Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts has announced a new master’s course in acting in association with nearby Everyman and Playhouse.
The MA Acting (Company) course will have an emphasis on creating new work, researching and finding an audience for it and then touring it.
Students will spend six weeks as the company in residence at the Liverpool Playhouse’s Studio theatre.
They will also collaborate with the Everyman and Playhouse’s new works department and playwrights programme to develop new material, and receive mentoring from staff on areas including producing, marketing, press, education and development.
Additionally, students will have year-long access to casting opportunities and the opportunity to work with Young Everyman and Playhouse productions.
Gemma Bodinetz, artistic director at the Everyman and Playhouse, said: “We are very excited to be working in association with LIPA on this innovatory MA course that seeks to bring together academic learning, existing professional practice and new ways of making theatre.”
Course leader Matt Wilde added: “Working with leading industry partners is an important element of LIPA training and they don’t get much better than the Everyman and Playhouse.
“It is an acclaimed bastion of creative innovation and artistic excellence that looks beyond London for inspiration, talent and originality.”
The MA course culminates with the creation and presentation of a new touring production as a graduate company, with the backing of a £1,000 grant per company member.
The first intake of students to begin the course in September 2018 are being recruited.