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The Master of Arts (MA) in Devised Performance Practice is a one year program that offers specific skills and experience in devising and staging original performances that foreground the body as the primary narrative locus.
As a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:
use highly physical levels of play within different theatrical territories and performance languages;
apply a movement vocabulary from the realistic to the abstract within devised performance;
demonstrate artistic autonomy through the construction of originally devised dramatic and post-dramatic spaces, images, and stories;
engage successfully in the different artistic and administrative aspects of a collaborative ensemble;
contribute scholarship to the field of devised performance through the practice-based research undertaken during the course of study;
contribute original performance work to the theatrical culture of the communities of Chicago;
employ entrepreneurial skills and best business practices in the promotion and marketing of original performance work; and
articulate the transferable skills acquired during the program when considering career options within the performing arts and related disciplines such as teaching, community outreach, and arts therapies.
DEVISED PERFORMANCE PRACTICE, MA - 30 credits required