Master of Theatre (Dramaturgy)

    • CRICOS Code: 085431G

    Course overview

    • 18 months full time / 3 years part time
    • On Campus (Southbank)
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Start Year Intake - March


    Explore dramaturgy beyond work with written texts and literary play scripts to encompass the contexts of dance, hybrid works, installation, community-based and performance art work. And develop your potential for artistic leadership and attain in-depth knowledge of dramaturgical thinking and practices.

    Collaborative learning

    Students collaborate with other VCA postgraduate disciplines and engage with writers, directors, designers, choreographers, performance-makers and actors on a range of projects in an intensive training environment.

    The first in Australia

    This is the first course leading to a qualification in dramaturgy in Australia and Asia, and offers a unique curriculum emerging from its positioning within the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and the artistic and cultural life of Melbourne.

    Interdisciplinary studies

    It is closely interwoven with both the existing Master of Theatre - Directing and Master of Theatre - Writing. The Dramaturgy course forms a significant part of a distinctive suite of postgraduate taught programmes in Theatre at the VCA.

    Artistic excellence

    The course is underpinned by a commitment to the pursuit of artistic excellence, collaboration and interdisciplinary within established and emerging local, national and international dramaturgical practices.