Master of Theatre (Dramaturgy)

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The experience


Meet Noemie Huttner-Koros

Noemie Huttner-Koros

Master of Theatre (Dramaturgy) student Noemie Huttner-Koros talks about the networking opportunities and collaborations she's getting involved with as part of her course.

"I enjoy being able to have really stimulating conversations with people from all different disciplines. Whether it’s chatting with a playwright, or a set designer, it’s wonderful listening to people’s ideas and perspectives and dream up new projects together.

We are really lucky to have a lot of guest lecturers come into the Master of Theatre (Dramaturgy) course and provide their expertise. I think nearly every week we have a guest teacher who is able to provide a window into their practice and process. We are currently working with playwrights from TheatreWorks’ She Writes program, as they develop new plays which is super exciting."

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Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

The course is taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

Much of the teaching, research and performance takes place in our purpose-built facilities on the University of Melbourne’s Southbank campus at the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct.

Recently, the Faculty’s Southbank campus has undergone large-scale capital works transforming our facilities and creating an industry-ready, world-class experience for our students and staff.

While studying at the Faculty, you will have the chance to benefit from a range of partnerships and engagement activities at major arts companies in Melbourne's Arts Precinct, local and national festivals and sister institutions around the world.

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Wilin Centre

Situated in the heart of Melbourne's Arts Precinct, the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development provides exposure to contemporary Indigenous arts practices and supports the recruitment of Indigenous artists, academics and students.

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Alyson Campbell

Meet Alyson Campbell, Associate Professor in Theatre

Associate Professor in Theatre Alyson Campbell is a freelance director and dramaturg with an astounding 30-year career, and teaching credits that feature the School of Creative Arts, the University of Melbourne, Queen's University Belfast and Brunel University, London. Here Alyson shares with us what makes a good dramaturg student.

"We have had great dramaturgy students from a wide range of backgrounds, including filmmaking, music composing, stage management, lighting design and dance, as well as more directly "theatre" paths. What makes a "good" dramaturgy student is a love of looking at how things work: finding patterns, seeing possibilities, being open to new forms and ideas, and being in a creative process with other people. They also enrich the experience of theatre by thinking deeply about it and then love to communicate ideas with audiences – above all, they want to know what a performance is doing in dialogue with the world around it."

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Learn from the best

Your teachers are practising artists who are well-connected to industry, and there are course-integrated opportunities to collaborate with students from other creative disciplines.

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