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Devised Performance Practice, MA

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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.

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