the business through our MA is a tremendous opportunity. We’re thrilled to be offering students the chance to receive a bursary to take up the course.

Scott Graham, artistic director of Frantic Assembly, said: 

Frantic Assembly is committed to creating pathways into the industry for a wide variety of individuals. We want to diversify the pool of talent working in theatre and the arts today and welcome applications from all backgrounds. In Coventry University we have an academic partner who also seeks to remove barriers to participation and we are delighted they are able to continue to offer these bursaries for our course.