Dr Jacqueline Bolton - Programme Leader
Dr Jacqueline Bolton is a Senior Lecturer of Theatre in the College of Arts. Her research explores practices of contemporary theatre-making in Britain and is increasingly motivated by the reading of plays and performances as cultural texts that reflect political positions/relations/identities. She has published widely on the plays of Simon Stephens and her monograph, The Theatre of Simon Stephens (London: Methuen, 2021) will be published next year.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Please note that international applications for taught postgraduate programmes starting in September 2022 have now closed.
MA Theatre has benefitted from close links with the School and College expertise-sharing initiatives Critical Encounters and Tower Talks, and the programme leaders aim to nurture these and other such opportunities going forward.
In the past, MA Theatre students have taken part in study trips to Nottingham, Sheffield, and Leeds. There may be opportunities to attend professional and peer networking events such as Critical Encounters, hosted by the School, and the Tower Talks event for postgraduate students and staff across the College of Arts.
There is potential for students to get involved with extracurricular activities with The Lincoln Company which regularly takes shows to the Edinburgh Fringe every year.
Students may also have the opportunity to engage in Horizons, a blended learing initiative deisgned to help them develop subject specific employability skills, and interdisciplinary and digital skills, drawing on the University of Lincoln’s six research themes.
The core work-based learning module, Dramaturgy in Practice, offers a choice of three placement pathways - industry, pedagogy, or online - giving students the opportunity to engage with artistic works in progress through placements in the industry regionally; with drama lecturers on practical undergraduate modules; or through digital collaborations.
A list of possible placement hosts will be provided, but students are welcome to source their own. It will be up to the student to liaise with their host, negotiate how they will work with them, and cover additional travel costs incurred.
Applicants may be asked to attend an interview in person, via telephone, or online. Written evidence will be required in the form of a recent sample of critical or creative writing. It is expected that prospective candidates will have researched the course and be prepared to speak about it. Please contact Programme Leaders for further information:
Dr Siobhan O'Gorman (email@example.com)
Dr Jacqueline Bolton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"MA Theatre offered me the opportunity to write a play and take it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, where my work was viewed critically on a national scale. It is by far the proudest achievement of my life and something that never would have been possible without the MA course."Kate Newman
Theatre graduates from this programme have gone on to work in the theatre industry in areas such as writing, devising, performing, dramaturgy, and otherwise making theatre. Graduates have formed theatre companies and worked with arts venues, either in administration, marketing, or backstage. Some have gone on to postgraduate research to become lecturers in further and higher education.
The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.
This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities. The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.
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