Training Opportunity

MA Collaborative Theatre

A unique opportunity to explore and develop professional contemporary collaborative theatre practice.

A new addition to Fourth Monkey’s professional actor training provision, with the first cohort of students starting on this postgraduate course in September 2021, the MA Collaborative Theatre provides a unique opportunity to explore and develop the skills relevant to professional contemporary collaborative theatre practice, delivered in association with internationally-renowned partners and practitioners.

This course aims to create and launch industry-ready, fledging theatre companies and interdisciplinary collaborators who are knowledgeable, trailblazing and entrepreneurial with the capacity to initiate, create, produce and business manage ground-breaking new works from conception to delivery with sustainability and robustness.

Training takes place at Fourth Monkey’s North London base, the Monkey House, and the MA Collaborative Theatre course delivery is offered as a flexible learning framework with part-time and full-time options available to allow students to fit professional or family responsibilities around their training if necessary and in order to be as accessible and inclusive as possible in line with Fourth Monkey’s ongoing commitment to making drama school training open to all.

Students training on Fourth Monkey’s MA Collaborative Theatre programme work alongside established industry partners and professionals throughout the core modules of their training, whilst creating and producing original work under their guidance and mentorship. Practical training and professional practice alongside extensive seminars and project-based learning relating to; production, project management and funding, expand and enrich the student experience and knowledge.

Below is an outline of the key features of the MA Collaborative Theatre course:

• Flexible learning framework offered (part-time or full-time)

• Accredited by Fourth Monkey’s degree awarding partner, Falmouth University (validation pending)

• Access to Student Finance to pay course fees

• Delivered in association with experienced industry professionals and internationally-renowned practitioners

“It’s been training as it should be” – Rose (Emily) Thornton, Fourth Monkey Alumnus 2020.