Why choose MA in Theatre Studies?

The MA in Theatre Studies Programme (MA-TS) combines text-based studies with performance, theory with practice, and philosophical ideas with stage visualization. Students in the programme will be given training in writing performance critiques. The programme is critical- and research-oriented, in which students will have to explore theoretical issues based on actual performances.
With the support of various organizations, MA-TS will arrange research visits to the following organizations:
  • Centre for Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo, Norway
  • International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong)
  • Hong Kong Repertory Theatre

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have:
1. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent;
2. Fulfilment of one of the following English language proficiency requirements if the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree was not obtained from a university/tertiary institution where English is the medium of instruction:
    • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based), 79 (Internet-based at the Test Center) / TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition*
    • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 / IELTS Online / IELTS Indicator*
    • CET-6: 430;
    • TEM-4: Good;
    • TEM-8: Pass; OR
    • Equivalent of the above.
  1. Prior knowledge of drama.

*TOEFL and IELTS results are considered valid two years from the test date.

Application Procedures

  1. Register an account in the Postgraduate Admission System
  2. Login and complete all the required sections on the Postgraduate Admission System
  3. Receive an application number
  4. Settle the application fee
  5. Check your application status regularly
  6. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees : HK$112,320

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