TH981-7-FY-CO:
Dissertation: MA Theatre (10,000 - 12,000 Words)

The details
2019/20
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
80
08 May 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

MA W81212 Theatre Practice,
MA W81224 Theatre Practice

Module description

Your dissertation is the centrepiece of your MA work. It gives you the opportunity to develop and to demonstrate your skills as an academic researcher and scholarly author, as you investigate and interpret a topic of your choosing.

MA in Scriptwriting

A complete play (including plays for radio) under 70 minutes playing time AND a 6,000 word dissertation

MA in Theatre Practice

This degree offers two options for the dissertation:

- a written dissertation of 12,000 words excluding bibliography and footnotes, which should adhere to the criteria outlined for the MA in Literature

OR

- for Practice as Research projects, a substantial piece of theatre or performance practice AND a critical commentary of 6,000 words.

Module aims

The aims of the dissertation are to demonstrate:

1. comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a selected current research area
2. the planning and execution of a substantial research project with guidance from a supervisor
3. a sustained, coherent argument based on critical and/or creative writing skills as appropriate

Module learning outcomes

In preparation of and as part of the dissertation, students should be able to:

1. conduct effective research
2. write within disciplinary perspectives and genres, using academic conventions, and creating a longer, well-argued piece of writing
3. explore, analyse and present a coherent argument, involving a range of information from different soucres and/or disciplinary contexts as appropriate

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Supervisory meetings

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Dissertation (please see the Postgraduate Taught Handbook 2019/20 for word counts) 04/09/2020 0%

Overall assessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Reassessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Module supervisor and teaching staff
LiFTS General Office - email liftstt@essex.ac.uk Telephone 01206 872626

 

Availability
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

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